Tag Archives: diabetes

Your family’s health history: Why it matters

When it comes to your health, there are many factors that you can control: what you eat, where you live and how much you exercise are just a few. But there are also some factors beyond your control that can…

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Prevent diabetes by making kids love to exercise

Diabetes is no longer just a problem for adults. In fact, the disease is being diagnosed in children with even greater frequency today than ever before, and is now considered to be one of the most common chronic diseases in children…

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Do you know if you’re prediabetic?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which means it’s time to get proactive about learning how to prevent diabetes and what prediabetes could mean for you.  A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that amongst…

 

Managing diabetes during the holidays: 10 tips for a healthier holiday season

‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from fully enjoying the festivities.  The most important part in managing diabetes during the holidays is preparation and planning. Use the following 10 tips to help you plan…

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Raising diabetes awareness by defining key terms

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans with another 79 million at risk. Education is an essential part in raising awareness about the devastating impact of diabetes and is what American Diabetes Month is all about….

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Five ways to prevent diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, which means there is no better time to learn about diabetes and how you can reduce your risk of developing this growing disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million children and adults…

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Read this before you drink another diet soda

Soda, pop, soda-pop, soft drink, a “coke”: Wherever you’re from and whatever you call them, these terms are universal catch-alls for some of the most heavily consumed beverages in our country. We’ll stick with “soda” for now. Soda, along with…

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Send us your favorite diabetic-friendly recipe and we’ll send you a free cookbook!

In honor of American Diabetes Alert Day on March 26th, we’re giving away diabetic-friendly cookbooks all week courtesy of Blue Care Network, as well as a chance to have your diabetic-friendly recipes featured on A Healthier Michigan! To receive a…

Sign up for “MI Healthier Tomorrow” and create your own healthier tomorrow today

Everyone realizes that there is an obesity epidemic in this country. Yet when I recently learned that Michigan is now considered the fifth-heaviest state in the nation, it shocked me. I don’t like that number at all. I thought we…

 
 

 

 

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