• Adult Wellness Guidelines: Making Preventive Care a Priority

    Adult Wellness Guidelines: Making Preventive Care a Priority

    January 17, 2019
    Start the New Year in good health by seeking preventive care. Preventive care is very important for everyone in your family. And the good news is you can receive most preventive care at no additional cost to you. Remember to ask Your Doctor...
  • Members, Glucose Meters are Available to You

    Members, Glucose Meters are Available to You

    August 27, 2018
    Living with diabetes can be a challenge. But maintaining close-to-normal levels of blood sugar has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes-related problems. That’s why monitoring your blood sugar levels with a blood glucose meter is important...
  • Holiday Baking with Brian Emmett

    December 1, 2017
    The holiday season features time-honored traditions, family recipes and — all too often — rich party foods that can fill you with excess calories, cholesterol and guilt. This year, enjoy delicious holiday fare that’s healthy, too. Whether you...
  • Downloadable Gift Tag

    Downloadable Gift Tag

    December 1, 2016
    Here's a stocking stuffer idea: Make a gift! Your friends and family will appreciate the personal touch. Plus, it’s fun! Check out our four easy D-I-Y gift ideas for inspiration. Print out all four of these adorable gift tags and attached them...
  • An Alternative to Rice

    December 30, 2015
    Switch up your side dish at dinner tonight! If you’re looking for a healthy grain, consider quinoa (KEEN-wah). It’s packed with about 8 grams of protein per cooked cup and it’s gluten free. Whether you’re searching for a healthy side, or living...
  • Pick Protein Wisely!

    December 23, 2015
    Looking for a healthy swap? Sub the ground beef for lean turkey meat. The American Diabetes Association lists turkey meat as one of the best foods to choose when picking a protein. About ¼ of your plate should be a high protein food, so choose wisely...
  • Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey!

    December 10, 2015
    Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It’s hard to avoid sugar, but maybe you don’t have to! One simple swap you can make in your baking is to use less sugar or sugar substitute to make a recipe...
  • Oodles of Noodles?

    December 7, 2015
    If your plate is overflowing with lotsa pasta, check this out: According to the American Diabetes Association , starchy foods can be part of a healthy meal plan, but portion size is key. It may seem like a simple tip, but of you or someone you...
  • Soda VS Mineral Water

    December 1, 2015
    Reaching for a midday fizzy drink with your lunch? If you’re choosing a soda, you could be drinking 10 teaspoons of sugar or more, depending on your serving. For anyone looking to keep their blood-sugar levels under control, it would be wise to...
  • Beat portion distortion

    November 24, 2015
    We’ve all seen that picture of someone’s plate during the Thanksgiving Holiday; you know, the over flowing serving with crumbs on the side keeping it all together. If we know a plate like this is unhealthy, and we don’t eat like this the rest of...
  • Sleep and Good Health

    November 23, 2015
    Get practical tips on how to get more sleep! Research shows that inadequate sleep can increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Are you getting enough?
  • Don’t Take Short-cuts on Your Health

    November 18, 2015
    When it comes to our health, however–taking shortcuts is the last thing you want to do. Take “minute potatoes” for example. Not only is the list of ingredients sub-par in the “fresh” category, but the extra ingredients that go into making them can...
  • Diabetes infographic

    Diabetes infographic

    November 5, 2015
    CDC Diabetes infographic
  • Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

    September 25, 2015
    Parents can help their kids build healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. Find out how to encourage kids to eat right and be active. Whether your child is overweight or not, it's never too early (or too late) to start teaching about eating right...
  • Answers About the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    September 18, 2015
    As the nation’s top public health physician, Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H, launched the Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Initiative, which brought national attention to the complex issue of childhood obesity prevention. A leading...