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Kids: Get Your Sleep!! Lack of Sleep Could Lead to Diabetes!

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests and reports  by Lisa Rapaport of Reuters Health That’s because each additional hour of sleep children get at night is associated with a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and… Continue Reading

Countdown to New Year’s Eve Party Planning: The Diabetes Friendly Way

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
New Year’s Eve means lots of delicious food. You won’t be left out when you whip up some of these diabetes friendly dishes.     Right before making those New Year’s resolutions to cut back or get into shape it seems everyone indulges on holiday treats. This can be a nightmare if you suffer from… Continue Reading

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

Diabetes and Your Diet: Separating Fact from Fiction

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
As someone living with diabetes, it’s hard to know what information about your diet you should trust. Here are some things you may not know.   If you have diabetes, there’s a lot of information available on the subject, both good and bad. This is especially true when it comes to questions about what you… Continue Reading

Diabetes Friendly Summer Ready Salads

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Obesity and Diabetes, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Not all salads are diabetes friendly. Learn a few safe recipes that are delicious and still fit into a diabetes food regimen.     Summertime is here and July 4th barbecues and picnics are around the corner!  With fresh fruits and veggies more available, there are some yummy salads you can make that can be… Continue Reading

Six Diabetes Friendly, Easy to Make Meals that Won’t Break the Bank.

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
  A diabetes diagnosis and the need to eat right go hand in hand. But that doesn’t mean eating has to be dull or expensive. Here are some easy to make, diabetes friendly recipes that taste great and won’t break the bank. Each one will feed a family of four for ten dollars or less… 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

Healthy Eating with Strawberries

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Enjoy these diabetes friendly recipes filled with strawberries, a fruit packed with vitamin C, high levels of antioxidants and fiber. It’s perfect for eating well. The sunshine and warmer weather of spring means the abundant return of a favorite fruit of summer to the grocery store: strawberries. As you pass those beautiful strawberries in the… Continue Reading

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Planning

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Studies indicate that a vegetarian diet encourages a healthy weight and also improves blood sugar control and insulin response for people with Diabetes  A vegetarian diet offers many health benefits for everyone. It promotes a healthy weight and decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Studies indicate that for those managing diabetes, a vegetarian diet also… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Pre-Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
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

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

Comfort Food to Make Your Mouth Water and Your Glucose Monitor Happy

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diet and Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
These comfort food recipes give people with diabetes options for eating gastronomically pleasing options so they do not have to sacrifice good flavor for health Your diet may have changed since your diabetes diagnosis but your taste buds certainly did not.  Eating healthily doesn’t mean food has to be flavorless.  There are many options for… Continue Reading

New Research Suggests Artificial Sweeteners May Be a Link to Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
New research says artificial sweeteners could be a precursor to diabetes.      Artificial sweeteners have become increasingly popular in recent years. From diet sodas to “sugar-free” pies and cakes, these ingredients are easily found by anyone looking for an option to sugar. However, this so called healthier option could actually not be healthy at all… 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

Insufficient Sleep Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Teens

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
A new study suggests that getting a good night’s sleep may stave off the development of type 2 diabetes in obese adolescents. “We already know that three out of four high school students report getting insufficient sleep,” said study investigator Dorit Koren, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Our study found to… Continue Reading

Master Switch Gene Found That Could Regulate Diabetes and Obesity

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
Scientists have found a  a "master switch gene" that  turns other genes found in fat in the body off and on. Professor Tim Spector, study leader from the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London said that since fat plays an important role in peoples’ susceptibility to metabolic diseases like obesity, heart disease and Diabetes, the regulating gene could be… Continue Reading

Now You Can Blame Your Big Belly and Diabetes on Bacteria!

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
New research is adding another reason why some people have large waistlines. Scientists say that excessive bacteria in the stomach caused by a lack of the TLR5 (Toll-Like Receptor 5) protein may be the culprit. TLR5 guards against an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines. If you remove TLR5, the intestines will be overgrown with an excessive amount… Continue Reading

Molecule That Makes Obese People Develop Diabetes Discovered

Posted in Diabetes Research, Obesity and Diabetes
  A new European study has shown that obese people have large amounts of the chemokine molecule CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue, and it is this molecule that  researchers feel will cause an obese person to develop Type II Diabetes. ‘Chronic inflammation of the adipose tissue, which is characteristic of obese people,… Continue Reading

Diabetes May Speed Onset of Dementia

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
       A series of new studies has shown that the onset of dementia may occur sooner if a patient is suffering from the combination of  obesity, diabetes, and heart disease . This is an important finding because it means that people who take control of their life by changing their lifestyle and their diet , while… Continue Reading

More and More Obese Children Experiencing Adult Complications of Diabetes and Hypertension

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
    A growing number of overweight American children and adolescents are being diagnosed with chronic diseases once considered illnesses of adulthood. In addition to the well-known rise in Type 2 diabetes among U.S. youth, children affected by obesity also are suffering from fatty liver disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.  Concern is mounting because the long-term effect… Continue Reading

Obesity and Diabetes Rates Increase Dramatically in Survey of States

Posted in Obesity and Diabetes
According to an annual state-by-state survey, adult obesity rates increased in 37 states in the past year ,while Type 2 Diabetes, a weight related disease, increased in 26 states. What’s more is that an additional survey showed that whereas not one state in 1991 had an obesity rate at 20%, now every state, except Colorado, has an obese… Continue Reading

Gallstones Caused by Insulin Resistance in People with Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes Research, Obesity and Diabetes
Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have determined that insulin resistance is likely the reason why gallstones are more common in obese people. Sudha Biddinger, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and a researcher in the Joslin Section on Obesity and Hormone Action, said: "Obesity is associated with increased secretion of cholesterol into the… Continue Reading