Walking has been show to help improve your cognitive function and actually slow down the aging of your mind. In fact, walking can help keep your body and heart healthy, too! A recent study has shown that even just adding a few regular walks to your exercise routine (even if they’re the only part of … Continue reading Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the process a piece of your mind! Or, as the case may be, take that piece right back.
Newark, N.J., native Elizabeth Jacqueline “Jackie” Dilley spent many years working as a manager for an insurance company and her husband, Fred, kept busy with his work. They also raised three children. When retirement time came they wanted a place away from the snow and ice of the northeast U.S. and they chose a beachfront … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Working Closely With the Health Care Professionals
According to a recent study, diet soda is associated with an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR). More specifically, patients who consumed more than four cans of diet soda a week had significantly increased odds of experiencing proliferative DR than patients who did not. Regular soft drink consumption, on the other hand, was not found … Continue reading Diet soda is touted as being healthier than regular soda, but is it actually doing more harm than good?
I was diagnosed with type I insulin-dependent diabetes 54 years ago at the age of 22 months. A dear family friend suggested my parents take me to our family doctor and have me checked for diabetes after I showed some of the more common symptoms. I was unusually cranky and always hungry, but had a … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Still Healthy After 54 Years
Dear Nadia: I’m having a lot of lows and highs that I can’t control. I just had a baby a little over 6 weeks ago and am wondering if that could be reason. Maribeth Dear Maribeth: The blood sugar fluctuations you are experiencing aren’t at all uncommon. Many new mothers experience blood glucose fluctuations. Your … Continue reading AskNadia: High & Low Blood Sugars After Giving Birth
When Jacqueline “Jackie” Delts’ doctor told her in 2007 that she had Type 2 diabetes she made up her mind to manage it with medication and exercise. That’s exactly what she’s done for the last several years. Jackie, who is 65, volunteers at a senior center near her home and several times a week she … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Dancing to the Oldies for Health and Fitness
Sleeping is supposed to refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body, but did you know that the way that you sleep might impact your insulin sensitivity? A study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics explored the effect of sleep patterns on insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese adolescents. Participants kept a sleep diary and … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Sleep Habits Affect Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents
Dear Nadia, I worry about my husband and how alcohol affects his diabetes. He usually has two glasses of wine a night with dinner. Is that too much? Kate Indiana Dear Kate, Alcohol is such a big part of everyday relaxation and celebration for many. From a hard days at work, sport events, birthdays, graduations … Continue reading AskNadia: How Much Alcohol is Too Much for Diabetes
I saw a picture this week, a child in a hospital and the person who posted it wrote that this was their life with diabetes, that no one knew what they went through, and this is their world every day, all of the time. As I read this story, I felt bad for two reasons……the … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Painting Your Child’s Diabetes…..Careful, it’s Not your Canvas