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Are You at Risk of Diabetes? These 5 Tests Are Sure to Reveal an Issue

By Nancy Scanlan January 12, 2022

You have probably heard of metabolic syndrome, the precursor to Type 2 diabetes. But do you know how doctors define that? If anyone in your family has suffered from Type 2 diabetes, then you are more likely to be at risk. But there are also three…

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How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60

By Joy Stephenson-Laws January 06, 2022

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and…

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What You Might Not Know About Diabetes Prevention

By Debbie Hensleigh August 11, 2021

Of course, I said YES! when I was asked by the Wellness Director of our local YMCA if I might be interested in training to be a lifestyle coach for a new program they are going to offer. It’s one on Diabetes Prevention. Knowing that I have facilitated…

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Is It Possible to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Long-Term Effects?

By Kent Sasse April 14, 2021

As the type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to grow, the most emphasized treatment may surprise you. In the latest update to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the guidelines put forward by the American Diabetes Association…

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Keep Active in Your 60s to Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)

By Joy Stephenson-Laws March 11, 2021

I recently read a sobering statistic. Nearly 50 percent of boomers are prediabetic. This means that we have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes…

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3 Powerful Spices that May Help with Type 2 Diabetes

By Kathleen Perry March 23, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1 in 11 (425 million) adults worldwide have diabetes. They also say that 1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed (212 million). Read More

Fight Back Against Diabetes After 60 with These Small Lifestyle Changes

By Margaret Manning July 08, 2015

Many people over the age of 60 are living with diabetes. There is actually a worldwide epidemic of diabetes, primarily related to various lifestyle changes including obesity, and an increase in sedentary habits. According to the World Health Organization, total deaths from complications related to diabetes are expected to increase by more than 50 percent worldwide within the next 10 years, and by 80 percent in upper to middle income countries. Read More

Experiencing Cold Feet After 60? 8 Possible Causes and 3 Ways to Remedy the Situation

By Jessica Hegg January 20, 2022

If you are running through your entire stock of cozy winter socks every week, you might be wondering if there is something more you can do to keep your feet warm. While chronically cold feet can indicate your footwear simply isn’t up to par, it can also reflect…

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Is It Possible for Women Over 50 to Limit the Decline?

By Julie Dargan January 17, 2022

The 50s is the decade when most women will be entering the menopause. Not only can the hot flushes and night sweats kick in but this is also the time for the ‘hidden’ bone loss complications. Bowel cancer risk increases as well as type 2 diabetes…

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5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women

By Patricia Sands January 12, 2022

Nordic pole walking originated in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. With the proper technique and equipment – just two poles and good walking shoes – there’s an astonishing list…

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