Karen's Diabetes Blog

Posted: March 11, 2012

Should a person with diabetes eat fruit?

The answer is a resounding “yes”! Fruit has natural sugar in it, but it is also packed with lots of antioxidants and fiber, and most fruit has no fat…Perhaps the biggest benefit of fruit for the person with diabetes is that it can…

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Posted: February 27, 2012

“Karen, what diabetes apps would you recommend?”

… there are quite a lot of amazing things about apps…So what is an app? Basically, a built in program that is readily accessible on your smart phone or tablet device. It can link you to an incredible database of information…Here are two apps that sound interesting and potentially helpful.

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Posted: February 4, 2012

Why is my blood sugar at home different than my A1C?

The reason it is different, is these are different types of tests…In general, your A1C will be higher than random and fasting blood sugar levels found on a home meter.

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Posted: January 28, 2012

Your weight loss story

I have been approached by a health magazine editor looking for inspiring stories from women or men who have lost weight…have you used one of my books to lose weight, and would you like to share your story?

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Posted: January 22, 2012

Nutrient deficiencies around the world

Nutrient deficiencies still plague many poor nations today….iodine deficienty still remains the most prevalent cause of brain damage in Africa and Asia…in the tropics, parisitic worm infections and malaria drain a person’s iron level…

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Posted: January 14, 2012

Listen to the doctor

Watch this cool, yet simple health video…it might even save your life! If you are a health educator, you may want to watch Dr. Mike Evan’s full lecture…

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Posted: January 10, 2012

New Year Storage Tip

For most of us, our memories aren’t as good as we’d like!…She asked me why I had big “X’s” on some of my cans of food in the cupboard…This only takes a few minutes but is a great way to make sure your cans of food haven’t been sitting too long in your cupboard.

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Posted: January 7, 2012

Stress and Holidays

I’ve been counseling clients, and the overwhelming theme is the stress they suffered over the holidays… families are not simple. On the outside it seems cheerful, but inside, all families have some types of differences…Next holiday, consider some easy steps to make it a more healthy holiday…enjoy and cherish the special moments…

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Posted: January 3, 2012

Holidays can bring food poisoning

…you may have had food poisoning – there is no such thing as the “24 hour flu”… Your sickness may have been from something you ate earlier that day or even from the day before…easy steps for preventing food poisoning…

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Posted: December 28, 2011

How have you been sleeping?

When your sleep is disrupted, so is your blood sugar…“A lack of sleep disrupts the production of your appetite hormones, so when you are awake you eat more.”… Researchers found both insufficient and excessive sleep were linked to higher blood sugar levels… here are a few tips for a good night sleep…

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