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Do Nuts Help Prevent Diabetes?

People used to be wary of nuts because they were thought to be a high-calorie food that contributed to weight gain. But more recent research has dispelled that fear, showing that nuts aren’t actually bad when it comes to weight. In fact, eating them regularly can help you maintain a healthy weight.[1-3] And it turns out that the benefits of…

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Healthy Diet for Weight Loss with Prediabetes

Losing just a little weight can make a big difference when it comes to risk for diabetes. If you are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, losing just 5 to 7% of your body weight can have an impact. That is 10 to 14 lb. for someone who weighs 200 lb., or 8 to…

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20 Ways to Lose a Pound a Week with Prediabetes

Having prediabetes is a warning sign of being at high risk of developing diabetes within a few years. The CDC estimates that only 1 in 6 individuals with prediabetes are aware of it. That gives you a chance to do something about it!  One of the most effective ways to lower blood sugar and risk for type 2 diabetes is…

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Getting creative with self-care during covid-19

Why is self-care so important right now? The CDC recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are worried about our own and our loved ones’ health, our financial security, the political situation, and social inequity. Public health measures like social distancing are crucial for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, but can…

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Best and Worst Carbs for Prediabetes

Having prediabetes means being at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes within a few years. With prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, your body has trouble metabolizing carbohydrates properly from the foods and beverages you consume. The result is higher than normal levels of blood sugar. If you have prediabetes, what you eat can affect your risk for developing diabetes.…

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Your Guide to Alcoholic Beverages with Prediabetes

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, it’s important to watch your food and beverage intake carefully. When it comes to alcohol, it’s best to avoid drinking whenever you can. But if you do choose to drink, then you might be wondering which drinks are worst and which ones are best. Here’s your guide to alcoholic beverages with prediabetes, so…

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Getting To Know Stress: Worry Management

What is worry? According to the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, worry is an anxious way of thinking about ourselves and the world. It usually centers around what bad things might happen in the future, and whether we will be able to cope with them.  Worry is a kind of repetitive negative thinking, or negative self talk, in which…

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