5 Misconceptions About Type I Diabetes

Most people have heard of diabetes and understand that it has something to do with how the body metabolizes sugar, but unless you are one of the 10% of Americans who suffer from the disease, that may be where your knowledge of the disease stops.  

Though there are actually many forms of diabetes, the two most commonly diagnosed are Type 1 and Type 2. Since misinformation about the differences between these two forms of the disease abounds, today we’ll help you understand the main points that set these two types apart, as well as debunk some common misconceptions about Type 1 diabetes.

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7 Ways to Model Fitness for your Kids

Anywhere you look – online, on TV, in the store – there are things out there telling you how important it is to stay fit and healthy. However, it can be difficult to incorporate a daily fitness regimen into your routine, and it can be hard to workout with your kids around. But it is important as parents that we model this behavior to our children early on so that it is engrained in their lifestyle as they continue to grow. So how do we do both – model a healthy lifestyle while balancing our busy schedules?

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The golden mean between work and family

Balancing work and family is nearly impossible. Like juggling, only so many balls can be up in the air at one time. When another ball is picked up, another ball must drop. It’s a give and take. A constant ebb and flow. While some of us struggle to maintain both aspects of our lives, others have figured out the tips and tricks to keeping both family and career afloat, without sacrificing our sanity or relationships. Our guest contributor, a mother of three and an Advanced Practice Provider, provides some key insight into ‘doing it all’ after witnessing the success of a close friend.

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6 Engaging Book Series for Developing the Mind

“Read me another chapter, Mommy” is the nightly mantra in our house as I turn off lights and tuck in covers… there is no end to the creative ways my children will find to get me to read them more stories. And I know, this doesn’t seem like it should be a problem, and it’s really not, but as we already read at least five story books and two chapters of whatever series we are currently engaged in nightly, there truly isn’t enough time. As an avid reader myself, and the progeny of a lawyer and an educator, it is no surprise my children love books. My gift from my parents for my 1st pregnancy was a full-size crib FULL OF BOOKS… and I mean full. Since then I have carried on this collection as I too love children’s books.

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STD Facts for Women

We’re not about to deny that sex is fun, but the frightening truth is sex can also be hazardous to your health. Women, who are generally on the receiving end of any bodily fluid exchange, are especially susceptible to STD infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and hepatitis. In the interest of happy, healthy love lives for all, we’re pleased to present a few preventative pointers with women in mind.

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The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins: TTC through Breastfeeding Baby

 

Whether beginning to plan for baby #1 or deciding to add to your growing family, the importance of prenatal vitamins for mama and growing baby is essential to a healthy pregnancy and beyond. From the moment you make the decision to embark upon the journey that is parenthood, you need to start thinking and planning for both you and your baby’s health. Ensuring that your body has the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to conceive another human being and then to successfully sustain you both for the next 9 months is essential to a happy, healthy pregnancy and birth.

Once you are sure you are ready to start trying to conceive, the first thing you need to do is start taking a prenatal vitamin. A common misconception is that prenatal vitamins are only necessary once you become pregnant. However, the truth is that prenatal vitamins should begin as a part of your TTC routine and continue throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal or postnatal vitamins should then continue to be consumed to ensure the continued health of the mother and a breastfeeding baby until breastfeeding ends. At Mother’s Select, they have carefully crafted a vitamin regime to easily transition you through every phase of this journey from TTC through breastfeeding and infant care.

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Early Literacy and the Importance of Reading to Young Children

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

A child’s education begins at birth with external stimuli from the outside world. The impact of early childhood education on our children’s ever developing minds, especially between the ages of 0 to 5, is a huge factor in their continued successes throughout life. One area of significant development during these critical years is that of a child’s language and literary skills. Children who learn to love to read not only have a beautiful, imaginary world opened up to them, but also have measurably different successes in school, work, and life than others who do not possess proficient reading abilities.

As parents, teachers of our own children, and contributing members of the society in which we live, we need to become advocates for early and continuing literacy among our neighborhood children and adults.

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6 Things a #momboss Carries In Her Purse

#momboss
an ambitious, highly driven, fierce, and outspoken mother who gets the job done, whether that job is being a homemaker, a stay at home mom, a career woman, a working mom, or a momtrepreneur.

Raise your hand if you have the t-shirt, or at least the blood, sweat, and tears that earn you the t-shirt. These days, women get.shit.done. But, we don’t do it alone. Every single day, that one loyal companion is always by our side, providing us with everything we need to keep hustlin’. You know who that is… your bag. The deep, filled to the brim hole that holds your entire life up by two leather straps. It’s time to chat about what essentials a #momboss truly needs in her purse, because a successful woman knows what’s needed and what she can leave behind. Let that deep business-savvy truth sink in for a second, then flip your purse upside down and start purging. Just be sure to keep…

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Mouth Mysteries: Tips for Childhood Dental Care

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a sweet smile across your child’s face. The American Dental Association has deemed February “National Children’s Dental Health Month”. We must take the proper precautions to take care of that precious smile. Dental health starts from the very beginning, even before there are any teeth. We’ve compiled a list of must-knows to help solve some of those mouth mysteries and take proper care of those pearly whites.

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The Benefit of Camp for Boys

Is camp a rite of passage, a way to keep kids out of their parent’s hair in the summer, or a truly valuable life experience? It may be all three, but we know for sure that camp has real benefits that are life long. Boys who attend camp receive some pretty cool perks that will impact the men they will grow up to become. Are you on the fence about whether to send your son to camp this year? Is it really worth the cost? Here are the benefits of camp for boys, along with the traits of a great camp to ensure your son will get everything possible out of his camp experience.

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Need The Love Spark Back In Your Marriage?

Arguments, misunderstandings, the kids, and overall busyness of life are the makings for a strained marriage if left unchecked. So what do you do if this has been left unchecked for way too long? Tolerate it? Live in it anyway and hope that things will get better just going through the same mundane motions day after day? If you are expecting a different outcome while relying on hope alone, continuing through the motions… let’s face it, you could use a bit of the love spark in your life. How about 30 days of LoveSparkMe? 

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All About Fascia & Why it Matters

If you’ve been browsing Facebook recently, you may have seen the hottest new craze that everyone from soccer moms to hardcore athletes are getting in on: Fascia Blasting. At first glance, it may look odd or confusing, so we’re here to break it down of what the science is behind this phenomenon, as well as give some first-hand insider tips and tricks. But first, we need to understand what fascia is.

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Finding the Right Physicians for Your Family

At the beginning of every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to diet and exercise more. While losing weight and eating healthier are key to working towards a healthier lifestyle, most people overlook the importance of staying in touch with their doctor to help meet that goal. Your relationship with your doctor should not only be when you are not feeling well. The best time to visit your doctor is actually when you are feeling great.

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Win It: Fitbit Flex 2 and Fleece from CareDash.com

We’ve all been on the hunt for a good doctor before. Whether we’re looking for an obstetrician who will support our birthing choices or a family care provider who is open on weekends, we all want top notch care that fits our needs. Instead of relying on word of mouth or your insurance company, do your research and find the best doctor in your area with CareDash.com

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How To Renew Your Resolutions

We are well into 2017. Chances are those New Year’s resolutions have come and gone and we are all back to our old ways. In fact, just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. You are not alone if you’ve fallen off whatever wagon you had hitched yourself to on January 1st. The overwhelming majority of resolution makers want to live a healthier lifestyle whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, or just eating a clean diet. If that was you and you just hit a fast food drive thru for lunch today, don’t give up. You can get back on track and renew your resolutions. Here are some ideas to help you meet your goals.

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