Fresh Tuna Pasta, Nicoise-Style

October 31, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

In this French pasta salad classic, we update it a bit using fresh tuna.  But if you can’t find fresh tuna, simply use canned tuna in water and follow the same procedure for marinating and heat it up in a saute pan instead of grilling it.

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Pasta Primavera

October 30, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

For vegetarian lovers out there, this pasta is for you.  Another simple dish to create, just blanch all vegetables before preparing the final sauce.  Vegetables you can use can range from broccoli and cauliflower to asparagus and mushrooms.  Adjust the sauce if you are using more vegetables.

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Pasta Fiesta

October 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pasta dishes are normally avoided by diabetics for its high-carbohydrate content and sometimes, high-fat content sauces.  We want to give you other options for pasta meals using whole-wheat versions and low-fat sauces that are a joy to prepare and a bite to savor at leisure.  Just note that because it’s whole-wheat does not mean you can eat more.

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In Sickness and in Health

October 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking.

For the David couple, it was Pie who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

Stripped to Fit!

October 27, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Let’s face it.  Eventually you get bored of your usual fitness routine; trudging a couple of steep roads and completing five laps in the pool just won’t cut it – no, not anymore.  That is why gyms and fitness gurus have been coming up witth novel ways of burning those nasty calories and shaving off those bulging pounds by injecting fun and creativity to spice up every routine.  Among these is cardio-striptease. » Continue Reading

Diabetes Management for Couples

October 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

From the point of view of a person with diabetes, daily self-management involves making choices – lots of them; when, what, and how to eat, for instance; when and how to engage in physical exercise; what items to carry around all the times. These and many others are repeated ad infinitum – all day, every day. The person must also make less frequent but extremely significant decisions about his or her choice of therapies and overall approach to treatment. These comprise diabetes self-management – a very complex task that is of critical importance for achieving metabolic targets and other outcomes. » Continue Reading

Stay Sweet on a Sugar-Free Date

October 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Most people find dates highly tedious. In order to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward, use the best hair products, dress up to the nines, and, of course, pump up pockets with dough (or credit cards). These scenarios apply to normal people. How about people with diabetes? » Continue Reading

Diabetes Battle of the Sexes

October 24, 2018 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 23, 2018 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 22, 2018 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