Tag Archives: Diabetes

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Following the Trend: Wheel Chair Yoga

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I know what you’re thinking. Yoga is a practice that requires you to bend and stretch every which way and pushes your body to new limits. How can a wheelchair fit into the equation? After seeing the concept grow and gain popularity, we were curious ourselves. We posted a story on Facebook a few weeks […]

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When It Comes to Diabetes, You Might Just Need to Relax

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Dr. Medha Munshi, director of the geriatrics program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston says she has her patient’s children come in all the time asking loads of questions about what their parents should do to monitor their health better. While strong communication with your health care provider and asking many questions is highly […]

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Foot Health: Arthritic or Diabetic Feet

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April is National Foot Health Month, so EasierLiving would be remiss if we let it pass without presenting our most popular foot health product for people with arthritic or diabetic feet: The Silipos® Arthritic/Diabetic Gel Socks*. The gel socks work against common symptoms that result from major systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease or […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

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Vitamin D can be obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements.  Vitamin D is extremely important to take in, and it can be beneficial in preventing or easing many different conditions. Cancer and Vitamin D Moores Cancer Center is proposing that cancer is a vitamin D deficiency. They say that enough vitamin D will virtually […]

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Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Know the Difference

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While these two types of diabetes have certain commonalities, they do have some extreme differences. Less than 10% of people with have Type 1 diabetes, which is also referred to as “juvenile diabetes” because it typically affected by younger people.  Type 2 diabetes is more common in adults, typically affecting people in their forties, but […]

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Enjoying Halloween with Diabetes

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For those with diabetes, Halloween can be tricky. It’s the one night that sugary candy is pretty much thrown at you for free, and resisting the temptation can be nearly impossible. But if you’re going to give into the temptation for this one night, these are the candies that you should choose to eat while […]

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Snack Ideas for People with Diabetes

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Snacking is very important for diabetics because they need to maintain certain energy levels throughout the day. It’s crucial for diabetics to plan their snacks accordingly in order to prevent hypoglycemia, manage weight and control hunger.  Diabetics usually stay away from foods that will spike blood sugar levels, such as fast food and high-fat food. Here […]

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Obesity in Mother may be a Risk for Autism in Child

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A new study has been conducted and the results are troubling. According to researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute in California, pregnant women who are obese are 67% more likely to have a child with autism or other developmental disorders. The study followed 1,004 mothers and their children, some of which had autism and […]

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Study Finds Increase in Lifespan of Americans

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Yesterday, we talked about how all that red meat you’re eating could literally be taking years off of your life. But today, we are going to focus on the positive! A recent 75-year long study has found a rise in the life spans of people in the United States. A few different factors have played […]

Fat Tuesday Debunked: Healthy Pancakes

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Avoid those decadent Fat Tuesday pancakes without breaking tradition! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras (which, in French, translates to ‘Fat Tuesday’) and celebrates a day of gluttony. Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday as it’s called in England, has been in practice for hundreds of years across the globe. Traditionally, the day is […]