The New Diabetes Research That Could Change Everything

Diabetes is a disorder that occurs when your blood sugar (blood glucose) reaches unusually high levels. Prolonged high levels of glucose can cause all manner of problems.

You either have diabetes or you know someone who has it. Frankly, it’s a rampant disease in the United States, affecting great swaths of the population.

But despite the widespread nature of it, there is still a lot of ignorance surrounding that what, why, and how of the disease.

There’s good news when it comes to current diabetes research, but because we’re relatively ignorant of how the disease works, we’re not as excited …

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Dr. Melina's Guide to "Everyday Exercises"

Mopping is good exercise

Mopping is good exercise

A recent study concluded that 89% of cases of diabetes could be prevented through five lifestyle factors including getting above average amounts of exercise.

By: Dr. Jampolis

30 minutes of Gardening = 15 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 184 calories

30 minutes of mopping = 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 139 calories

60 minutes of mowing the lawn = 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could …

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Easy to Follow Tips to Avoid Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Start by adding whole grains to your diet.  Eating three servings of whole grains a day can decrease your chances of developing diabetes by up to 30%.

By: Dr. Melina Jampolis

As November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to offer some Diet and Exercise tips from Dr. Melina Jampolis a board certified internist, and one of 200 physician nutritionist and disease prevention specialists in the country, and the newest addition to the CNN Health team, on preventing and delaying the development of type 2 diabetes:

Adding whole grains to your diet! Eating 3 servings …

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