Valentine’s Day can be challenging for people with diabetes...
Blood glucose goals around physical activity are to avoid hypoglycemia both during and after activity, and return to target blood glucose levels following activity, as well as to avoid hyperglycemia. Your personal target blood glucose levels should be discussed with your doctor.
An estimated 79 million U.S. adults aged 20 or older have pre-diabetes. According to the CDC, only 50 to 60% of adults with diabetes in Pennsylvania have attended a diabetes self-management class. With funding provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation grant, the Dining for Diabetes program reached over 2,004 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and those from low income/uninsured populations in 2014.
Spinach can be added to so many food dishes for added flavor and nutrients.
There is growing interest in the use of alternative treatments for Type 2 Diabetes. Make sure you are getting science based information. The following is from the National Institute of Health - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The Penn State Extension Diabetes Program Team has won the 2014 Penn State Extension Award of Excellence for Partnerships and Collaboration.
With cold weather and a hectic schedule, it’s sometimes hard to find time to even sit down, much less prepare a homemade dinner. Luckily, there is a quick, easy, affordable and healthy way to make dinner every night of the week.
It’s that time of year again, when people start sniffling and coughing around the office. Statistics say that on average a person will get two to four colds per year. It is likely that all of us will come down with some type of illness this winter, whether it is a cold or the flu or a stomach bug. Even if you can’t prevent every illness, there are steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of beating the odds and staying in the pink.
Companies often promote their products as the end all to all of our aches and pains. Recently, coconut oil seems to be gaining speed as the next best thing to sliced bread! Here is a brief summary of fats and oils and how they increase or decrease our risks of heart disease and how coconut oil fits in.
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?
Research supports that this may be a viable option. The results of two recent studies are examined in this article.
Considering fifty percent of Americans now own smart phones, this article explores how these devices might be used to improve health and wellnes.
The Pennsylvania Produce is a guide to quality produce grown in PA. This publication lists suggestions for shopping at a Farmers' Market, food safety, a harvest calendar. It also lists most vegetables and fruits, usage, selection, what to avoid, and storage. Available from your local Penn State Extension office.
Recipes for Chocolate Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Whip
These are some examples of quantities of fruits and vegetables that count as one serving.
The Master Gardner program was established to assist Extension in reaching the consumer horticulture audience. The program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants dedicate volunteer time to teaching horticultural information based on university research and recommendations.
Home food preservation is becoming popular with many people these days. This is a fantastic way for people with diabetes to enjoy fruits and vegetables all year long. By canning your own vegetables and making your own jellies you can control the amount of sugar and salt in these products.
Many of us have probably said, "I know I should eat more fruits and vegetables. But how?" Summer overflows with fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmers markets and roadside stands. People plant gardens and check frequently for the green shoots to appear. Even grocery stores create displays of local produce for your consumption.
Now in its third year, the Dining with Diabetes program has been offered in some unique locations all across the state of Pennsylvania. In April and May of this year, the class was offered at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie led by Extension Educator, Janice Ronan.
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.