The occurrence of diabetes over the past 20 years has nearly doubled and that number could be even higher due to some living with diabetes and not knowing it. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control reports more than 37 million people have ... READ MORE
By Brenda Marty Jimenez, MHM, RDN, LDN, FAND, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV
Jeanna Rhoulhac, RDN, LD/N, CDCES: Nutritionist/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Broward Health Community Health Services
Being ... READ MORE
Sleep is needed for your body to maintain good health.
During sleep, our bodies and brain can repair, restore and reenergize. But what are the effects of sleep deprivation?
Studies have found that insufficient sleep can increase a person’s ... READ MORE
Taking care of your heart can be one of the most important health choices you make in your lifetime. Choosing heart healthy foods and leading an active lifestyle are two very important actions that you can take to living a long, healthy life. ... READ MORE
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and 5th in Putnam County, Florida. 34.2 million Americans have diabetes (CDC, 2018) and 88 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s 1 in 3 adults. In Florida, over ... READ MORE
November is the month we typically think of fall, food, football, and family gatherings. November has also become the month that we raise awareness for the disease of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body turns ... READ MORE
Choosing what to eat every day can be a tough decision. For diabetics, there is the added challenge of balancing insulin levels with carbohydrates from the foods you are eating. It may be hard to keep track of the total number of carbohydrates ... READ MORE
Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It tastes great in a salad and makes a beautiful garnish ... READ MORE
World Diabetes Day is November 14th, and this year's theme relates to diabetes and the family. Anyone who lives with diabetes knows that it's not a personal struggle, although it sometimes may feel like it. Diabetes affects the whole family, ... READ MORE