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Travel Tips for Diabetics

As any travel agent or stranded tourist will tell you, planning ahead is the key to a successful trip. And this is particularly true for people with diabetes.

Start Your Walking Workout

There are good reasons why walking is America’s favorite workout: It doesn’t require a gym membership; it is more fun than riding a stationary bike; and it’s more convenient than going to a public swimming pool.

The New Exercise Hit: Do Less

The usual excuse of lack of time for not doing enough exercise is blown away by new research. Astonishingly, it is possible to get more by doing less!

Physicians Bust Myths About Insulin

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes often resist taking insulin because they fear gaining weight, developing low blood sugar and seeing their quality of life decline. A study recently completed suggests that those fears are largely unfounded.

Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) and Diabetes

Diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of the flu. Being sick by itself can raise your blood glucose and illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose.

Exercise and Diabetes

Exercise should be an integral part of the treatment plan for all persons with diabetes. Exercise helps all persons with diabetes control weight, improve insulin sensitivity, bring about a healthier mental outlook, and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Cooking for the Person With Diabetes

The way you cook for a person with diabetes is the way you should cook for the whole family. By cutting down the fat, sugar, and sodium in recipes, you lower everyone’s risk for diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Making Good Use of Your Time with Your Doctor

It’s important to make the most of the potentially short amount of one-on-one time you have with your doctor. These simple tips can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive.

Diabetes and Urologic Problems

Bladder dysfunction can have a profound effect on quality of life. Diabetes can damage the nerves that control bladder function in men and women.

Normal Weight but Obese?

Science has confirmed the role that excess body fat plays in health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But conventional wisdom has always associated an increased risk for these diseases with overweight and obesity — until now.

Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too

High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults – clogged arteries and injury to the heart.

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