Category Archives: Exercise

6 BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING YOUR DIABETES IN THE SUMMER HEAT

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Summertime can make diabetes more difficult to manage for some people. The heat can cause many complications that exacerbate symptoms, making it even more important to be sure you are staying on top of your medications. For that we have put together some 6 summer diabetes management tips. The heat of summer can be much […]

HOW TO MANAGE DIABETES BY CREATING HEALTHIER HABITS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

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Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes or have had the condition for years, it doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying a healthy, happy life. In fact, there are many things you can do to reduce your symptoms by improving your health. This includes some simple (and affordable) lifestyle adjustments, as well as some […]

WHAT IS A1C? TIM MCGRAW’S ASKING YOU…

This morning while sipping on my morning coffee scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a video by the American Diabetic Association that featured one of my favorite singers Tim McGraw. Tim is currently working with the ADA on a new diabetes awareness program called “America’s Diabetes Challenge.” In this video Tim presented a simple question about […]

FOODUCATE APP: ANALYZE FOOD LABELS

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I use my cell phone to keep track of my credit cards, maintain my calendar, surf the the web and social media, save all my contact information, send and receive text messages and more, but I am not really an APP person. A friend of mine recently introduced me to an app called Fooducate. I find fooducate useful in […]

OBESITY GOING UP AMONG U.S WOMEN, STUDY REVEALS

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Approximately one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. 40% of women, 35% of men, as well as 17% of children and adolescents are identified as obese in the United States. These numbers clearly do not sound promising despite the numerous programs that have been launched at schools, hospitals, […]

DIABETES AND TECHNOLOGY: ARE THEY LINKED TO EACH OTHER?

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Who could deny that the steady advancement of technology has greatly influenced our lives? Technology has changed our way of living; affecting our social lives, work, and most importantly our health. It would seem that technology has served to improve our health, but controversy exists as to whether or not technology has improved or negatively impacted […]

SAY YES TO YOGA FOR BETTER DIABETES HEALTH

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Yoga is not just yoga; it’s a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that entails various practices such as meditation, breath control and adoption of specific body postures that are aimed to promote good health and optimistic energy. Who could complain about positive energy and well being?! Yoga is an excellent practice for individuals battling diabetes, because it can […]

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES A DIABETIC NEED?

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There is no question that exercise is good for overall health. However, the type, intensity and amount of exercise required for diabetics is debatable. Some experts recommend intense exercises and others suggest any type of exercise, as long as it is performed regularly and for a reasonable time. Prior to starting any exercise, diabetics should […]