AskNadia: Five New Year’s Tips

This article is for all the people who have reached out to me about the holidays’ and the challenges they face during a festive season. My Reminder to You It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An extra treat or carbohydrate food could-sky rocket a blood sugar

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Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Don’t be a Turkey on Thanksgiving

I really look forward to Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a great time to spend with family and friends, watch some ballgames on TV and eat. All those wonderful traditional dishes that taste so good are ready for my undivided attention. But for a diabetic, Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit tricky when it comes to controlling your blood glucose levels. By no means do I

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AskNadia: Why Pink Himalayan Salt is Not Better for You

Dear Nadia, Is Himalayan salt better for my health than table salt? Sean Pennsylvania Dear Sean, In the 1990’s the benefits of Himalayan salt was exalted by  Peter Ferreira, a biophysicist who proclaimed the health benefits of this unique salt.  Mined in the high mountain range of the Himalaya’s, this new salt was considered free of human contamination. Peter Ferreira created a big buzz  around

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Bountiful Breakfast

It’s March and I’m sick and tired of oatmeal. Nothing personal against the humble grain, but somehow over the winter months I had become like a Pavlov Dog. The sun would rise and I would find myself automatically measuring one-half a cup of organic oats with one-and-a-half cups of water and a pinch of salt. After stirring hypnotically for five minutes I would “reward” myself

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Fathering a Son with Diabetes

By Joe Solowiejczyk Father’s Day is a good time to reflect upon the gift fathers give to their children and families when they assume an active role in the management of diabetes. Fathers play a pivotal role in helping the child and family cope effectively with the diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. You may be surprised to know that many physicians and

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After Twenty-one Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Bonny Damocles Feels Better Than Ever

Diabetes Health Staff Bonny Damocles, a longtime fan of TV shows like “Wild Kingdom,” looked at his type 2 diabetes diagnosis as his opportunity to take a walk on the wild side. When the Michigan resident learned that he had diabetes more than two decades ago, he immediately began thinking about how lions survive in the wild as inspiration for his own diet plan. Taking

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When Do Foods Expire in the Fridge? By Nadia Al-Samarrie

Recently I was watching a television show where a member of the audience was selected to guess how long certain foods can stay in the refrigerator before going bad. As I answered the questions silently in my head, I was surprised as to how long some foods, like eggs, can stay refrigerated. If you have ever wondered if you were throwing out good food or

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Baby’s Diet Influenced By Mom’s Socioeconomic Background

Babies born to women who make more money are also more likely to get more nutrients from their diets, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Buffalo. Researchers analyzed data from the two-year Infant Feeding Practices Study, which followed about 1,500 babies aged 6 to 12 months. They found that the socioeconomic status and educational background of a baby’s mother both

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