Summer’s here. Your diabetes doesn’t take vacations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Here are seven tips — and associated tools — to help you get the most out of your time off, beat the heat and keep your diabetes in check all at the same time. Hydration is key. It’s nice outside, but it’s … Continue reading 7 tips for better blood sugar control this summer
During February, our thoughts often turn to valentines, chocolates and, for some, heart disease. So many of us try our best to stay healthy but we’re human. We asked several Baylor Scott & White Health physicians for practical heart healthy advice to keep us thinking about ways we all can lessen the likelihood of developing heart … Continue reading Heart healthy perspective from Baylor Scott & White doctors
As a nurse, I have cared for many patients with diabetes, so a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stating 9.3 percent of the U.S population (29.1 million people) has diabetes did not surprise me. What really got my attention is that a startling 8.1 million of those people are undiagnosed. That means more … Continue reading CDC: Millions have diabetes and don’t know it
This week, mega star Tom Hanks revealed he has type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman. According to Hanks, he has had borderline high blood sugar levels since the age of 36 and finally “graduated” to full-blown type 2 diabetes. To look at Tom Hanks, he doesn’t seem like your average candidate … Continue reading Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease
If you’re interested in integrative medicine and the mind and body connection, there are two events in Dallas at the end of May that you won’t want to miss. Two world-renowned experts are coming to the Arts District to share their advice for health and well-being. Often in our daily lives, we can get so … Continue reading May Events for the Mind and Body
Cheeseburger. Large fry. And a…Diet Coke®. The drive-thru window isn’t the healthiest place to be gathering sustenance, but somehow when we order a diet soda instead of a regular soda, we feel as if we have accomplished something. Diet drinks don’t use real sugar, so they balance out the poor food choices at a meal … Continue reading Do sugar substitutes really help you eat healthier and maintain balanced blood sugar levels?