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Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

By Greg Zacarese People who have diabetes are concerned about high blood sugar. However, low blood sugar is very dangerous as well. A certain amount of glucose in the blood is needed for proper brain function, as carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel. A blood sugar of <70mg/dL is classified as hypoglycemia. This […]

Back on Track after the Holidays

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN After another long holiday season, as well as cold outdoor temperatures, getting back on track to eating salads and oatmeal may seem daunting and not so tasty. Quieter houses with less hustle and bustle can make you feel a bit down. For those who may have indulged a bit on […]

The Benefits of Making Small-Simple Changes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE So many of us want to be healthier, make lifestyle changes, lose weight, exercise, and change our diets. These desires intensify after a season of over-indulgence and sedentary behavior. We find ourselves making statements like: “That’s it, no more sweets ever!” or “I am going to the gym to […]

Happy New Year 2018!!!

Season’s Greetings!

Be sure to enjoy your holidays with your loved ones!!!! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!! Happy Kwanza!!!    

Yellow Dot Program

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE Did you know that Suffolk County residents have access to a wonderful program called “Yellow Dot”? This program is made available through the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, in collaboration with local sheriff’s offices, and is free of charge. The Yellow Dot program enables those who are in a serious […]

Diabetes- Friendly Holiday Recipes

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE With the holidays almost here, we need to ask ourselves how to eat healthfully during this festive season. Diabetes Forecast magazine has a section devoted to healthy celebration cooking, with 12 recipes for entrees and sides. Check out this website: and then type into the search engine: 12 Diabetes […]

Managing Family Holiday Stress

By Dinah Torres Castro Many parents look ahead to the holidays and become anxious and worried. Not all of us have rosy fantasies of the perfect holiday. As I was driving to work the other day, a parody of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” was playing on the car radio, and it reminded me of […]

Hassle-Free Holidays

By Tim Jahn, M.ED Folks are stringing lights, humming holiday songs, shopping for gifts, and making plans for festive family gatherings. Everyone is full of anticipation and good cheer as the holidays approach – everyone except your pre-teen, that is. Look who’s balking! Many pre-teens are not looking forward to the holidays. Everything is dumb […]

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