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Two Meals Versus Six Small Meals Are Effective for Managing Type 2 Diabetes
New research published in a European Study of Diabetes found that eating two meals instead of six small meals a day is helpful for managing weight and blood sugars. A large breakfast and lunch eaten earlier in the day may help reduce body weight, liver fat content and fasting blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes. What you eat makes a difference in your blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. Eating healthful foods doesn’t have to be difficult. Check with your doctor to find out if this type of meal plan would be right for you. A meal plan helps you decide on the kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals and snack times.
The Dangers of Spring Cleaning
As the weather gets warmer, many people begin cleaning garages, cabins or other outbuildings that have been closed for the winter and infested with rodents Before you decide it’s time to clean up the Health Department wants you to aware of the dangers of hantavirus. A virus easily contracted from inhaling the fumes of mouse droppings. Breathing small particles of mouse urine or droppings that have been stirred up into the air is the most common means of infection. The illness starts with fever, headache and muscle aches, and progresses rapidly to severe difficulty in breathing and, in some cases, death. Make sure to take the necessary precautions: Don’t sweep or use a vacuum instead you should wipe up any mouse droppings with a wet cloth and some bleach and wear a mask. Make sure to open windows and doors so there’s plenty of ventilation. Prevent rodents from entering the home by plugging or sealing all holes and gaps to the outside greater than 1/4-inch in diameter. Use steel wool, thick wire screen, metal flashing or cement to seal holes.
Gaining control over the clutter could help you take control of your health!
Why the Wolverine Needs Sunscreen
In Diva-licious News, X-Men star Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer again. This is Hugh Jackman’s second battle with basal cell carcinoma. The most common form of cancer. The actor wants fans to know that the sun can do much more damage than simply give you a painful sunburn. It’s important to watch for the signs such as open sores, red patches with irregular borders (that sometimes crusts or bleeds) and bumps on areas of your skin that have been overexposed to sunlight. Basal cell carcinoma sometimes resembles noncancerous skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Only a trained physician, such as a specialist in diseases of the skin, can decide for sure. If you observe any of the warning signs or some other worrisome change in your skin, consult your physician immediately.
One of the best things you can do is cover up with a hat and wear plenty of sunscreen when you’re in the sun.
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