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type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes was once diagnosed much more often in overweight adults. But it now affects kids who have poor eating habits and get little exercise. Why is it so important to watch kids’ weight? Eight out of 10 overweight kids become overweight adults. But those kids may not get diabetes. Parents can do a lot…

microbursts of activity fitness

Sure, you’re well aware that you should exercise, but if it’s a struggle to make time in your busy life for fitness, then rest assured you’re not alone. While the CDC recommends aiming for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) each week, plenty of us find it difficult to cram…

superfoods diabetes

Lots of foods can be healthy choices if you have diabetes or are concerned about getting it. But a few really pack a punch with vitamins, minerals, fiber, or healthy fats. Make room on your plate for these nutritional powerhouses. 1.      Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, which helps lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. That’s important, because diabetes nearly doubles the risk of having a…