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Special Edition Letter from the Editor

In 1970, the group Five Man Electrical Band released the hit single, “Signs,” and in it there is a line, “Do This, Don’t Do That, Can’t You Read The Sign?” It seems that when it comes to food choices for diabetes patients the line should be, “Eat This, Don’t Eat …

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How to Best Manage and Prevent Exercise Low Blood Sugars


If you take insulin or another blood glucose-lowering medication, you are at risk for low blood sugar (usually defined as blood glucose < 65 mg/dl), or hypoglycemia, which can occur during or following physical activity. Low blood sugar can cause trembling, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, impaired thinking, and even seizures …

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Cocoa Rich in Health Benefits

Harvard researchers suggest that cocoa may have significant health benefits. The researchers analyzed 21 studies with 2,575 participants and found that cocoa consumption is associated with improved blood vessel health, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. The apparent benefits, according to Eric L. Ding, of Harvard Medical School, are from polyphenolic …

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