Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16th! We would like to thank all the fathers by putting together some fun activities, recipes, and gift ideas for the special dad in your life. Find the perfect gift for dad with these 10 Gift Ideas: A Kabob grilling basket because not only is it a […]
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Join Our Community!
Check out this new My Diabetes Home feature! (Currently limited to users in Iowa – sponsored by Iowa Diabetes Research) Want quick access to local community resources? We’ve got you covered! The “myCommunity” feature offers everything from fitness & nutrition information to different, local support groups available. It is the one-stop-shop for your health […]
The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors
The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? While the appeal of the gym is obvious because of the climate control, and convenience, especially in the winter, emerging results suggest there are benefits to exercising outdoors that cannot be replicated […]
Three benefits of yoga for people with diabetes
It’s no secret: Exercise is good for your diabetes. But who wants to spend hours sweating it out on the treadmill or hiking up stairs on the stairmaster? If a cardio workout isn’t for you, you’re in luck: Studies have shown yoga is an excellent workout for people with diabetes. If all the science journals […]
Is gluten-free right for me?
If you look around, it’s easy to see the gluten-free diet craze has swept America. Boards on Pinterest are dedicated to healthy, gluten-free meals for the family, while grocery stores are stocked to the brim with gluten-free flours, pastas, rices, and even ice creams and cookies. All this hype may have you wondering how healthy […]
How caffeine impacts your blood sugars + what to o...
If you are someone who needs a caffeine kick-start before heading off to work in the morning, you may want to hold back. Especially if you have type 2 diabetes. While coffee and caffeine have been shown to prevent the condition in people who don’t already have it, that morning cup of Joe could have […]
Why junk food tastes so good + what that means for...
You know what a craving for cookies feels like. And we’re all too familiar with the satisfyingly salty crunch we get from chomping on potato chip–followed by the urge to eat another, and another, and another. But have you ever wondered why we don’t feel the same way about broccoli? Or why you’ve probably never […]
How keeping a food journal can help you achieve yo...
Close your eyes for a second, and think about what you’ve eaten today. If you’re like most people, your mind will automatically jump to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But what about that handful of M&Ms you snagged from the dish on your co-workers desk this morning? And did you remember to include the couple pieces […]
Everyday dehydration is having a major effect on y...
Stop and think for a second: Are you dehydrated right now? Are you sure? According to the Institute of Medicine, 75 percent of Americans live with a condition called chronic dehydration. This means that even though you’re drinking fluids throughout the day, your body still isn’t getting the amount it needs to thrive. In fact, […]
All About the Paleo Diet and How It Can Affect You...
Thanks to well-known social media sites like Pinterest, different diet trends are becoming more widespread than ever before. Case in point: The paleo diet. Browse any bookshop, cooking store, or recipe website, and you’re almost guaranteed to find information about “going paleo” and how it can help you lose weight, improve digestion, build muscle, and […]