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3 Steps for Living Healthier with Diabetes in the New Year

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Here are some suggestions for people suffering with diabetes to eat and live heathier in the coming year.   Eating healthy and exercising are common resolutions for many in the New Year, not just for those with diabetes. Although most of us start out with good intentions of living a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to… Continue Reading

New Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Discovered

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Senior diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Learn all about newly-discovered risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.   Studies on diabetes continue to produce new information for treatment and prevention. Recent research has uncovered even more risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease that afflicts tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone. In addition to already-known risk… Continue Reading

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Reversed?

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Read about reversing Type 2 diabetes and find out if it’s possible for you. If you or your loved one has just received a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, you might wonder if the disease is curable. Or you might ask, is it  at least reversible? The short answer is yes, but such a reversal of… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Pre-Diabetes

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Learn more about pre-diabetes and lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your overall health and reduce your chance of getting diabetes. When you think of pre-diabetes, just consider it a warning sign of sorts. It isn’t a guarantee you’ll later receive a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, it’s quite the opposite since it provides… Continue Reading

Understanding Your Role as a Diabetes Caregiver

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Quick tips for those getting started as a diabetes caregiver and understanding how to support a loved one with a recent diabetes diagnosis A diabetes diagnosis can be mind-boggling for both patient and caregiver. When you work together, the transition to a healthier lifestyle does not have to be overwhelming. The tips below can help… Continue Reading

Don’t Let Winter Prevent you from Working Out

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Exercise and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn how you can help manage your diabetes by staying physically fit even during those long, cold winter months! In many parts of the country, wintertime means snowy sidewalks, icy streets, and freezing temps. Whether you experience it, or can imagine it, winter weather can make getting your workout in a little more difficult than… Continue Reading

Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes as an Older Adult

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
The chance of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis increases with age, but it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and beat the odds. The older you get your chance of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes increases. Approximately 25 percent of adults over the age of 60 have Type… Continue Reading

Important Insulin Pump Information for First Time Users

Posted in Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Humor in Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Uncategorized
Your insulin pump is a powerful tool to help you more easily manage your diabetes. It delivers a small, continuous stream of insulin to your body day and night and is programmed to match your body’s needs.   Now that you’ve decided to start using an insulin pump, you should take a look at this list of… Continue Reading

Older Adults and Diabetes: The Importance of Staying Active

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Statistics, Exercise and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn why physical activity is especially important for older adults with diabetes and how to get started caring for your body today.   We all know maintaining a high level of physical activity is important for everyone, regardless of their age or whether they have diabetes. But sometimes, those with the disease underestimate the positive… Continue Reading

3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
It’s never too late to make simple lifestyle changes to lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Use these tips to help you start.   Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. However, if you make simple lifestyle changes, it can significantly lower your risk of a diagnosis. The best news is… Continue Reading

The National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014: What You Need to Know

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Statistics, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
This report reveals trends in diabetes diagnosis and management through activity, medication, and diabetes supplies such as insulin pumps. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014. Drawing on figures produced by the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey, and 2012… Continue Reading

Have an Insulin Pump? Here are Some Precautions to Take Before, During, and, After Exercising

Posted in Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps
Summer is here, which means it’s time to get active! People with diabetes are encouraged to exercise as a way to improve overall health. Improved blood glucose and weight loss are positive benefits for a better, healthier life.  There are some precautions that insulin pump users should take before starting a routine. But don’t let… Continue Reading

Exercise Tips for People with Diabetes

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The Mercy Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, a National Healing Corporation Wound Healing Center, offers these exercise tips: Before starting an exercise program, talk with your health care professional regarding the presence of vascular complications that could worsen with exercise and orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions that may exempt certain exercises. Check your blood glucose… Continue Reading

Aerobic Exercise and Weight Training Benefits People with Diabetes

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  People with type 2 diabetes developed better blood sugar control if they combined aerobic exercise with lifting weights, according to a recent Canadian study. Researchers split participants into four groups: Aerobic exercise only Resistance training only Aerobic exercise and resistance training No assigned excercise After 22 weeks, hemoglobin A1c levels improved for all three… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy helps to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

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Focus Express Mail Pharmacy Inc. of Horsham,PA  donated more than $25,000 in pedometers, educational materials, programs, and grant money to the Haverford School District elementary schools to kick off Peds for Prevention, a program to increase children’s physical activity and healthy food choices. Each elementary school participated in a walking program sponsored by the company and… Continue Reading

Tips for Exercising with Diabetes

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 It seems like everyone I know goes to a gym or participates in some type of regular exercise program. For most of us, that just means doing a little stretching and then off you go to the weight room,  treadmill,  elliptical etc. But for those people with diabetes, a lot of thought and preparation should be done before exercising. Exercise will lower… Continue Reading

Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes

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According to Dr. Gabe Mirkin, exercise helps to prevent and treat diabetes by increasing the number of enzymes that transport fat from fat cells to muscle cells where it can be used for energy by the muscles. Before insulin can do its job of removing sugar from the bloodstream and putting it into cells where… Continue Reading