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Food Journal is a Diet Tool

American Journal of Preventive Medicine study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food journal can double a person’s weight loss. The study found that the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept and how many support sessions the participants attended. Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much […]

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Feet Are Always Vulnerable in the Summer

From playing sports on the beach, hiking, swimming, walking in sandals or open toed shoes, many summer activities could put those with diabetes vulnerable for foot injuries. For a diabetic a small foot injury could lead to more serious complications. Maintain Proper Glucose Levels.  Regular exercise, pay close attention to how often you eat and what types […]

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Alternatives for Pretzel Day

Although pretzels have a reputation as a healthy snack, many brands are made from refined white flour, yeast, salt and some kind of oil or other fat. The fact that they are baked will save some calories, but anything made with white flour acts like sugar as the body digests it. Diabetics should opt for […]

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World DNA Day

Worldwide Celebration While DNA Day was first commemorated in the United States in 2003, it is now celebrated around the world. In the US, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is at the helm of organizing celebrations for the day. Universities and scientific organizations around the world also celebrate DNA day by organizing scientific […]

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Kidney-Friendly Seasonal Spring Recipes

DaVita Kidney Care Releases Springtime Favorites Cookbook Enjoy Kidney-Friendly Seasonal Spring Recipes DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider in kidney care services, today announced the launch of its “Springtime Favorites” cookbook, a delicious collection of kidney-friendly spring recipes that highlight the season’s brightest flavors. The seasonal recipes introduced […]

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Listening to Your Favorite Song is Healthy

Music Has Powerful (and Visible) Effects on the Brain Especially when you’re listening to a favorite song It doesn’t matter if it’s Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley or Bruno Mars. Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs. That’s one of the things […]

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Eggs: Handle Them Safely

Salmonella can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that look perfectly normal. These bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever. Symptoms usually last 4 to 7 days and most people get better without treatment. However, certain people, such as children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune […]

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National Doctor’s Day

Annual Cycle of Care List It’s important to do an annual cycle of care to identify any health concerns early and discuss the best treatment with your doctor and diabetes health professionals. Without regular checks, diabetes can lead to complications that can affect your whole body, including your kidneys, eyes, feet, nerves and heart. Your […]

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Something on a Stick Day

March 28 is Something on a Stick Day. It is a day to have fun with your food and to celebrate delicious and easy-to-eat dishes on a stick. Red, White and Blue Popsicles These red-white-and-blue popsicles are great to make when fresh blueberries and raspberries are in season. Other fruit, such as chopped strawberries or […]

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