The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? While the appeal of the gym is obvious because of the climate control, and convenience, especially in the winter, emerging results suggest there are benefits to exercising outdoors that cannot be replicated …

Blog Spotlight: Diabetes Daily

Blog: Diabetes Daily People behind the words: David Edelman, Elizabeth Zabellore, and more than 100 writers who live with diabetes or practice medicine Type of diabetes: Main focus is type 1 and type 2 diabetes About the blog: Diabetes Daily was founded by David Edelman and Elizabeth Zabellore. After Elizabeth was diagnosed with type 1 …

How to Get More Healthy Fats into Your Meal Plan

Not all fats are created equal — we’re here to help you figure out which ones you should get more of. Two healthy fats are monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. These fats are good for your heart and cholesterol, in addition they help to manage your moods, fight fatigue, and control your weight. Where you’ll …

How to Cope with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is unlike Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as it develops during a woman’s pregnancy and often goes away after delivery. While any complications during pregnancy — such as gestational diabetes — can be concerning, there are things that you can do to help manage and cope with gestational diabetes. …

Smoking: The Risks with Diabetes

Smoking can raise your risk for heart attack or stroke, in addition to raising your blood pressure and cholesterol which can make it increasingly difficult to manage your diabetes. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you are a smoker, we know that you have a difficult road ahead of you–but we encourage you to …

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 …

Take Control of Your Diabetes: The 7 Self-Care Behaviors

The American Association of Diabetes Educators created the 7 self-care behaviors to help people better manage their diabetes. While self management is difficult, these steps help break down the process and show clear areas where goals need to be made. 1. Healthy Eating One of the most important steps to take to start better managing your …

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