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Could You Have Prediabetes?
Monday, July 01, 2013
Most people have heard of diabetes – and may even know someone who has it. But what about prediabetes? If you aren’t aware of it, you’re not the only one. A recent government report found that many Americans aren’t familiar with the condition, even those who have it.
Good Skin Care Essential if You Have Diabetes
Saturday, June 01, 2013
As your body’s largest organ, your skin is a master multitasker. It keeps fluids in, preventing dehydration. It regulates body temperature. It senses external stimuli, such as pain. It produces vitamin D from sunlight. And perhaps its most important task: It protects the body from infection. No doubt, keeping your skin healthy is important, especially if you have diabetes.
For Diabetes: Go Mediterranean
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Eating a nutritious diet is important when you have diabetes. Piling your plate with certain foods—such as fruits and vegetables, beans, and whole grains—can help you better control blood sugar levels. Enter the Mediterranean diet. It’s been shown to boost heart health. And now, research finds it may be useful in managing diabetes, too.
Diabetes and Depression: A Troubling Connection
Monday, April 01, 2013
How you feel physically can certainly influence how you feel mentally – and vice-versa. A prime example of that connection is diabetes and depression. Ongoing research suggests that people with either health condition are at higher risk of developing the other. By themselves, diabetes and depression can be hard to deal with. Together, they can seriously affect your overall health.
Diabetes Prevention: It’s All in the Family
Friday, March 01, 2013
Every family passes something down – your grandmother’s wedding band, Uncle Joe’s lucky tackle box, an older brother’s clothes. Did you know you can even pass down a tendency to develop diabetes? Family history is one of the leading risk factors for this serious disease. And it isn’t all in the genes. Lifestyle plays a decisive role, too.