Diabetes

Foods to Avoid When Suffering from Diabetes – Health Article

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can be managed by eating a healthful and balanced diet. Uncontrolled, diabetes may lead to serious consequences like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness among others. Eating the wrong food can raise blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation, which may increase the risk of the disease. However, having diabetes doesn’t mean you avoid certain foods completely. You can eat most foods, but eat some of them in smaller portions. This article will guide…

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Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Fruit Juice Associated With Increased Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes – Health Education Article

Whole fruit consumption, particularly apples, grapes and blueberries is linked to a lower type 2 diabetes risk, while consumption of fruit juice has an adverse effect. Increasing the consumption of fruit has been recommended for preventing type 2 diabetes as well as numerous other chronic diseases. Research has however produced some mixed results. This study examined the association of individual consumption of fruit relative to risk of type 2 diabetes. Data were made use of from 3 prospective cohort studies…

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Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Research tells us that people who eat breakfast have more mental clarity and energy AND can better control their weight and blood sugar levels. Here is a quick grab and go breakfast idea that is full of nutrition.  Greek yogurt provides protein, calcium and probiotics (people who consume milk and yogurt better control their blood pressure as shown in the DASH diet studies). The fruit provides more vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  Nuts  contain unsaturated fat which can help you better…

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This incredibly healthy, colorful and fresh Mediterranean Pasta Salad can be a side-dish, snack or an entree salad. It’s quick to throw-together and it does not last long at our house. The flavors and textures are so perfect together!             Salad Ingredients: 6 ounces textured pasta like penne or rotini (Gluten-Free if desired) 4 oz. roasted red peppers (from jar) 2 oz. sundried tomatoes (or 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes) 1 cucumber (peeled and diced)…

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Okra & Tomatoes – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This Okra & Tomatoes recipe is so easy and so delicious! We live in the South and most people here prefer to have their okra fried and have usually not eaten it cooked any other way. Here is a healthy, delicious alternative that we often share with our clients.  Okra is a low calorie vegetable high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex & Folate. One surprising benefit of okra is found in the phytochemical, mucilage, which aids digestion and helps…

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What is Type 2 Diabetes? – Health Education Article

There are two main types of diabetes, known as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is far more rare and results from the pancreas ceasing to function. Usually Type 1 diabetes will appear in a child by age 5, but in some cases it’s onset can be delayed until adulthood. There is no “cure” for Type 1 diabetes, there is only treatment and management of the condition. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand often does not appear…

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The History of Diabetes (We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!) – Health Education Article

On this World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at diabetes from a historical perspective.   We have come a long way with the diagnosis, treatment and tools to aid diabetes management. Frederick Grant Banting (right) and Charles H. Best with Marjorie Aware of the Symptoms but not the Cause…. The earliest known mention of diabetes was in 1552 BC, when Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician, documented frequent urination as a symptom of a mysterious disease that caused severe weight loss. …

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Key findings of the Health Profile for England report – Health Article

Emma Hammett A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and evidence contained with this plan will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS long term plan and has been instrumental in…

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Quick Baked Oatmeal – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Begin your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal!  Preparation can begin the night before to make for a quick, easy and nutritious oatmeal breakfast. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fat and the nut butter will add more healthy fat and a good amount of protein which will help to increase satiety. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 T chia seeds (optional) Sweetener of choice Dash of salt 2 T smooth nut butter…

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Turkey & Veggie Wraps – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This is a fast, easy and delicious way to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ingredients:  2 cups chopped turkey 2 cups salad greens or spinach ½ cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned no-salt added) ½ cup shredded carrots ½ cup Craisins ½ cup cranberry sauce 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas Directions: Combine turkey, salad greens/spinach, corn, carrots and Craisins in a bowl.  Warm tortillas according to package directions or serve as is.  Spread 2 T of cranberry sauce on…

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Advice that Doctors do not Give: How to Extend your Life! – Healthbulk – HealthBulk – Health Article

Regardless of the disease that we suffer, the solution of the doctors always seems to be a pill and worse, the pill does not heal the sick, but hides the symptoms while your physical and mental state continue to deteriorate. This proposal is not new, but quite the opposite. Our ancestors never suffered a heart attack and in the paleolithic era there were no sleeping pills or insulin injections. Evolution has helped many aspects of daily life, but it has…

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‘At Least You Don’t Have…’ How to Be Supportive of Someone with Chronic Illness – Health Article

I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia,…

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VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment – Health Article

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a licensed provider in all 50 states, 400 veterans will have the opportunity to remotely receive personalized nutrition, peer support and coaching—an approach currently not in widespread use at VA to achieve glycemic control and reduce the use of medications. “Unlike…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Most patient visits to doctors result in a prescription written for a medicine that people retrieve from a pharmacy, whether retail in the local community or via mail order for a maintenance drug. This one transaction generates a lot of data points, which individually have a lot of importance for the individual patient. Mashed with other patients’, prescription drug utilization data can combine with more data to be used for population health, cost-effectiveness, and other constructive research pursuits. At HIMSS19,…

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