diabetes

An Old Dog Scratching at the Door

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI feel like an old dog who has been wandering aimlessly through the streets of Los Angeles, and finally, worn and hungry, has decided to come home again, scratching at the door to get in. Well, I may be that weary old hound in some ways, but it has not been a joyful, or even relaxing, drift down the avenues and up the alleys. For almost three months I have been hospitalized with pneumonia, internal bleeding, a severe diabetic attack, …

Katie Couric’s Sugar-Free Challenge

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTelevision host Katie Couric, whose new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames sugar for the country’s spiraling obesity problem, is challenging people to take a 10-day break from the sweet stuff. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Couric urged people to try and give up foods with added sugar, including artificial sweeteners, “which have the same impact on your brain as added sugar.” That means foods with naturally occurring sugar, including fresh fruit and plain yogurt, are fine, but options …

La diabetes acecha a las mujeres latinas… ¿Por qué?

Posted on 04/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español¿Quién no tiene un familiar, un amigo o un compañero de trabajo diabético? Tengo una compañera de trabajo, que además conozco hace muchísimos años, que me explicaba hace unos días —en nuestro ‘coffee break’— como desde muy jovencita está acostumbrada a endulzar su café con azúcar de dieta, mientras yo me quejaba de que no había azúcar negra. Claro su mamá fue diagnosticada con diabetes siendo muy joven y toda la familia se acostumbró al azúcar de sobrecitos azules, rosados …

Ladies, That Diet Soda May Be Bad for Your Heart

Posted on 04/2/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHealthy, postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke and even death, according to a large new national study. The research looked at diet-soda intake and heart health in nearly 60,000 women participating in the national Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, which investigates health risk factors for women ages 50 to 79. The average age of the women in this study was nearly 63, and none had a …

7 maneras de pelear contra tu adicción al azúcar

Posted on 03/5/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

En EspañolPara los que somos golosos —parece que la mayoría del país— las últimas investigaciones nos traen noticias amargas: los estadounidenses consumimos demasiada azúcar, y nos está matando. También: Luche contra la grasa abdominal En uno de los estudios más grandes de análisis sobre este tema, investigadores del gobierno y dos universidades encontraron un vínculo entre el alto consumo de azúcar y las enfermedades mortales del corazón. El estudio se publicó el lunes en JAMA Internal Medicine. El culpable, creen, es …

Which Foods Cause More Belly Fat?

Posted on 03/4/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDon’t blame the food, blame the type of fat we eat. That’s what causes us to have big bellies, say Swedish researchers, who used a special muffin diet to demonstrate how this works. The authors of the study, published last month in the journal Diabetes, say this is the first time research on humans has shown that saturated fat (found in foods like butter, bacon, palm oil and beef) is deposited in a different place on the body than polyunsaturated …