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Friday, May 20, 2016

Allergy & Asthma Awareness

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects 24 million Americans. And 6.3 million children under the age of 18 suffer from asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases.

Friday, May 13, 2016

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Featured Spring Vegetable: Artichokes!

Spring time favorite! Filled with tons of fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other essential minerals, there isn’t much artichokes can’t do. They have been associated with promoting liver health, particularly among heavy alcohol drinkers or otherwise have compromised liver function, as well as staving off arteriosclerosis, gout, and migraine headaches. In addition, artichokes are thought to improve gall secretions, lower blood sugar, and improve digestion.

Simple and delicious steamed artichokes. Serve these with melted butter for dipping.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Grilled Shrimp Tacos!

Make taco night extraordinary with these deliciously simple grilled shrimp tacos.  Season the shrimp, brush with lime-butter, and grill on skewers until done, then serve with taco shells, cabbage, and a homemade sour cream sauce.
1/2 cup sour cream 
3 tablespoons mayonnaise 
3 tablespoons milk 
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled 
3 tablespoons butter, melted 
2  large garlic cloves, minced 
4  limes, cut into quarters 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
8  6-inch corn tortillas 
2  to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage 
Bottled green tomatillo salsa

Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside. Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Preheat a gas grill to high; adjust to medium after 15 minutes. (If cooking over charcoal, allow the coals to burn until they are covered with gray ash.) Brush the skewered shrimp with the garlic butter. Place them on the grill with the limes. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned. Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp. Grill the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, then place inside a paper bag to keep warm. To serve, pull the shrimp off the skewers and divide them evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a spritz of grilled lime. Curtesy of allrecipes. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Diabetes Foot Care for Spring & Summer

Summer is almost here and sandal season is apon us! People with diabetes need to be extra careful when it comes to careing for your feet. Most people look forward to going barefoot on the beach or wearing sandals during summer months. But for patients with diabetes, who often have poor circulation and nerve damage in their feet, simple activities like these can be dangerous.

Fortunately, this doesn’t have to mean a summer in sneakers. With a few extra precautions, you can still enjoy sandal weather, even with diabetes. 

Maintain proper glucose 

Avoid walking barefoot

Buy the right shoes and socks

Inspect your feet daily

Use lotion for smooth skin
Trim your toenails

Make an appointment