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Articles for Educators

A selection of our articles that are of interest to our educators
October 14, 2015

Penn State Extension is pleased to announce that it will be extending the Dining with Diabetes to residents of Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Green, Indiana, McKean, Potter, and Venango Counties.

December 17, 2013

Choosing gifts is a thoughtful process - how fun would it be to select food and nutrition related gifts that will actually promote a healthy lifestyle?

April 11, 2012

Research supports that this may be a viable option. The results of two recent studies are examined in this article.

February 6, 2012

Considering fifty percent of Americans now own smart phones, this article explores how these devices might be used to improve health and wellnes.

August 30, 2011

Is there a connection between calcium, vitamin D and diabetes? Researchers are investigating the effects of these two important nutrients and how they might play a role in diabetes prevention.

MyPlate Food Icon from USDA
July 15, 2011

MyPlate is a new food icon recently released by USDA to complement MyPyramid. It offers a simpler rendition of what might appear on a healthy plate. Many people with diabetes adhere to the Idaho Plate Method. How do the two compare?

June 2, 2011

As educators, it is important for us to keep in mind the broad scope of emotions brought on by the diagnosis of diabetes. Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE is the Founder and CEO of Behavioral Diabetes Institute and has some helpful suggestions for educators.

May 25, 2011

Staying hydrated is important, especially during periods of physical activity and in warmer weather. With the availability of so many choices, making a decision about the type of water to drink can be challenging.

November 30, 2010

Facebook just become a lot more educational! A new, interactive game is providing a way for people to learn about diabetes through hands-on challenges and socializing with other gamers.

October 1, 2010

While some studies have shown cinnamon to help control blood sugars by allowing the body to be more sensitive to the insulin the body produces, other studies have not. So, the jury is still out. The studies with positive results show that cinnamon may decrease fasting blood sugars and lipids, and it may also slow the emptying of food from your stomach, resulting in lowered after-meal blood sugars.

June 30, 2010

I frequently get the question: Is sea or kosher salt better? The answer depends on how/why you use salt.

May 19, 2010

What's with all the hype?