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Diabetes

Diet and Recipes

Avocado: Your Heart's New BFF

This article is all about the avocado. Learn state of the science information about this formerly maligned fruit and how it is now part of a weight reduction, heart healthy diet for those with diabetes. ...(more)

For Cold and Flu Season, Homemade Chicken Soup is Delicious Medicine

Those with diabetes are prone to colds, flu, and viral infections. Chicken soup appears to have medicinal properties that lessen cold symptoms. Here is a great recipe for homemade chicken soup....(more)

Delicious Low Carb Cocktails

Most wine, spirits, and light beer are low in carbohydrate grams. The high carb content of mixed drinks comes from sweetened mixers, regular soda, added sugar, and syrups. Modify a cocktail's recipe and these delicious drinks can become carb friendly. ...(more)

Diabetes or Low Carb Dieter? Low Carb Cranberry and Walnut Holiday Cookie Recipe is Here

Here's a delicious low carb, gluten free, sugar free, wheat free cranberry and walnut cookie recipe. Terrific for the holidays and easy to make!...(more)

Management

The End of the "Holiday Season" can be the Start of a "New Year, New You"

The Holiday season traditionally begins with Thanksgiving and ends with New Year's Day. The average weight gain during this time is seven pounds and seven inches. If a diet and exercise tune up is not begun as soon as possible after the holidays, the chance to end the weight gain cycle lessens....(more)

Alcohol and Type 2 Diabetes

The holiday season continues and you may find yourself at parties and celebrations that involve alcohol. Here is some interesting information about alcohol and some helpful tips if you have type 2 diabetes and will be consuming alcohol....(more)

Quick Tips to Fix Stubborn Fasting Blood Glucose

Fasting blood glucose is often a difficult reading to normalize. This article lists the factors that interplay to determine fasting blood sugar and what can be done to improve the reading. ...(more)

Treatments

Urinary Tract Infections and Diabetes

This article is about urinary tract infection. A UTI is more common for those with diabetes. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment for this infection that can become serious if left untreated....(more)

A new drug for diabetes. Risk vs Benefit?

On January 9, 2014,the US FDA announced the release of a new drug in the newest class of drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Farxiga gained approved this year after failing to get approval last year. This article explains the new medication, Farxiga, its use, side effects, and future studies....(more)

Diabetes Reset; Getting Back on Track after the Holidays

Your healthy diabetes lifestyle can take major detours during the holiday season. When the holidays end, it's time to get back on track. Here is a guide to getting back to business one step at a time. Within one week, you can be on track with diabetes control....(more)