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October is Unprocessed Foods Month

Blogger Andrew Wilder writes, “Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients. I call it ‘The Kitchen Test.’ If you pick up something with a label (if it doesn’t have a label, it’s probably unprocessed), and find an ingredient you’d never use … Continue reading October is Unprocessed Foods Month

September is Deaf Awareness Month

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been associated with causing hearing loss in patients. What causes or contributes to hearing loss in people with diabetes isn’t clear. It’s known that high blood sugar can damage blood vessels throughout the body, including your ears. A complication of diabetes is nerve damage. It’s possible that … Continue reading September is Deaf Awareness Month

Starches ARE Sugars!

To become completely sugar-free, you must also eliminate starches. These are the foods that many people think of as "complex carbohydrates." However, ALL carbohydrates convert to sugar in the digestive system--starting with the saliva in your mouth! Start with eliminating refined carbohydrates, such as foods made from white sugar, white flour, pasta, noodles, etc. For … Continue reading Starches ARE Sugars!

September – 30-day Sugar-free Challenge

Get ready to take part in the September 30-day sugar-free challenge! Start with reading this article: What Are 30-Day No Sugar Challenges? All You Need To Know However, we recommend eliminating all added sugars, both processed and "natural" sugars, such as honey, maple syrup, and agave. Make sure you know all the names for … Continue reading September – 30-day Sugar-free Challenge

Cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy

Cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy are some of the most common eye disorders for diabetics. Please read the articles below for more information: Eagle, Ruth (October 11, 2021). Cataracts and diabetes: A guide (accessed on 6/6/2022). Zhao, Ying-Xi and Xiang-Wu Chen. “Diabetes and risk of glaucoma: systematic review and a Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies,” International Journal of … Continue reading Cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy

Eye conditions related to diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition and can cause several health complications. Your eyes are one part of your body that can be affected. You can read the entire article here: Website includes two short videos of case studies. You can also download this article in PDF or Word format. If you got this email from … Continue reading Eye conditions related to diabetes

Diabetic Eye Health

Fluctuating blood sugars are known to cause fluctuating vision. There is a correlation between the change in blood sugar levels and the ability of the crystalline lens in your eye to maintain a sharp focus. High blood sugar weakens the blood vessels in your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of … Continue reading Diabetic Eye Health

August – National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month. What should you do during this month? Access this page for more information, including a 9-minute video with tips on how to prevent/reverse cataracts: If you got this email from someone who forwarded it to you, please consider subscribing to our blog yourself at Scroll down to … Continue reading August – National Eye Exam Month