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18
Dec

Managing Your Diabetes During the Holidays

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Having diabetes shouldn't stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations. With some planning and a little work, you can stay healthy at holiday gatherings with friends and family.

Preparation is the most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities. Know what you'll be eating, how to enjoy a few traditional favorites while sticking with a healthy meal plan, and you're ready to celebrate!

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Vail Ranch Pharmacy Pledges to Play 60
29
Nov

Vail Ranch Pharmacy Pledges to Play 60

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The Mission of NFL Play 60: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

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26
Nov

Blood Sugar Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Many people think about starchy root vegetables (potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes) as a food group that could not possibly be helpful for controlling their blood sugar. That's because many people realize that food starches can be converted by our digestive tract into simple sugars. If foods are especially concentrated in starch, there can often be a risk of too much simple sugar release in our digestive tract, the result in this situation would be an overly quick elevation of our blood sugar level.

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What is Diabetes? Am I at Risk?
20
Nov

What is Diabetes? Am I at Risk?

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.

After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into cells, insulin must be present. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach.

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