• 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...
  • Welcoming Baby!

    November 20, 2017
    Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! There is increased focus on eating healthy, getting appropriate exercise and having regular visits with your health care provider throughout the pregnancy. There are many things you can do to make sure...
  • 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...
  • How To Control Things That Make Your Asthma Worse

    How To Control Things That Make Your Asthma Worse

    July 8, 2016
    Asthma attacks can be triggered or made worse by all kinds of allergens. Do you know what sets off your asthma? Finding answers will help you breathe easier. Nearly every room of a person’s home contains things that trigger allergens. Use this...
  • Creating Your Asthma Action Plan

    Creating Your Asthma Action Plan

    July 8, 2016
    An asthma action plan is one of the most important tools you can use to breathe easier and keep your asthma under control. A plan eliminates all the guess work. It helps you track the daily treatments you need to stay healthy. It also provides...
  • An Alternative to Rice

    December 30, 2015
    If you’re looking for a healthy grain at your next dinner, consider this! Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is packed with about 8 grams of protein per cooked cup and is gluten free. This can be a great substitute to white rice for someone living with...
  • Pick Protein Wisely!

    December 23, 2015
    You could use pounds of beef in your holiday lasagna, but if you’d like a healthier option, try using lean turkey meat. The American Diabetes Association lists turkey meat as one of the best food choices when picking a protein. About ¼ of your plate...
  • Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey!

    December 10, 2015
    Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It’s nearly impossible to avoid sugar completely but that’s also not necessary. If you make a conscious effort to bake sweets with less sugar or sugar substitutes...
  • Oodles of Noodles?

    December 7, 2015
    Do you usually fill your plate with loads-a pasta? Think about this: according to the American Diabetes Association , starchy foods can be part of a healthy meal plan, but portion size is key. If you or someone you know is living with diabetes—then...
  • Soda or Mineral Water?

    December 1, 2015
    Doesn’t a fizzy drink sound refreshing? Before you grab one, remember that if you choose 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...
  • Beat portion distortion

    November 24, 2015
    It’s a common mistake to think overflowing Thanksgiving plates are a norm, but we don’t normally eat like this the rest of the year, so why do we think it’s ok to do it in November? The truth is—your body doesn’t need that much food! In fact, your...
  • Sleep and Good Health

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

    November 18, 2015
    The rush of the holidays can catch us off guard and we can end up cutting corners wherever possible. 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...