Posts Categorized: Diabetes

Tomato, Cheese & Basil Salad

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One of my favorite things about summer is picking tomatoes straight from the garden. There’s nothing better. You can use tomatoes in a variety of ways, but one of my favorite recipes is this super quick and simple summertime salad. Salad ingredients: – 3 small tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch – 2 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese… Read more »

Exercise Vital Sign: Why It’s Important

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If you’ve ever had a routine physical, you’ve probably had your blood pressure, weight, height, temperature and heart rate taken. But after the scale is turned off, you may get questions that surprise you: How often do you exercise? How long? How strenuous? What type? Taking this vital sign opens the conversation between patient and provider… Read more »

Partnering Organizations “Come Together” for Successful Diabetes Fair


  On Nov. 14, World Diabetes Day, the Omaha community was introduced to its first ever, jointly sponsored diabetes fair. Held at the University of Nebraska Omaha campus, the theme of the free health fair was “Coming Together Focused on YOU.” Eight organizations, including Nebraska Medicine, Methodist Health System, CHI Health, the Diabetes Education Center… Read more »

Coming Together, Focused on You

Medical staff and physicians at the Nebraska Medicine Diabetes Center commemorate National Diabetes Day 2014 by forming a blue circle – the universal symbol for diabetes.

It’s the fastest growing disease in the United States. Diabetes now affects almost ten percent of the U.S. population. Of the 29 million Americans who have diabetes, over eight million remain undiagnosed. Another 86 million are pre-diabetic. Early diagnosis can give people more power to control their condition and live a long, healthy life. November… Read more »

Mindful Eating on Halloween

Registered dietitian Sarah Keegan demonstrates how to make a healthy snack.

When trying to lose weight, Halloween can be a scary date. The temptation of candy, sweets and sugary drinks is hard to avoid on October 31. Enjoy the sweets mindfully and keep portion control in mind. The best way to stay on track is to make your own healthy Halloween treats. Nearly every month, I… Read more »