1 in 11 Americans now have diabetes. This disease now affects nearly 30 million men, women, and children of all ages, races, and body types. According to research from the University of Illinois, one person is diagnosed with diabetes in the United States every 23 seconds. “Managing Diabetes-it’s not easy, but it’s worth it!” This is the catchphrase for the month of November, … [Read more...] about Make The Most of November- It’s National Diabetes Month!
If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of information and even misinformation written about the disease. In this information age, it’s easy to become confused. Depending on where you go on the Internet and what you read you might find statements like “diabetes is no big deal” or “diabetes … [Read more...] about 10 Diabetes Myths
“The most important thing in the Olympic games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” ~ Pierre de Coubertin, founder of modern Olympic games So, you were just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, now what? First of all, take a deep breath and know that you’re going to be all right. When they … [Read more...] about What Do I Do Now?
Do you struggle with the question, “Diet or regular?” when ordering soda at a restaurant? Regular soda doesn’t seem like the right choice. It’s loaded with sugar, 8 teaspoons on average, and comes with its own set of health concerns. Diet soda has no sugar, but what about the artificial sweetener it contains? Aspartame is the primary artificial sweetener used in popular … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Aspartame
Has sugar gone from being a frequent guest at your house to one that rarely seems to cross the threshold? Perhaps sugar has been relegated to the “foods to avoid” list in your home. If sugar is something you have been told to avoid at all costs it’s very likely you have been diagnosed with diabetes! Why is it a good idea for people with diabetes to avoid sugar? When the … [Read more...] about The Best Sugar Substitutes for People with Diabetes