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Diabetes Diet

The Trouble with Diet Soda

Most of us probably assume that if your only beverage choices were diet or regular soda, the diet variety would be better. After all, drinks made with non-nutritive sweeteners do give us fewer calories.

But recent studies indicate that drinking diet soda can lead to our gaining weight. They can raise the A1C levels of those of us who have diabetes. And drinking them is also associated with a greater risk of heart disease. Continue Reading

Diabetes Testing

Checking Blood Pressure at Home

Sometimes we need to rely on our doctors. But checking our blood pressure isn’t one of those times.

If you are lucky, every time you see your primary care physician or endocrinologist, somebody in the office will check your blood pressure. If you are especially lucky, somebody will tell you what the numbers are and they will be pretty accurate. Continue Reading