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Editor’s Note
Spring has sprung, and with the change of seasons, you may be feeling a bit more of a pep in your step. If a renewed sense of energy has you ready to tackle an item on your diabetes to-do list, you’ve come to the right place! Wondering what new techn
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Hot Cereals
Think of hot cereal, and what do you picture? Many people conjure up images from their childhood days of eating lumpy, sticky oatmeal. But hot cereals have come a long way since then, now often providing warmth, comfort, and, yes, good nutrition. Of
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Common Classes Of Cholesterol Medications
• Cholestyramine (brand names Questran, Prevalite)• Colesevelam (Welchol)• Colestipol (Colestid) • Ezetimibe (Zetia) • Bempedoic acid (Nexletol)• Bempedoic acid-ezetimibe (Nexlizet) • Amlodipine-atorvastatin (Caduet) • Ezetimibe-simvastatin (Vytorin)
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Spring Has Sprung!
With the change of seasons, what better time than now to expand your taste palate and add some new foods to your routine? If you’re looking to spring clean your menu, you’ve come to the right place—this collection provides a bounty of benefits. Wheth
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Nuts For Nuts
5 SERVINGS | 1 TUNA CAKE AND 2 TABLESPOONS SAUCE PER SERVING CAL 187 | FAT 9G | SAT FAT 2G | PROTEIN 13G | CARBS 13G | CHOL 25MG | FIBER 1G | SODIUM 654MG DIETARY EXCHANGE 1 FAT, 2½ VEGETABLE, 1 MEAT ½ cup finely chopped cucumber½ cup fat-free plain
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Multi-vitamin Linked to Slower Brain Aging
Taking a daily multivitamin pill was linked to slower cognitive aging in older adults, especially those with cardiovascular disease, according to a new study presented at the 14th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference. The study, known as
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Welcome to Susan and T’ara’s Kitchen
Welcome to our kitchen! We are excited to introduce our new column, which will explore food and nutrition tips, mouthwatering recipes, culinary delights, and so much more. Time to hang up your winter coat, breath in some cool, crisp air, and enjoy th
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Attention to Details
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 94 million adults in the United States have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dl. Roughly 7% of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 have high cholesterol. High
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Cool New Products to Try
In the market for a new pair of sneakers but worried about having to bend down to tie laces? Worry no longer—Kizik is here! Simply slip these sneakers on your feet, and you are good to go. No more struggling to tie laces. Kizik sneakers are completel
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Diabetes Self Management
Editorial Director, Wellness Division Diane Fennell Food Editor Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES Senior Designer Scott Brandsgaard Director of Media Solutions Ed Feldman Media Solutions Manager Cheyenne Corliss ccorliss@madavor.com Marketing Directo
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Factors Affecting Glucose
Q I have well-managed type 1 diabetes. I’ll be getting a steroid injection and heard that it could really mess with my blood sugar control. What can I expect? And more importantly, what can I do about it? A You heard right. For anyone with diabetes (
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DiabetesSelfManagement.com
There’s a good chance that somewhere along the line, you’ve had hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. The treatment for hypoglycemia may vary, depending on how low your blood sugar drops. Learn about the best ways to treat lows safely. bit.ly/3GBRShZ Spr
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Artichoke Peaks In Spring
2 SERVINGS | ½ OF TOTAL RECIPE CAL 281 | FAT 9G | SAT FAT 3G | PROTEIN 18G | CARBS 34G | CHOL 10MG | FIBER 1G | SODIUM 485MG DIETARY EXCHANGE 2 BREAD/STARCH, 1 FAT, 1 VEGETABLE, 1 MEAT Nonstick cooking spray1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms½ cup thinly s
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New Diabetes Tools DEVICES, DRUGS, AND MORE
As the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on into its second year in 2021, the diabetes community eagerly awaited the rollout of several new devices—insulin pumps, smart insulin pens, and more—only to see the development or approval of many products take long
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T1d Treatment Effective In Trial
An investigational stem-cell-derived therapy for people with type 1 diabetes, developed by the Boston-based company Vertex Pharmaceuticals, has been shown to be effective at restoring insulin production in the first person to receive the therapy, acc
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Spring Clean Your Movement Routine
Spring is in the air, and with it often comes an increased motivation to take charge and get things done. Even the name of the season itself conjures up feelings of movement and action. The shift of energy this time of year ushers in is something we
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Banish Mealtime Boredom
Ditch those boring salads, smoothies, and bowls and learn to build something more delicious and perhaps a bit more nutritious for your next meal or snack. Try these strategies to overcome meal and snack boredom—make the ordinary extraordinary and kee
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Rice Surprise
1 SERVING | ENTIRE RECIPE CAL 210 | FAT 7G | SAT FAT 1G | PROTEIN 14G | CARBS 23G | CHOL 0MG | FIBER 5G | SODIUM 118MG DIETARY EXCHANGE 1 BREAD/STARCH, 1 FAT, 1 VEGETABLE, 1 MEAT 2 ounces extra-firm tofu¼ cup finely chopped broccoli¼ cup thawed froze
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Spring Clean Your Routine
Spring cleaning is all about getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. We are encouraged to clean, declutter, and air out our homes. This approach applies to our health as well. For many living with diabetes, the new season offers a great oppor
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Drug Prevents Heart And Kidney Problems
Recent research in The New England Journal of Medicine evaluated the efficacy of a new GLP-1 receptor agonist called efpeglenatide. The study was a truly international one, taking place in 344 sites in multiple countries. A total of 4,076 subjects we
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My Aching Head!
For many people, headaches are a daily occurrence that range from being mildly annoying to completely debilitating. It’s probably safe to say that all of us have had a headache at one time or another, and in many cases, we can pinpoint the trigger. H
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Cycling
Regular exercise is vital to managing diabetes: Physical activity burns glycogen, a form of glucose stored in muscles, and glycogen stores are replenished with glucose from the bloodstream. Cycling is one activity that offers a wide range of health b
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Get Motivated!
I just don’t feel like it. I’m not in the mood to deal with my job—or my diabetes self-care or ever-growing to-do list—today.” Sound familiar? Have you tried for the umpteenth time to clean out the coat closet or get your kitchen organized and declut
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Give Me A C!
4 SERVINGS | ¾ CUP CAL 75 | FAT 4G | SAT FAT 1G | PROTEIN 1G | CARBS 10G | CHOL 0MG | FIBER 4G | SODIUM 159MG DIETARY EXCHANGE ½ FAT, 2 VEGETABLE 1 bag (16 ounces) baby carrots½ cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth1 tablespoon olive oil½ teaspo
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Enough Already?
Some of us love to be active, and others, not so much. Many of us who don’t really enjoy exercise slog through it anyway because of its profound benefits for our health and longevity. But how much exercise do we need to do to gain the benefits? And i
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Vitamin D Lowers A1C
People with type 2 diabetes who took a vitamin D supplement tended to have lower A1C levels (a measure of long-term blood glucose control) than those who didn’t take vitamin D, according to a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Endocri
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Taking Cholesterol to Heart
Diabetes has been shown to be a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. What’s more, these outcomes often are seen at an earlier age tha
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Weight Loss May Improve Neuropathy Symptoms
Losing excess body weight through dietary strategies may help improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects the limbs, mostly the legs and feet, and is marke
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Editor’s Note
Dear Readers, Winter is, in its way, a tale of two seasons: It is marked first by the joyous, festive—and often hectic—holiday span, culminating in celebrations on New Year’s Eve. This merry period is followed by the promise of a fresh start on the f
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‘Time In Range’ May Be Better Guide Than A1c
Using a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for a limited period of time—to look at the amount of time people with diabetes spend in their target glucose range—may be a better way to assess how well diabetes treatments are working than using A
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