Can people with type 2 diabetes eat honey?

People with diabetes are often told they should not eat sweets and other foods that contain sugar because they may cause a spike in blood sugar levels. So, could honey be a healthful alternative to sugar-filled sweets and snacks? Blood sugar (glucose) levels are the amounts of sugar found in the blood. Sugar is the … Continue reading Can people with type 2 diabetes eat honey?

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Is It Time to Find a New Doctor? 5 Red Flags to Watch For

Deciding if it’s time to find a new doctor can be difficult decision. After all, relationships take time, and this one happens to have a large impact on your health. Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia writer Lana Barhum shares five red flags to watch for, as you decide whether or not it’s time to find a … Continue reading Is It Time to Find a New Doctor? 5 Red Flags to Watch For

Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?

In order to manage their condition, people with diabetes need to monitor their sugar intake. A good way of doing this might be by choosing a natural sweetener option. One of the more popular choices is coconut palm sugar.In this article, we look at the effect coconut palm sugar has on blood sugar (glucose) levels … Continue reading Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?

Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression. Serious illnesses will bring out incredible challenges and … Continue reading Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

Exercises for Relief From Low Back Pain

Stretches for Back Pain  The American Chiropractic Association reports that 31 million Americans experience low-back pain. One study, reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease, finds that 1 in 10 people worldwide are affected by low back pain. Americans spend at least $50 billion every year to treat back pain. Low back pain is also … Continue reading Exercises for Relief From Low Back Pain

Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can develop at any age, although it is more common in middle-aged and older adults. But what are the early signs and symptoms of this condition? Type 2 diabetes results in high blood sugar levels and is believed to affect 29.1 million … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, early signs, and complications

Coping With AFib in the Hot Summer Months

Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Summer Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a condition that causes a fast, fluttering heart beat called arrhythmia. The American Heart Association reports at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Symptoms of AFib include general fatigue, rapid or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, faintness or confusion, sweating, or chest … Continue reading Coping With AFib in the Hot Summer Months