How Diabetes Got Him Back in the Swing of Things

Kevin Bush was always active in athletics. He played both organized and back yard football and baseball with friends growing up in Thomasville and, ultimately, in high school for the Bulldogs. As a junior, he led the region in receiving yards for the Bulldogs. Once out of high school, his love for sports remained, and Bush turned to softball and golf. While Bush remained active, … Continue reading How Diabetes Got Him Back in the Swing of Things

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

What once seemed like a good alternative to sugar in some foods and beverages has now been called into question. It’s no secret that sugar leads to obesity and, in some cases, diabetes. Sugar releases opioids and dopamine in the brain that create a high like that produced by certain drugs. Sugar consumption becomes more frequent as cravings for the high increase. Since sugar is … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off

Many people who live with a chronic illness feel encumbered by it. Their whole lives revolve around managing the illness: Where will I go? What will I wear? How will I transport myself, my medications, my assistive devices? What will I eat? When will I eat? What will I do if something goes wrong? Such was the case for Mattie Ann Burnsed, a Lakeland, Georgia, … Continue reading Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 1 chicken breast 1 ounce low-fat mozzarella 1 artichoke heart (from a can) 1 teaspoon sundried tomato, chopped 5 large basil leaves 1 clove garlic ¼ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon paprika Pepper to taste Toothpicks Instructions 1) Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F. 2) Cut the chicken breast almost halfway through … Continue reading Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Take Diabetes Seriously

Diabetes is prevalent in America. According to the CDC, 23.1 million people were diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. in 2015, and an estimated 7.2 million cases went undiagnosed. In that same year, 84.1 million adults (aged 18 and older) had symptoms of prediabetes. A 2014 study conducted by Sanofi stated that millennials were less likely to think of diabetes as a serious disease than … Continue reading Take Diabetes Seriously