All posts by Kristin Lund

Are You Prepared to Handle Diabetes During a Disaster?

If you have diabetes and are wondering whether you’re prepared for a unexpected disaster, then head for the website of the American Association for Diabetes Educators. There you’ll find a Diabetes Disaster Response Toolkit that contains an abundance of information on nearly every aspect of getting prepared and helping your local diabetes community do the … Continue reading Are You Prepared to Handle Diabetes During a Disaster?

It’s All in the Cooking: Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Good for Your Heart When Cooked Properly

It’s been known for some time that omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease, but no one has really known if one dietary source is better than another. For that reason, Lixin Meng, MS, a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, designed a study to compare sources, types, amounts, and … Continue reading It’s All in the Cooking: Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Good for Your Heart When Cooked Properly

Young People Can Decrease Belly Fat by Consuming More Fiber

“Fat is better in the butt than in the gut,” in the words of Nancy Bohannon, MD, FACP, FACE, Director of the Clinical Research Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program in San Francisco. Dr. Bohannon explained in a recent CA-AADE conference that  fat is supposed to be subcutaneous. But when you have too much fat, your body … Continue reading Young People Can Decrease Belly Fat by Consuming More Fiber

The Affordable Health Care for America Act Passed

Whew! We received a landslide of comments recently when we published an article called Demand Health Care Reform Now! Some people complained that politics should stay out of our publication. Unfortunately, healthcare is a political issue, and we at Diabetes Health are interested in healthcare. We believe that healthcare should not be tied to employment … Continue reading The Affordable Health Care for America Act Passed

Pesticides in Your Food: How To Avoid the Worst Culprits

Do you ever stand in the fruit and vegetable section of your food store and wonder if it’s really worth it to buy organic produce? Or do you wonder which conventionally grown items you can buy to save money and which items you should absolutely buy organic? I sure do. And I always resent standing … Continue reading Pesticides in Your Food: How To Avoid the Worst Culprits

World Diabetes Day Is This Saturday, November 14, 2009

World Diabetes Day is a global awareness campaign that’s celebrated every year on November 14. The goal is to encourage action to further the prevention, treatment, and care of diabetes, as well as to support the United Nations Resolution on Diabetes. Landmarks and monuments across the world are lit in blue to create a united … Continue reading World Diabetes Day Is This Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reeling from Your Recent Diabetes Diagnosis? Read This Book!

I recently ran into Theresa Garnero at the California AADE annual meeting and discovered that Diabetes Health had not yet reviewed her book, Your First Year with Diabetes: What To Do, Month By Month. We regret the oversight because it’s a great resource for anyone dealing with the shock of a diabetes diagnosis. And Garnero is the perfect author for … Continue reading Reeling from Your Recent Diabetes Diagnosis? Read This Book!