Posts By: Beth Ackerman, R.D.

Campus life with diabetes: A new level of learning

For many college students, living with diabetes on a university campus brings a whole new level to learning. Freshmen who are living away from home for the first time are now dealing with diabetes on their own. Both students and their parents can experience increased anxiety as they learn to navigate the transition of self-care…
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Thanksgiving table with turkey and sides

The Feast

Thinking of the traditional Thanksgiving and holiday dishes of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans and pecan pie can make your mouth water! It’s food we look forward to and love to eat this time of year. And then comes January. Research differs on the average amount the scale creeps up…
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Delight of a farmers market shopper

Little can compare to the delight a farmers market trip can bring to the senses. The aromatic smells, bright colors and feel of ripe textures of produce challenge a shopper on how best to enjoy them. Have as a side dish or main dish? Grill, bake, or just serve fresh? Bring to a family get…
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Love Your Heart Today

“A way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach” is a phrase that has more than one meaning! According to the National Lipid Association, lifestyle behaviors such as healthy eating and physical activity are vital components in managing increased blood fat levels, known as dyslipidemia. Developing healthy eating habits can protect your heart and…
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