Category: Health

Eat More Colorfully (Infographic)

Did you know that colorful foods contain phytonutrients or plant compounds that help protect your overall health? Did you know that 22% of people do not get enough reds in their diet? Which colors and nutrients are you missing?  We […] Read more…

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl, Part 1

3 Reasons To Grow Your Own Salad Salads make great summer meals and are a tasty addition to your lunchbox or dinner table any time of the year. They make the perfect light meal and you know you should be […] Read more…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Yes, you have to wear sunscreen. Yes, you have to look for shade. Yes, you have to cover up. Yes, you have to check your skin regularly. Yes, you can prevent skin cancer. Yes, it’s that important that you are […] Read more…

#Diabetes: How to Plan for the Heat and Heat-Related Emergencies

Diabetes Heat Emergency

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet unpredictable summer weather – with its high temperatures and frequent storms – can wreak havoc on that routine and make it difficult to manage […] Read more…

HELP! Tips Needed for Traveling with Special Needs Children

Traveling with special needs children

With Spring Break upon us and summertime just around the corner, this is a great time to think about vacations! Traveling with a child with special needs may require a little more planning, but support and information is out there. […] Read more…

Food Pantry Wish List – It’s Not Just About Green Beans and Pineapple!

Best things to donate to a food pantry.

While food pantries need our support all year long, this is the time of year that many people thing about donating. At work, we collect for our food pantry several times a year, and I wanted to share a wish […] Read more…

Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

Resources for Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

This post is being published with permission from the American Diabetes Association. With the ups and downs of the economy and lean job market, many people with diabetes find themselves with limited resources to manage diabetes effectively. In times like […] Read more…

American Diabetes Month – The Importance of Treatment

Traveling with Diabetes – Plan Ahead for a Healthy Holiday

traveling with diabetes

Before DH was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we didn’t think twice about the way we ate when we were on the road. Breakfast was usually a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, and lunch was a hamburger combo meal, super-sized. […] Read more…

Flu Vaccine and 5 Things to Know About the Flu and Diabetes

Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems. For people with diabetes, the flu can be more than aches and pains. It can mean longer illness, hospitalization, […] Read more…

The Adventures of My Free Range Diabetic

free-range-diabetic

I sense a disturbance in the Force. I suddenly have a strong urge to venture into Boy World – aka the Man Cave, aka the den – a place I try to avoid as much as possible. As I approach […] Read more…

November is American Diabetes Month: Type 2 Diabetes – Facts You Need to Know

Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Statistics by Healthline. Read more…

In Case of Emergency : ICE Could Save Your Life

ICE Your Phone

My parents finally stepped into the realm of Smart phones not too long ago. I’m so proud! As we programmed their new phones, we realized that neither of them had designated any emergency contacts. We all know that the older […] Read more…

Driving in the Rain a.k.a. Keeping All the JoJos From Hitting Me

Driving in the Rain

When I drive to New Orleans to visit my parents, the running joke is that no matter the day I arrive or the day I drive back to Atlanta, it’s gonna rain.  I seem to have the worst luck when […] Read more…

(ENDED) Verilux HappyLight Energy Lamp – #Giveaway

I’ve recently injured my Achilles heel.  You know what they say…it’s all fun and games until someone winds up in a walking cast.  After six weeks of that mess, I had to move into the super fun physical therapy phase. […] Read more…

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