High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects around 45% of adults in the United States. Having hypertension puts you at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the United States. In this blog, we will discuss the most common myths associated with hypertension.
Eating fat is essential for our health. We know which fats, like trans and saturated fat, to limit. But what are the fats that are good for us? In this article, we are going to talk about polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).
If you have diabetes, it can be tricky to manage the holidays. Celebrations are usually filled with carbohydrate-rich foods and more frequent drinking that can easily throw your blood sugar out of whack. This holiday season may cause more fluctuations between high and low blood sugar than you would like. Here are some simple tips to help stabilize your blood sugar while having fun!
Diabetes is not just a blood sugar problem, it can be dangerous for your feet as well. Diabetes can cause nerve and blood vessel damage, reducing blood flow to the feet. This increased difficulty for healing after an injury is responsible for more than 60% of all foot and leg amputations not associated with accidents. Here are some tips on how to take care of your feet with diabetes.
Dreaming of the future and planning a family can be very exciting. Preconception planning, planning before pregnancy, helps to make sure that both you and your baby are healthy during and after pregnancy. This is especially important for women who have diabetes. Read this article if you would like to learn more!
You’ve probably known what diabetes is, and may have heard about insulin resistance. But how is insulin resistance linked to diabetes? This article will help you understand what insulin resistance is and how it can lead to diabetes.
When you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you may feel scared for your child or lost without knowing where to begin. But always know that your gestational diabetes can be controlled and outcomes for your child will significantly improve if you stick to a diligent routine of eating, monitoring your blood sugar, and exercise. Read this article to learn more!