Tag: "Diabetes"


Stevia: The Other White Sweetener

During your weekly shopping trip, you see a food sample booth just ahead of you. Curious what they have to try, you make your way over. Oooh, coffee! With how little sleep you got last night, that sounds great. So, you pour yourself a small cup and as you are about to grab the sugar, […]


Diabetes: Don’t Forget The Feet!

Every morning for years, John would walk to the beach near his house, take off his shoes and walk on the sand as the sun rose. He enjoyed his morning walks tremendously. He loved the feel of the sand sifting through his toes. It gave him such a feeling of connection with nature. So, he […]

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Things To Consider When Running With Diabetes

Running is one of the best ways to combat the effects of diabetes, especially diabetes of the Type II variety. Not only can running help you quickly burn calories, but it also offers the benefits of lower blood glucose levels, less resistant cellular fat, and improved insulin efficiency – all benefits which can better help […]

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Lowering Risk of Developing Type II Diabetes

American rates for developing type II diabetes far exceed any other industrialized nation’s figures. Those rates are sad side effects of our obesity epidemic, which should be a top priority for our country to improve. The fact that this issue is tied to unhealthy living has one saving grace, and that is the fact that […]

Diabetes Awareness Month:  Exercise to Control Those Sugars!

Diabetes Awareness Month: Exercise to Control Those Sugars!

Blair sighed as she closed the door behind her and dropped her keys on the hall table.  The news from the doctor had not been surprising, but it had not been what she had wanted to hear either.  Dr. Nguyen had come right out and said that if she didn’t change her sedentary lifestyle, she […]

Study: Coffee and Tea May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Coffee and Tea May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Megan’s family has a history of type 2 diabetes.  Her mom, dad, older sister and aunt all have it and the doctors even said that the diabetes had contributed to both her father’s heart attack and her aunt’s nerve damage.  That was more than enough to scare Megan into learning as much about diabetes as […]

Diabetes: A Disease to Be Aware of

Diabetes: A Disease to Be Aware of

Photo by Betacells via Flickr November is Diabetes Awareness month.  Since I’ve known many people with diabetes over the years, I know it is a serious condition that can not be ignored.  Many of you know that if someone develops diabetes, proper treatment is essential to prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, […]

Why Aren't You Eating More Beans?

Why Aren’t You Eating More Beans?

People constantly ask me what they should eat to help them reduce their cholesterol. So, naturally I start listing food items that I know help lower cholesterol, such as, oatmeal, oat bran, walnuts, almonds, fish, olive oil and beans. When I get to beans most people say, “Stop there Talli, beans make me gassy and  […]