Simple Meal Planning

Meal Planning Made SimplePlanning meals and snacks in advance is one of the best ways to reach your individual health goals and stay on track. When you plan ahead, it frees up time and energy for you to dedicate to other things that are important to you. Plus, it saves money – win win! Some... Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Habits

Your heart works hard each day for you. Love your heart in return.  HABIT 1: NUTRITION. Meet with a registered dietitian to create a simple and healthy nutrition plan developed just for you to help manage your weight, glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure.  HABIT 2: ACTIVITY. Start a simple workout routine each day to strengthen your heart... Continue Reading →

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Your blood sugar changes throughout the day. Ever feel shaky, nervous, anxious, irritable or confused? Experience sweats, chills, increased heart rate, blurred vision, or tingling or numbness of the lips, tongue or cheeks? These are all symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your body is signaling you to check your blood sugar. Why check? Because... Continue Reading →

Five BIG Reasons To Re-Think Sugar

Why re-think your sugar intake? Here are 5 great reasons: Pancreas OverdriveToo much sugar overworks your pancreas.Sugar HighSugar triggers your brain to release dopamine – the “feel good” hormone.  Over time, your brain requires more and more sugar to reach a “sugar high.”Spike & CrashRefined sugars (juices, sodas, and sports drinks) cause your blood sugar... Continue Reading →

Wellsmith

It’s easy to stay active and enjoy the financial and health benefits of Cone’s Wellsmith Program. Simply log your glucose, weight, steps and medications. Here is a quick summary of the program: Goal: Collaborate to achieve your best health. Benefits: Provide reduced health premiums and zero or low-cost medications and supplies. Qualification Status: Active Engagement.... Continue Reading →

Simple, Healthy Food Swaps

If you’re ready to embrace healthy eating habits, saying farewell to certain junk food is a great place to start. But you don’t have to give up on taste. Try these simple, healthy food swaps that don't sacrifice taste.   Swap: Fried → Baked Or Grilled Cut some fat out of your diet without giving... Continue Reading →

What is the most important meal?

Despite the popular adage, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” more than half of Americans prefer guzzling down a Latte Macchiato on their way to work and name this as “breakfast.” A few others are too busy or don’t feel like eating or drinking in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Diabetes Diet: 4 Things To Know

A healthy diet is essential to thrive and live well with type 2 diabetes. It’s important to understand what makes a nutritious diet and these cheat sheet tips will help you understand how to do make a balanced meal. Carbs When people with diabetes eat foods high in digestible (processed) carbs, their blood sugar levels... Continue Reading →

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