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Warm Weather Watch: A Guide for Staying Safe in the Summer

Summer days are here! The warmer weather holds lots of promises – relaxation, new adventures, food on the grill, and fun in the sun to name just a few. But as the temperatures go up, so do certain risks for people with diabetes.

Fortunately, there are a few simple and easy measures you can take to keep yourself safe and healthy while still enjoying everything summer has to offer. Read more

Exercise and Low Profile Ostomy Products

If you recently had your ostomy surgery or do not exercise regularly and want to get into a workout routine, you may be wondering what supplies you will need to help make your workout worry free. There are many lower profile ostomy products available today. A drainable or closed-end pouch and stoma caps can all make your workout more comfortable. Read more

Featured Recipie: Breaded Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato Fries

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Fitness Corner: Walking Out Your Door

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Do you hate going to the gym? Do you not want to clutter your home with bulky workout equipment?  What if a great workout was right outside your door?  A simple 30-minute walking routine can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, boost energy, reduce excess body fat and act as “one of the best types of medicine” available.  You can get started at home without joining a club or paying a monthly membership fee. Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment and can be done at any time of the day.   Read more

Nutrition Corner: Smoothies and Diabetes

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A smoothie is a blended drink made from fruits and/or vegetables and may also include other ingredients such as water, ice, fruit juice, dairy products, nuts, seeds and supplements. There are endless combinations and ingredients you can use. They can be a great way for you to boost your nutrition by including large servings of fruits and vegetables, but be sure to check with your doctor first as too many sweet fruits can lead to too much sugar.   Read more

How to Manage Glucose Levels When You Are Stressed

Both physical and emotional stressors can increase levels of the epinephrine and cortisol hormones in the body. This in turn can make one’s blood sugar rise. The hormone release is all part of the body’s fight-or-flight response, which prepares it to fight or flee at the first sign of any trouble. Now that rush of glucose is not a problem if your body’s insulin response is working correctly. However, for people with diabetes this can be a problem as the additional hormones in the body can lead to a buildup of sugar in the bloodstream. Read more

5 Summer Travel Tips

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Are you getting ready for a trip? Whether it’s a weeklong visit with family or a long-awaited vacation to an exotic locale, these tips can help you get ready to enjoy your time away. Read more

Featured Recipie: Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

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Fitness Corner: Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Training – The Perfect Combination

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Resistance training and aerobic exercise both provide many health benefits. However, combining these two in a regular exercise program improves blood glucose levels in people who have type 2 diabetes and may also be better at helping control blood sugar than either type of exercise alone. Read more

Nutrition Corner: Diabetes Superfoods

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These 10 superfoods are packed with nutrients and are extremely beneficial to one’s health and well-being. Check out the list below and be sure to add to your next grocery list. Read more