Are You Missing the Signs of Diabetes?

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Nov 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Many people are surprised to find out they have type 2 diabetes because they don’t notice any symptoms. That’s because many of the early symptoms of the disease develop gradually and don’t jump out as being a sign that something is wrong. Or they’re so mild that they go unnoticed. If you do have noticeable symptoms, it often means your blood sugar levels are out of control and you may have started to develop complications from the disease.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Feeling hungry, even though you are eating
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • Vision changes (blurry vision)
  • Slow healing of cuts or bruises
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Topics: Diabetes

Infographic: ABCs to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 10, 2016 11:06:10 AM

Prevent long-term diabetes complications by remembering the ABCs of healthy biometeric levels.

A is for the A1c test. This test measures your average blood sugar level over a few months. A higher A1C result means that you have a higher risk of developing complications.  Most people aim for an A1c lower than 7%. Learn more about the A1C test.

B is for blood pressure. High blood pressure is twice as likely to strike a person with diabetes than a person without diabetes. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Monitor blood pressure and aim to stay below 140/90 MMHG. Learn more about diabetes and blood pressure.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diseases & Conditions

Looking for a Heart-Healthy, Diabetes-Friendly Appetizer for Your New Year's Party? Try This Tasty Bruschetta Recipe

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 28, 2015 12:11:17 PM

Serve this three-in-one appetizer at your New Year's Eve party. Each healthy topping will complement your entrees and dazzle your guests.

Ingredients

  • 1 multi-grain baguette, sliced into 1/4 inch slices (about 36 slices)
Tomato Topping
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
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Topics: Recipes, Diabetes

Spice Up Your Holidays With these Heart-Healthy, Diabetes-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Here's an easy gingerbread cookies recipe with just the right amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. This healthy holiday cookie recipe is sure to be a runaway favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sifted whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) reduced-calorie, trans fat free margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
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Topics: Recipes, Diabetes

Better Care for Diabetes: The 'Diabetes Neighborhood'

Posted by Jill Porter on Nov 23, 2015 12:14:44 PM

Have a heart attack and a medical team rushes to your aid—and rightfully so. Have diabetesthe chronic condition that often underlies disastrous medical events such as heart attacksand you’re pretty much on your own.

That’s a situation that has long frustrated an Einstein endocrinologist who hopes to change the dynamic.  

“It’s been known for nearly two decades that a diagnosis of diabetes can be seen as the equivalent of a heart attack,” said Arthur Chernoff, MD, chair of Endocrinology at Einstein Healthcare Network. “Yet diagnosing diabetes does not bring an ambulance with sirens blaring nor does it bring a swarm of specialists to the patient’s side,” he said.

Dr. Chernoff, along with Einstein’s Chief Medical Officer, Steven Sivak, MD, are leading a task force in the search for more effective ways to respond to diabetes.

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Topics: Diabetes

Heart-Healthy, Gluten-Free and Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Jun 3, 2015 2:54:00 PM

This Grilled Romaine Lettuce recipe helps you take all the cooking out of the kitchen and onto the grill. The grilled lettuce is topped with a mellow balsamic vinaigrette, bacon and blue cheese.

Ingredients

  • 3 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 oz cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

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Topics: Recipes, Diabetes, Celiac

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