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Diabetes & You, Fall 2014

Is Carb Counting For You? Patient Engagement Guilt-Free Chocolate Desserts 5 Foods You May Think Are Unhealthy For Diabetes - But Aren't Enjoy The Taste of Eating Right Tips For Traveling With Diabetes Blood Glucose and Your Brain What's New at Walgreens

In This Issue

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    Come Out And Walk With The American Diabetes Association Your healthcare provider tells you to exercise, right? Walking in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes makes walking fun and is one of the best forms of exercise for people with [...]
  • Blood Glucose and Your Brain
    Most of us don’t think much about our brains: we count on it to do the thinking for us. But new research is helping us understand more about the effects Diabetes might have on your brain. Your Brain and Diabetes [...]
  • Tips for Traveling with Diabetes
    Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t travel. But before you pack your bags, it’s important to make sure you have a plan in place to manage your diabetes while you’re away from home. Here are five tips that will make it easier to take care of yourself when you travel. 1 – Talk with your healthcare [...]
  • Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
    You don’t have to say goodbye to good taste just because you have diabetes. Try some of these swaps to make the foods you love more diabetes-friendly. USE WHOLE GRAINS Whole grains are loaded with nutrition and may even help you avoid heart disease. Make spaghetti and meatballs with wholewheat pasta. [...]

Editor’s Letter

Photo of Rachel Nadler, PharmDDear Readers:


Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of Walgreens Diabetes & You, where we feature expert views on diabetes care, tips on healthy eating and great recipes.


Try the Cherry-Filled Black Forest Cupcakes, featured on the cover, for a delicious chocolate dessert. You won’t need to feel guilty when making the other diabetes-friendly recipes in this issue, including Five-Ingredient Strawberry Blossom Pudding Cups, Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes and 10-Minute Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie from best-selling cookbook author and registered dietitian, Marlene Koch.


Our feature article is on actress S. Epatha Merkerson. Best known for her role on TV’s “Law & Order,” S. Epatha was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes several years ago. She talks about her own path to better diabetes control, and her partnership with America’s Diabetes Challenge, an educational program supported by Merck. The program provides resources to help people track and control their blood glucose levels.


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Rachel Nadler, PharmD
Category Manager, Advanced Care
Health and Wellness Daily Living

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