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Sugar-Free Gum Limits Snack Cravings
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
Chewing sugar-free gum in-between meals limits snack cravings, especially for sweets, according to a recent study. Energy levels were also seen to be maintained or enhanced in gum chewers.

Laughter Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Laughing and being happy, accompanied by standard diabetic treatment, appears to help raise good cholesterol, lower inflammation, and decrease risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

What Is a Normal A1c for Type 2 Children?
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
According to the ADA and AACE, a normal A1c result is from 4-6%. Yet we know the closer you get to 6% means your average blood glucose is getting higher and increases your risk for pre-diabetes and diabetes.

What You Drink Is More Important than What You Eat
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with a reduction in liquid calorie consumption and liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake.

Short Sleepers Increase Risk of Diabetes by 356%
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A recent piece of research has found that persons who get less than 6 hours of sleep each night have a higher risk of developing pre-diabetes.

Understanding Barriers to Diabetes Self-Care Helps Providers Empower Patients
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Despite the provision of comprehensive management programs, patients are often unable to achieve the desired outcomes. It is essential to understand the barriers to diabetes self-care in order to promote successfully self-care behaviors."

Exercise Following Low Glucose Meals Optimizes Fat Burning
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There is much debate amongst doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts, as to the optimal circumstances for exercise. Some believe that early morning, pre-food consumption exercise, is best for burning calories and enhancing metabolism, while others have a variety of ideas of what is best to consume before physical activity. A recent study suggests that consuming a meal low in glucose before exercising is most effective in burning fat and promoting general health.

Pre-Natal Nutrition Essential to Preventing Future Disease in Offspring
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009
Women consuming unhealthy diets during pregnancy put their child at risk for numerous future health problems, suggests a recent study. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and stunted growth, were seen to be the most prevalent complications developed in animal models, where the mother's had poor nutrition.

Olive Oil Compound Protects Against Heart Disease
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Already known to have general antioxidant properties, a specific antioxidant compound within olive oil has recently been identified, that may explain why people whose diets are high in olive oil have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Responsible for Obesity Epidemic?
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009
While diets often focus of solid caloric intake, a recent study has shown that decreasing intake of liquid calories may in fact be more effective in creating weight loss. Specifically, a reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption could help prevent obesity and associated conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

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