Fight Off Heart Disease With These Five Heart-Healthy Foods

Fight Off Heart Disease With These Five Heart-Healthy Foods

Fight Off Heart Disease With These Five Heart-Healthy Foods

Fight Off Heart Disease With These Five Heart-Healthy Foods
The statistics seem grim: People who have diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than people who dont have diabetes. Its tough to read this, but take heart. In honor of February being Heart Health Month, know that theres a lot that you can do to keep your ticker ticking.
Being told to follow a heart-healthy diet may conjure up images of dry, tasteless meals and giving up your favorite foods. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy foods that taste good and help your heart at the same time. You might even be surprised at the foods that made the list.
What? You mean steak is OK to eat? As long as you go for lean cuts, such as top sirloin, tenderloin or 95 percent lean ground beef, red meat can definitely be heart healthy, and may even help you lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol . You might also be surprised to learn that lean beef has more monounsaturated fat, a healthy type of fat, than saturated fat. The key is making beef part of an overall heart healthy diet, and keeping portions reasonable (aim for no more than about 4 ounces per day).
Stretch lean been further by slicing it into thin strips and stir-frying it with veggies of your choice snow peas, broccoli and red pepper are great choices. Serve as is or over a whole grain of your choice. Four ounces of tenderloin contains 160 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat.
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Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research

Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research

Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research
Companies join forces to advance predictive and prescriptive recommendations for people with diabetes
Jan 08, 2018, 09:00 ET from Eli Lilly and Company from , Livongo
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Eli Lilly and Company logo. (PRNewsFoto, Eli Lilly and Company) (PRNewsfoto/Eli Lilly and Company)
INDIANAPOLIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and Livongo Health, a leading consumer digital health company focused on empowering all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced a strategic collaboration to study real-world evidence and develop new insights to reduce the burden on people living with diabetes.
The research collaboration will combine real-world behavioral studies and claims data to advance knowledge about effective interventions in diabetes care. The companies aim to contribute to medical literature in three areas:
Measure the impact of remote diabetes self-management education and support on clinical and healthcare cost outcomes
Understand how people living with diabetes can stay more actively involved in their health
Lilly has been a leader in diabetes care for more than 90 years, and was the first company to make insulin commercially available to people with the disease. Today, Lilly provides a wide range of therapies to address the diverse needs of people living with diabetes.
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Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle

Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle

Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle
Sanos glucose tracker. Image Courtesy Hyper Wellbeing.
Since launching in 2011, Silicon Valley healthcare startup Sano Intelligence has kept a low profile. Despite raising $20 million in venture capital, the company founded by ex-Bain Capital analyst and bioengineering grad Ashwin Pushpala has yet to release its producta continuous glucose tracker that sticks to a users skin and monitors blood through an app. Gizmodo has obtained new details about the device, and how the company intends to market it as a product for metabolic insight for non-diabetics, rather than to diabetics who regularly need to track their glucose. The strategy means Sano doesnt need FDA approval, but doctors and diabetes experts interviewed by Gizmodo question whether the product would have any benefits to non-diabetics at all.
Pushpala spoke about the glucose tracker, which the company aims make available through beta release this year, at the tiny healthcare focused Hyper Wellbeing conference in Silicon Valley in late 2016. In a video of Pushpalas Wellness as a Service talk obtained by Gizmodo, he reveals the first renderings of the device, which looks like a nicotine patch with a circular piece of metal in the center, containing the bluetooth receiver and battery. It kind of looks and feels like sandpaper or velcro when you put it on the skin, Pushpala said in the presentation. These are minimally invasive microstructures that are placed on the body.
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Team Diabetes on mission to prevent disease spreading on the homefront

Team Diabetes on mission to prevent disease spreading on the homefront

Team Diabetes on mission to prevent disease spreading on the homefront
"Every three minutes in Canada now someone is diagnosed with diabetes. And in B.C., with 1.5 million living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, its costing our government $418 million in 2017 to deal with complications from the disease."
Published on: November 29, 2017 | Last Updated: November 29, 2017 10:18 AM PST
Kirstie McRae, left, and Carling Watson, community partnerships coordinators with Diabetes Canada, share a few lighter moments in their busy Vancouver office on Tuesday. Gord Kurenoff / Postmedia News
Kirstie McRae laughs out loud when asked Tuesday morning to honestly describe her enthusiastic colleague at the Diabetes Canada office on West 8th Avenue.
Shes definitely the crazier one, McRae declares, pointing at a grinning Carling Watson, who declines to protest. I mean, she just signed up to a do a 50K in Squamish (next August). Who does that on a whim?
Watson, looking around the third-floor Vancouver office thats being renovated as you read this, pretends she doesnt hear McRaes fun jabs, then fires back: Shes a serious yogi, part-time runner, which may be easier than training for a 50K, so Ill hold my wise comments for later!
The other thing thats crazy, and which brought these strangers together six months ago, is the diabetes epidemic in Canada, and the threat of the disease skyrocketing in B.C.
Emily and Jessica, with Team Diabetes, share a few laughs before running in the 8K event at Mays BMO Vancouver Marathon. (Gord Kurenoff photo)
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Travel Tips while Living with Diabetes

Travel Tips while Living with Diabetes

Home Lifestyle Travel Tips while Living with Diabetes
Posted by Amanda Griswold On March 30, 2017 In Lifestyle
You might remember MiniMed Ambassador, Chris from his previous blog about Dating with Diabetes. These past few months Chris has been studying abroad and today shares with us his thoughts about traveling with diabetes and wearing an insulin pump and CGM.
Diabetes should never get in the way of your ability to explore the world. Yes, it adds some logistical hurdles that other people dont have to deal with, but there are ways to prepare so that you are ready for any problem that may arise. I love to travel and have been to nearly 20 countries and more than half of the states in the US. In fact, I am actually writing this blog post from Berlin, Germany, where I am studying abroad and traveling Europe. I have quite a bit of experience with traveling (especially now that Im in college) since I was diagnosed , so Ill break it down into a few categories that I think are often the most challenging.
Pump Sites and Reservoirs I pack one set for every three days that Ill be traveling, plus a few extras just in case I have any issues with my sites.
Insulin You need to keep it cold or at least below room temperature. I either use a FRIO pouch (soak in cool water and the gel forms a cold barrier) or standard ice packs. Also, I always pack more insulin than Im going to need, just to be safe.
Other Supplies Remember to bring extra lancets, plenty of test strips, pump and CGM batteries, a backup glucometer, and backup needles in case anything happens to your pump.
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