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From the Editor: There’s a Lot You Can Do to Tackle Diabetes

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how diet can influence blood sugar and your risk for diabetes. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to metabolize sugar, either because the pancreas produces little or no insulin (type 1 diabetes), a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar from the bloodstream into

Coconut Water Disadvantages

Coconut Water Disadvantages

Editor’s note: When used safely, coconut water benefits can include lowering blood pressure and boosting hydration. Learn more about the benefits of drinking coconut water daily in this article.

One of the best-known coconut water benefits, an uncommonly high amount of potassium, is also the main reason that drinking too much

Structured Meal Plans Aid in Diabetes Control

Many people with diabetes struggle to control their blood sugar with a healthy diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. Uncontrolled, diabetes has detrimental effects on nearly all parts of the body, from eyes to toes.
According to new research from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Clearwater, FL, people with type 2 diabetes

The Benefits of Good Dentition Extend Far Beyond Your Mouth

One way to get information about your health is to simply “open wide.”

“Problems with your oral health could be warning signs of serious health issues that need immediate attention,” says Marsha Rubin, DDS, Program Director of the General Practice Residency in Dentistry at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Gum Disease
The main culprit of

Know the Three Ds: Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

The three Ds are the most common diagnoses in geriatric psychiatry, but often the most difficult to identify because they have overlapping symptoms. “They can occur at home as well as during certain situations, like during hospital stays or returning home after a hospitalization,” says Pauline Wu, DO, assistant clinical

Eat Carbs Last to Aid Blood Glucose Control

Controlling blood glucose levels is a prime concern for people with diabetes, since chronically elevated blood glucose can do permanent damage to your eyes, vascular system, kidneys, and other organs. Foods high in carbohydrates can cause blood glucose to rise rapidly, so limiting carb consumption is standard advice for people

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