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Diabetes Health board member Sheri Colberg, PhD, has published a completely revised, updated, and expanded version of her 2001 book, Diabetic Athlete's Handbook: Your Guide to Peak Performance. Dr. Colberg, a diabetic athlete herself, has a PhD in exercise physiology. Her book draws upon the experiences of hundreds of athletes with diabetes to provide the best advice for exercisers with diabetes, either type 1 or type 2.
2 comments - Nov 24, 2008 -
No doubt about it: Most of us have never felt less in control of our destinies. The stock market is bottoming out and no one knows what to do about it. Jobs are down, food prices are up, and who knows what's going on with gas. To make things even more expensive, the holidays are upon us. Mix all these factors together, and you have a recipe for runaway stress and anxiety. But there is one thing you can control: your body weight. That's right. Now is the time to get fit, lose any extra pounds that might be hanging around, and develop the habits that will keep your weight at a healthful level over the long term.
1 comment - Nov 24, 2008 -
A study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has some exciting news for people with type 2 diabetes who love cocoa: A small test group of type 2s who drank cocoa enhanced with extra flavonols enjoyed an up to 30 percent improvement in their blood vessel health and function after one month.
0 comments - Jun 19, 2008 -
Carol Whitton of Coral Springs, Florida, discovered that her blood sugar often increased sharply after she drank a diet soda while dining in a restaurant. So she started to test her diet drinks for sugar, a practice she learned from watching the “Living With Diabetes” television program.
28 comments - Apr 28, 2008 -
According to British researchers at Barts and the London School of Medicine, drinking 500 ml (about one pint) of beetroot juice every day can significantly reduce blood pressure. It's the nitrate contained in the juice that produces the effect.
3 comments - Feb 17, 2008 -
Diabetes Essentials is a group of four nutritional supplements recently released by Nutrition 21. They include Diachrome Blood Sugar Health capsules; the same product in a drink powder called Nutrition to Go; Multivitamin Nutrition to Go powder; and Heart Health tablets.
4 comments - Dec 10, 2007 -
You can call it a sparkling beverage, but you can’t call it healthy: An analysis of 88 studies on the effects of regular (non-diet) soda pop, the best-selling item in grocery stores, has concluded that it’s not good for you. Soft drinks, sold to the tune of $11.7 billion a year, are associated with reduced milk and nutrient intake and with increased calorie consumption, body weight, and type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Mar 15, 2007 -
Caffeinated coffee offers a “protective effect” against developing diabetes, according to research presented at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California.
0 comments - Feb 1, 2007 - Not Yet Rated
As little as 15 years ago, drinking fluids during sports practice or exercise was considered a sign of weakness. In fact, water was often withheld from athletes as punishment or as an attempt to make them “tough.”
2 comments - Sep 1, 2006 -
On May 3, 2006, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation—a joint initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association—ironed out an agreement with representatives of Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the American Beverage Association to establish new guidelines limiting portion sizes and reducing the number of calories available to children during the school day. In short, only lower-calorie and nutritious beverages will be sold in schools.
0 comments - Jul 1, 2006 -
Diabetes Health is the essential resource for people living with diabetes- both newly diagnosed and experienced as well as the professionals who care for them. We provide balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes. Each issue includes cutting-edge editorial coverage of new products, research, treatment options, and meaningful lifestyle issues.