#Diabetes Twitter Chat (10/13/15) follow-up

Diabetes and Smoking Cessation What a great night it was! On Tuesday past (10/13/15) I had the pleasure of participating in a Twitter chat party on diabetes and smoking cessation. The chat was placed on various platforms, so viewers from around the world could take part in the discussion. The final transcript of the chat is available on Twitter, under #DiabetesChat. Links at the end of this article will route you to various social media platforms that were involved in the chat party. As discussed during the chat, smoking has no true health benefits, and significantly raises the risk of diabetes by 30-40%. Although smoking is not a direct “cause” of diabetes, smoking causes inflammatory chang

Diabetes and smoking cessation (#DiabetesChat Twitter party October 13th, 8-9p EST.)

http://cdiabetes.com/diabeteschat-quitting-smoking-with-nicotine-replacement-products-available-at-costco-oct-13-2015/ Diabetes and smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.CDC.gov), smokers are “30 to 40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers”. Additionally, people with diabetes who are smokers are more likely (than nonsmokers) “to have trouble with controlling their disease”. Currently, there are 29.1 million Americans with diabetes, and approximately 90% of them have type 2 diabetes. Additionally, there are approximately 86 million prediabetics. Type 2 diabetes/ prediabetes is heavily influenced by our lifestyle choices. Lifestyle changes

Hello Heart app (helloheartapp.com)

Can a mobile app really help individuals with chronic heart risk to change behavior and lower blood pressure? It’s the age of health and fitness apps, with new apps appearing almost weekly. Anyone can easily monitor their diet, sleep cycles or activity. But do they make a difference? Research shows that depends on who you are. If you already healthy and motivated, then mHealth apps can be just the push you need to get healthier.If you’re one of the 70,000 million Americans with chronic heart risk and high blood pressure, you need to do more than just monitor wellness data— you need to understand your condition to create behavior change.That’s the challenge we set out to tackle with Hello Hea

Costco diabetes chat party

#DiabetesChat: Healthy Living with Diabetes and Costco Diabetes Store Tour (October 7, 2015) Costco Healthy Living with Diabetes (@cdiabetesinfo) in partnership with The Diabetes Influencers Network (@diabetesinfl) will be hosting a chat about Healthy Living with Diabetes. We will be focusing on the many products available at Costco, and how they can fit into the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes. All participants will recieve a free 40 page 'Healthy Shopping with Diabetes" ebook, which you can preview -> http://cdiabetes.com and get a chance to win a $25 Costco gift card. Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00-9:00PM EST / 7:00-8:00 pm CST / 6:00-7:00 pm PST. Twitter users: You may join

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