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Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

October 31, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Does this hold true even in diabetes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which regularly collects data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 50 years is the age when both men and women commonly get their incident diabetes. But that’s about all the similarity men and women have with diabetes.

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Cholesterol Care

October 30, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What comes to your mind when you hear the word cholesterol? For most of us, almost intuitively, we think of something bad for the health. But did you know that cholesterol per se is an essential part of the human body? It is very important especially in the immune system, where it serves to protect us from foreign bodies, such as viruses and bacteria, by means of substances that are derived from it. So, if the levels are within normal limits, cholesterol is not bad.
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Diabetes and Fertility

October 29, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a sweet couple? Unfortunately, diabetes may adversely affect fertility. Diabetes affects other hormones and bodily functions in such a way that can make it more difficult for a couple to conceive.

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant after 1 year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. About a third of infertility problems are due to female infertility, and another third are due to male infertility. In the remaining cases, infertility affects both partners or the cause is unclear. » Continue Reading

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Apple Pie

October 28, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

While having a bite out of an apple pie can be so tempting, we are often guilt-ridden with the thought of so much calories and carbohydrates being consumed. Fret not as we show you a way to get around it. Our pie crust is made with wheat and all-purpose flour, as well as alternative sweeteners for the filling. A combination of McIntosh and Granny Smith apples offer a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness.

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Banoffee Yogurt Pie

October 27, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I have fond memories of the ice cream pies from when I was young. Fortunately, with the multitude of diabetic friendly ingredients now available, we can certainly bring that memory to life. In this recipe, I recreated the banoffee pie flavors with banana yogurt, a chocolate sauce and chocolate graham crust.

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Raspberry Cream Pie

October 26, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This is an easy pie to make and offers a counterpoint to the sweetness of raspberry gelatin with the addition of cream cheese. Again, it can be recreated with other flavors, based on your family’s preference.

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Shepherd’s Pie

October 25, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Technically, this is a different kind of pie that we are used to. But it is one of my comfort food options that is quite easy to make. I often add leftover vegetables to make it more filling for everyone. Instead of the typical mashed potato crust, we opted for a sweet potato version that is just as delicious.

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A Piece of Pie

October 24, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I know that I always feel satisfied after having a slice of homemade pie. Nothing quite compares to the heavenly aroma of freshly baked apple pie. In this issue, we satisfy your cravings by giving you healthier alternatives to the usually sweet-laden goodies, as well as one savory selection that still fits into the boundaries of a pie selection. Enjoy that slice of pie today. » Continue Reading

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Sex Life after a Heart Attack

October 23, 2010 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Having a heart attack can be one of the most devastating things that a person can experience. ┬áPicking up the pieces afterwards and moving on are usually filled with uncertainty as to being able to go back to normal daily activities. Resumption of sexual intercourse is one common, but sometimes unspoken, concern among coronary patients. Several questions usually crop up, among which are the following: » Continue Reading

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Weight Loss Improves OSA

October 22, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It seems that weight loss indeed is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among type 2 diabetic patients, according to the results of a multicenter, randomized study. » Continue Reading

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