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What is the shingles (herpes zoster)? Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that is caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox.  Most adults have had exposure to chicken pox as children and this virus remains dormant in the body.  While dormant, this virus is present in the nerve roots of the spine and in […]

In this carbohydrate, high fat environment that we live in, finding healthy diabetic foods can often be challenging.  Adapting to a diabetic diet at home can be very frustrating because so many popular recipes are loaded with carbohydrates and fats.  If you are searching for some new ideas for your recipe repertoire try one of […]

Looking for the Best Exercise to Lose Weight? photo credit: lululemon athleticaWeight loss is top priority for many people and diabetic patients are typically no exception.  Since obesity is a huge risk factor for developing diabetes and diabetic complications, all patients with type 2 diabetes are advised to lose weight as part of a diabetic […]