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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.
3 Potential New Tactics for Preventing Diabetes
Friday, February 01, 2013
If you like to follow the latest trends, here’s one you should skip: More Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This serious disease already affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. Fortunately, you can do a lot to protect yourself. Proven tactics include regular exercise and a healthy diet. Recent research also points to three other possible ways to help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Epidemic Drives Dramatic Rise in Diabetes
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
More and more Americans are becoming obese. A wider waist increases their risk for heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. A new government report found this obesity epidemic is also tied to another troubling health trend. It’s spurring a spike in type 2 diabetes.