Archive for November, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be sure to send us your favorite Thanksgiving-theme recipes and you could win a copy of my book! Use the contact form under the ‘contact’ tab to send us a message.

Thanksgiving Leftover Safety!

Cut the turkey into small pieces; refrigerate stuffing and turkey separately in shallow containers within 2 hours of cooking. Use leftover turkey and stuffing within 3-4 days; gravy within 1-2 days; or freeze these foods. Reheat thoroughly to a temperature of 165 °F or until hot and steaming.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. Talk with your doctor if you have a family history of diabetes or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms May Include:

* Frequent urination
* Unusual thirst
* Extreme hunger
* Unusual weight loss
* Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms May Include:

* Any of the type 1 symptoms
* Frequent infections
* Blurred vision
* Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
* Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
* Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

*Please note that people with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms.

Visit the American Diabetes Association for more information.

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