Healthy Eating Tips

August 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Everyone who has diabetes needs to follow an eating plan as well as a physical activity plan.Actually, a diabetic diet isn’t too different from a healthy eating pattern. And since eating cannot be avoided, especially during the Christmas season, we give you the following healthy eating tips to help get you through the holidays and beyond:

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Fruit Crepe

August 29, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Everybody loves crepes, and this recipe is so easy to make.  For more fun at parties and gatherings, prepare a section with the crepes and assorted fruits for fillings.

Yield: 12 portions

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Mango Walnut Torte

August 28, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A frozen delight that will please everyone, it is also quite easy to assemble.  You can change the fruits and use other flavored yogurts if you prefer.  If you don’t have a springform pan, line your pan with wax paper or aluminum foil for easier transfer once the torte is completely frozen.

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Diet Cheesecake

August 27, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This baked cheesecake has all the natural sumptuousness of a New-York cheesecake less the sweetness.  Although this recipe is served plain, you can top it with fruits in season as desired.

Yield: 10 portions

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Coffee Custard

August 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Everyone has their own special leche flan memory.  This recipe lets you indulge in a healthy custard version using coffee to flavor it.  If you prefer, you can also use instant coffee or espresso powder.

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Healthy Holiday Desserts

August 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

The holiday season is a time of sharing and sometimes, over-indulging. Perhaps the one thing almost everyone enjoys is the abundance of desserts that go with every gathering. For diabetics, it has become either abstention or non-participation if that feast is not tailored to their diet. Well, that time is long past. Allow us to cater your sweet tooth while offering healthy dessert options for the whole family. While turning to sugar substitutes as a flavoring alternative, we also use other natural flavors such as vanilla and coffee. Fruits are also a great way to boost dessert flavors. Save the sweet side of life over the holidays. Have a merry Christmas! » Continue Reading

Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Safe and Effective?

August 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “Are herbal weight loss supplements safe and effective?”

Answer: This question is important because there are many herbal weight-loss products available to patients over-the-counter without a prescription. Some can even be bought in supermarkets and “health food” stores rather than pharmacies. Products may include single components or combinations of ingredients, such as ephedrine, caffeine, chromium, psyllium, chitosan, L-carnitine, teas and various herbal preparations. They are very attractive to many who struggle with their diet because of the desire for a “magic bullet” which could possibly make them lose weight effortlessly with the daily intake of one or two pills. Many people who take these drugs also have the idea that because these are so-called “natural” products derived from leaves, seeds, or fruits of various plants, they are automatically safe.

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Still Not Losing Weight

August 23, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?”

Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact effects of the environment and genetics in the complex regulation of appetite and energy balance are still not fully understood and the consensus is that overweight and obesity result from multiple factors. However, there are certain diseases that lead to overweight and obesity that need to be worked up and treated—lest all forms of weight loss strategies be futile.

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Children with Diabetes May Grow Adult Teeth Faster

August 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Children aged 10 to 14 with diabetes may develop their permanent teeth earlier, which could increase their risk of dental problems.

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Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplants Prove Beneficial

August 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Type 1 diabetics are given a new surge of hope as researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany suggest that getting a kidney transplant as well as a pancreas transplant can greatly improve the recipient’s survival over the long term. Although the reason behind this is still not fully known, researchers note that it maybe because of the enhanced glucose control achieved with the combined procedure.

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