Join Toby in preparing this meatless comfort dish, a classic Beef Stroganoff with a soy meat substitute to reduce saturated fat. Going meatless now and then is a good first step to improving our overall diet, and this rich, diabetes-friendly version of an old favorite is a great place to start. Join DiabetesEveryDay.com and get [...]
A study by researchers at the University of Missouri involving sedentary and obese adults, beginning with a low level of fitness, divided the subjects into two groups, both of which were placed on the same exercise program. Half of the participants took 40 mg of simvastatin, a generic statin drug formerly marketed as Zocor, daily. [...]
Obesity and calcium supplements increase the risk for kidney stones in middle-aged women, and the incidence has risen by more than 70% over the past 15 years. But, an eight year study involving 85,000 women over 50 years of age, participants in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, revealed that regular exercise reduced the incidence of [...]
A study published last month in the online journal Hypertension found that beet juice significantly lowered blood pressure in a small group of individuals with high blood pressure over a 24 hour period. Systolic blood pressure dropped an average of 11.2 mm of mercury, and diastolic by 9.6 mm, within 6 hours of consuming 250 [...]
It’s difficult to manage carbohydrates in your daily eating if you’re not sure what foods include carbs. Join Toby for this quick tip so you’ll know where carbohydrates are hiding.
I read a great article on the Atlantic website that included blood glucose testing, but parts of the article really bother me. While the article was essentially about whether health tracking is useful with all of the new apps available for users, one angle of the article was about how unsuccessful home blood sugar monitoring [...]
We challenge our member’s every month to concentrate on one positive behavior change. Slowly, but surely, building new habits will make managing diabetes easier and more effective. Join DiabetesEveryDay and be certain you’re doing everything you can to protect your health.
The American Diabetes Association just released the results of its recent study “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012.” The costs include both direct (medications, hospitalizations, etc.) care for diabetes, and indirect costs (loss of work, premature death, etc.), and the estimates are striking. The total cost of diabetes in the U.S is [...]
When you think of inflammation you might think more of a skin rash or pink eye than of diabetes. But, being in a general state of inflammation is becoming a clearer and clearer contributor to type 2 diabetes. A recent study conducted at Boston University School of Medicine supports the idea that obesity-related inflammation, and [...]
A study of nearly 900 people from two different diabetes prevention programs in the United Kingdom monitored their level of sedentary behavior over 7 consecutive days. All participants were at risk for diabetes. The data showed that those with more sedentary or sitting time had worse blood sugar control in a two hour glucose tolerance [...]