Category: Diabetes


February 7, 2023

American Heart Month

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February is designated American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease. Why it is important to protect your heart? Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day. Your heart pumps about 1.5 gallons of blood every minute. Over the course of a day, that adds up to over 2,000 gallons. The adult heart is […]

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November 14, 2022

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Anyone with diabetes is at risk for developing diabetic eye disease.  Eye health is an important reason for diabetics to keep their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol within normal levels.  There are three primary ways that diabetes affects your eyes:  Cataracts – clouding of the eye lens Diabetic Retinopathy – damage to blood vessels […]

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March 18, 2021

National Nutrition Month

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Every year The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets March aside as National Nutrition Month.  This year celebrates how to personalize YOUR plate.  Everyone has different goals, health concerns and tastes. Every week this month focus on a different area of healthy eating and lifestyle. Week one: Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day.  […]

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November 26, 2019

National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes month.  This is the time of year individuals, healthcare providers and communities come together to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of lives.   Currently, there are 30 million Americans that have diabetes and there are another 84 million people who are at risk of developing diabetes. This year […]

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August 15, 2019

Not So Sweet

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The widespread promotion of low-fat diets in the late 1900’s has increased the dietary proportion of carbohydrates.  Unfortunately, since that time, the incidence of obesity and diabetes has continued to rise.  In addition, the current consumption of sugar is out of control-especially considering that the average male should consume the equivalent of 9 teaspoons of […]

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March 7, 2019

National Nutrition Month

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The month of March brings many reasons to celebrate… day light savings, signs of spring and for dietitians…  National Nutrition Month.   This month is the time of year that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings to light the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical habits. There is so […]

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November 20, 2018

National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes Month.  Do you have diabetes or know someone that does?  It is likely because 30 million Americans have diabetes with  another 7 million that are walking around that don’t even know they have diabetes.   What is diabetes and why do we need to be concerned about it?  Diabetes is a […]

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April 4, 2013

We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet.

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By:  Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE Dietary Guidelines With all the different “diets” out there it can get confusing to know what works and what doesn’t.  Diet is just a four letter word.  We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet!  Try to remember if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is! So, […]

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