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Diabetes Self-Management May/June 2019

Diabetes Self-Management offers up-to-date, practical “how-to” information on nutrition, exercise, new drugs, medical advances, self-help, and the many other topics people need to know about to stay healthy.

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What Is Your Urine Trying to Tell You? Historically, looking at urine has been a way for doctors to gauge a person’s condition, especially before other types of testing were available. So, what is your urine telling you about your health? Find out some possibilities. NUTRITION & EXERCISE Biking for Health Are you tired of pedaling a stationary bike? Are you in search of a little adventure? If so, maybe you’re ready to get outside and try real biking. KIDS' HEALTH Recognizing Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents Type 2 diabetes in youth is on the rise, largely influenced by the obesity epidemic. In fact, new cases in youth are predicted to quadruple in the next 40 years. Learn how to spot the signs of this condition. FREE DOWNLOAD Get Your Grill On! Barbecue season is here, and if…

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get grilling!

I am an avid griller. With the exception of a few snow days here in New England, I am armed with grill tools, marinades and BBQ-inspired recipes 12 months a year. Some of my family favorites include grilled swordfish and tuna steaks—each gently seasoned with olive oil, lemon, black pepper and salt; steak, chicken and pork also rank among our top mealtime choices. But grilling doesn’t only apply to the main course. In this issue of Diabetes Self-Management, Food Editor Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, handpicks nearly two-dozen grilled veggie, main dish and fruit recipes and shares healthy grilling tips. Adding a bit of spice to the editorial lineup, nutrition and diabetes expert Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE, discusses a variety of ways to season and tenderize and offers nutritional…

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individualized diet may be best for blood glucose control, study finds

Sources of health information related to diabetes—including this publication—often give prescriptive advice when it comes to diet: Eat this; don’t eat this. And sometimes, the science on a given food or ingredient is clear enough that these blanket statements make sense. But in other cases, there are reasons to doubt that it makes sense to give everyone the same advice. One of these areas is how certain foods affect blood glucose levels, as shown in a recent study by Mayo Clinic researchers. Tracking blood glucose and more Published in February 2019 in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study involved 327 adult participants without diabetes from Minnesota and Florida. Each participant wore a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for six days and logged his or her food intake and physical activity. Four standardized breakfasts were…

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type 2 diabetes risk from low gluten

Data from three large studies found that healthy American adults who eat less gluten have a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes. It is already known that people who adopt a gluten-free diet sometimes miss out on dietary fiber, B vitamins, iron and calcium. This research also found they had a lower intake of folic acid and magnesium and a less-healthy diet overall. A normal, gluten-containing diet may be healthier in the long run for people without gluten sensitivity. The data came from dietary questionnaires completed by health care workers for their own eating habits every other year beginning as early as 1984 until 2013. It included about 202,000 healthy participants. Gluten consumption was estimated based on the foods they consumed. During follow-up, 15,947 individuals developed Type 2 diabetes. The risk…

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diabetes top condition among older frequent er users

It comes as no surprise to learn that older people use hospital emergency rooms (ERs) more than other groups. But it might come as a surprise to learn that the No. 1 condition found in seniors who use the ER is diabetes, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The researchers’ analysis was based on data from more than 1.25 million patients over 65 who visited more than 300 hospitals. The researchers were interested in collecting information on people classified as “frequent users” of ERs. Frequent users were defined as those using an ER six or more times in a year (some of the patients made as many as 20 visits). Another factor in the investigation was what are known as “comorbidities.” A comorbidity is defined…

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diabetes quiz

Questions Medications and alternative therapies: What’s new Having diabetes may motivate you to look for new ways to improve your health, and this may include searching for new medications and non-medication-related ways to stay healthy. This quiz tests your knowledge on the latest updates in medications and alternative therapies in diabetes. 1. What is one advantage of one of the new non-insulin injection Ozempic® (semaglutide)? ○ A. It has once-a-week dosing. ○ B. It is inexpensive. ○ C. It can be taken with or without food. ○ D. It is not insulin. 2. What makes Fiasp® (insulin aspart) different from other fast-acting insulins? ○ A. It does not have to be taken at mealtime. ○ B. It has no peak. ○ C. It is a needleless injection. ○ D. It does not have pre-meal insulin dosing requirements. 3. Which of the following plants…