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Diabetes Friendly Holiday Recipes

Diabetes Friendly Holiday Recipes

Diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With eating playing a part in many holiday gatherings, trying to eat the right thing may be stressful for you. Don’t worry, you can manage your diabetes over the holidays with a little preparation. We’re here to share some easy…


Just One Thing: Holiday Cooking with Diabetes

Think of Diabetes as Mr. Grinch In the famous tale of Mr. Grinch, we all know the extremely grouchy one was not able to spoil the holidays for all those in Whoville. Even though he certainly tried. When it comes to planning your holiday meals, think of your diabetes as…


Diabetes Epidemic: Stress and the Busy Woman

Diabetes Epidemic: Stress and the Busy Woman

Stress The word alone can produce tension. But during this busy time of year, take a moment to focus on your health. Stress comes in so many forms, whether physical (for example, illness or pain) or emotional (for example, losing a job or buying a home). It may be a…


Just One Thing: You Can Fight Lung Cancer

Just One Thing: You Can Fight Lung Cancer

While the Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is on the Diabetes Epidemic, I’d like to switch gears and shine some light on lung cancer. November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in…


AHEC November Newsletter: Lung Cancer and Tobacco

AHEC November Newsletter: Lung Cancer and Tobacco

Lung Cancer & Tobacco November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. About 150,000 people in the United States alone lose their lives to lung cancer each year. This serious disease occurs when the cells of the lungs begin growing out of control. These cells can then spread to other parts of…


Diagnosed with Diabetes?  What Can You Do?

Diagnosed with Diabetes? What Can You Do?

Millions of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes have a decision to make. They can learn how to manage their condition or have their lives managed by the condition. Since the first choice is obviously better, how do you get started? WCJB-TV20’s Lauren Verno talks with North Florida Regional Medical…


Managing Diabetes:  You Can Do It!

Managing Diabetes: You Can Do It!

In this month’s Spotlight Series, we are taking on the Epidemic of Diabetes. To help us make a difference in our community, we got help from a very spunky lady. Meet Rose Rose Grimsley is a retired nurse from Chiefland, Florida, who was willing to share how she first ignored…


Just One Thing: Could you have diabetes and not know it?

Just One Thing: Could you have diabetes and not know it?

Our Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is the Diabetes Epidemic. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Think we’re exaggerating when we use that word ‘epidemic’ to describe diabetes? Nope. Want proof? Okay. Diabetes is one of America’s leading killers. It’s the biggest cause of kidney…


Eating Right: Tips for Busy Women with Diabetes

Eating Right: Tips for Busy Women with Diabetes

What you eat greatly affects your blood sugar level. Unfortunately, many Americans overindulge in carbohydrates, especially sugary or refined carbohydrates. But don’t worry. You do not have to cook for yourself a meal separate from your family’s meal. Healthful food choices are appropriate for both people with diabetes and those…


Fitness Tips for Busy Women with Diabetes

Fitness Tips for Busy Women with Diabetes

Family, job, errands, laundry, volunteering duties… So much to do. And as if that weren’t enough, over 13 million women in the U.S. add diabetes care to their long list of obligations. Diabetes management is critical in promoting well-being and preventing complications. Diabetes care involves checking blood sugar levels, eating…


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