Scientists have begun studying areas where people live the longest and have the lowest rates of chronic disease– and what they’re learning is really intriguing.  These “blue zones” have some interesting things in common: “The cornerstone of every longevity diet is the humble bean.”  Beans were the only food that successfully and consistently predicted a […]

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For Recipe Saturday this week, we have a fantastic recipe from dietitian Amy Campbell at Diabetes Self-Management. Curious to know why salads are so good for you?  This article outlines all the health benefits of eating salad – salads are a great way to get more fiber in your diet, as well as all the vitamins, […]

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Sleep is critical for good health—both for people with diabetes and those without it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggles with insomnia (and you’re certainly not alone—30% of Americans report having at least some of the symptoms of insomnia), you may be curious to know what the data shows works most […]

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One of the most important aspects of being healthy with type 2 diabetes is detecting the symptoms and being diagnosed as early as possible. The earlier you can begin treatment for diabetes, the healthier you will be in the long-run. That’s why knowing the signs and symptoms of diabetes is so important. This video will […]

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Many of the ways that uncontrolled high blood sugar can affect the body are well-known: it can damage blood vessels, the eyes, nerves and kidneys. High blood sugar can also damage the brain over time, causing increased rates of stroke and dementia among people with diabetes. Now new research suggests that there’s another side effect […]

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Sleep is critical for good health– both for people with diabetes and those without it. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggles with insomnia (and you’re certainly not alone– 30% of Americans report having at least some of the symptoms of insomnia), you may be curious to know what the data shows […]

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Today’s Recipe Saturday features a lovely recipe collection from Better Homes and Gardens who have highlighted delicious warm-weather recipes for people with diabetes! There’s quite a bit of variety in this collection– a salmon salad, vegetable lamb skewers, several stir-fry options– and all of the recipes list carb count and calories per serving. If you’re […]

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There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th than spending some time outside with friends and family grilling. So for today’s special Recipe Saturday, check out the Food Network’s delicious recipe for Stuffed Turkey Burgers and grill up some of your own! As you’re thinking about your meal, use the white foods rule to make sure […]

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Well, figuring out what a meal will do to your blood sugar just got a little more complicated.  New research suggests that it’s not only WHAT you eat but also the order in which you eat certain foods that will determine the impact of a meal on your blood sugar.  Yep, it’s true. In the […]

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