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29.1 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes
The CDC reports an increasing number of Americans are diabetic. About 29.1 million Americans nearly 10 percent of the United States population now has type 2 diabetes. Read More
Diabetes Myths
There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts, such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Read More
Sugar and Desserts
It’s best to save sweets and desserts for special occasions so you don’t miss out on the more nutritious foods your body needs. If you need something to satisfy a sweet craving, try eating a piece of fresh fruit or fruit salad. When you do decide to include a treat in your meal plan, make sure you keep portions small. Having diabetes doesn't mean you will never have birthday cake or pumpkin pie again. With a little planning, you can have a small serving of your favorite dessert once in a while and still manage your diabetes.Read More
Hot drinks can make you feel better, but they have varying benefits and drawbacks
When you’re feeling tired, cold or under the weather, there’s nothing better than climbing into bed with a mug of something hot. In addition to being comforting, hot drinks replace fluids lost from fever and help loosen mucus. But they also have properties that may actually protect your health all year long. Which one should you sip? Consider these benefits and caveats. (Read More)
Lowering Diabetes Risk with Chocolate, Tea and Berries
In new research from scientist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London, compounds known as anthocyanins, belonging to the flavonoid family were linked to lower insulin resistance and better blood sugar control among people with diabetes. (Read More)

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