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The simple beverage swap to reduce risk of diabetes

reduce risks of diabetesWe all know we should be drinking water throughout our day, but a lot of us are still grabbing a can or bottle of soda. It’s no secret that Americans like their soda.

But sugary beverages – top-selling sodas included – have come under a lot of scrutiny in the last while because they’ve been linked to numerous … Read More

Turning 50? You could be at risk for diabetes

Young doctor check the blood-sugar levelGetting older has its pluses – life experience, wisdom, longstanding relationships. Our senior years can be fulfilling ones. But the other side of that coin is we’re more prone to chronic disease because of our aging bodies. There’s the wear and tear of time, and the cumulative result of not-so-healthy habits we may have followed over many, many … Read More

Your risk for diabetes increases if you’re not getting enough of this

lack-of-sleep-may-cause-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do, done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later impeding on our sleep time. It may not seem like a big deal now to skimp out on some shut-eye, but over time, you’re actually impacting not only … Read More

Effective natural remedies for diabetes

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Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like a big deal now to skimp on some shuteye, but over time, this has a negative impact on … Read More

Simple steps for preventing diabetes

prevent-diabetes-naturallyWe all know that diabetes is a disease where there is excess sugar in the blood. Why is it there? How can I prevent it? Why does everyone not get it? All good questions. And I’ll try and answer all of them here. Let me start by explaining the causes of diabetes without getting too technical.

Understanding diabetes… Read More

Eating more of this will help prevent diabetes

diabetes, probioticsDairy is good for your whole body – heart, bones, teeth – and a new study has singled out yogurt from the dairy food group for its ability to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

I like the tangy flavor and creamy texture of a quality yogurt, and this is a great reason to try yogurt with … Read More

Warning: One of the biggest risks that comes with diabetes

DIABETES, EYE HEALTHIt’s truly alarming how so many people with diabetes – or at risk for diabetes – are unaware of the damage the condition can do to their eyes.

It’s serious. In fact, if you don’t get your eyes examined regularly, it can lead to complete blindness…

Diabetes and blindness: Making the connection

An estimated 25.8 million people in the … Read More

Do this one simple thing to manage your diabetes

diabetes, exerciseWithout question, walking is an effective and low-cost form of aerobic exercise that most everyone can do. As a doctor, I try to take a walk every single day. It’s a great way to clear your head and does so much for your health.

Walking fights fat, boosts energy levels and even protects your heart. But if you … Read More

Diabetes Drugs May Combat Cancer

118396206Diabetes drugs like metformin have already improved and saved the lives of those who have that increasingly common condition, but new research shows that they might also have a role to play in the fight against cancer.

This is not the first time biguanides, a class of drugs used to treat diabetes, has been associated with cancer-fighting potential, … Read More

Surgeon General: Cancer And Diabetes Linked To Smoking

186346449Smoking has never been good for us, no matter how cool James Dean made it look.

Now the cigarette habit has been linked to even more diseases and deaths than previously thought.

The latest report by the Surgeon General, recently published in USA Today, finds that smoking causes a slew of diseases, including diabetes, liver cancer and … Read More

Best Medicine To Prevent Heart Disease And Diabetes Is Absolutely Free

153180410Move more, more often! Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and diabetes, new research shows. It won’t cost you a penny, and it will save you time and money down the road.

The health benefits of exercise have been well established in a multitude of studies, yet more and … Read More

The Diet That Could Hold the Key to Diabetes Prevention

139736560Once referred to as adult-onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use insulin properly. It usually develops in people who are over the age of 40 or to those who are overweight and have a family history of the disease. However, doctors are now seeing a disturbing, … Read More

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