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Move over, food pyramid! How to eat right with MyP...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEFmSk08LIE] We’re faced with a lot of choices every day. Sometimes, the most difficult choice can be what foods you should eat to have a healthy, balanced meal. Many of us grew up with the colorful food pyramid, which educated us on the different food groups. The USDA-created graphic helped us navigate the aisles of […]

The Low-Down on Low Blood Sugar: Hypoglycemia 101

So, what’s the deal with hypoglycemia? Not to be confused with hyperglycemia, it’s a condition that occurs when your body has abnormally low blood sugar level (less than 70). According to the American Diabetes Association, it is characterized by the following symptoms: Mild Symptoms: Shakiness Palpitations Sweating Dizziness Fast heartbeat Hunger Blurred vision Decreased concentration […]

Diabetes + Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

Nephropathy ÔÇö what’s that, you say? Because of the extra stress that diabetes puts on the kidneys, people with diabetes can be more prone to getting kidney disease ÔÇö also known as nephropathy. It’s mostly caused by the long-term effects of hyperglycemia, which happens when your blood glucose levels are consistently above normal. Nephropathy can […]

Ways to Get Active

Feeling the February doldrums? Lacking motivation to get up and get out of the house? Feeling like your active lifestyle that you worked all summer and fall to build up has gone kaput? Well, dust off those old running shoes and get your yoga mat out, because we have some great ideas to getÔÇöand stayÔÇöactive […]