Today's Date: 4/24/2014 - Site Updated: 4/24/2014
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Diabetes Tip
Thu April 24, 2014 Fitness Tip No. 9

Avoid lifting heavy weights as a precaution against sudden high blood pressure. For more information, read our page about Exercise.

Definition of the Day
Thu April 24, 2014 metformin


an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and helping the body respond better to the insulin made in the pancreas. Belongs to the class of medicines called biguanides. (Brand names: Glucophage, Glucophage XR; an ingredient in Glucovance.)

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Chicken Fajitas

Meal Type: Lunch Category: Poultry Author: Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D.
This is a good family recipe. Serve with fat-free re-fried beans. ...
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