The ABCs of Diabetes

Everyone knows their ABCs, but it’s important to know the ABCs of diabetes, too. Keeping these three things in check can help lower your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes complications. A: A1C The A1C blood test gives you and your doctor a way to measure your average glucose control over the last …

Move over, food pyramid! How to eat right with MyPlate

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEFmSk08LIE] We’re faced with a lot of choices every day. Sometimes, the most difficult choice can be what foods you should eat to have a healthy, balanced meal. Many of us grew up with the colorful food pyramid, which educated us on the different food groups. The USDA-created graphic helped us navigate the aisles of …

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: knowing the difference

As diabetes continues to be a growing concern for many Americans, education is one of the most effective tools for managing this disease. If you’ve heard about diabetes from health professionals or have read about it in the news, you’ve probably noticed the phrases “type 1” and “type 2.” It’s important to understand the difference …

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