Support

People with asthma need and deserve support. Finding asthma support from groups and resources like TalkingAsthma can prove to be a valuable tool in better living. Here we offer peer stories and tips for asthma management. 

Remember – Family, friends, and coworkers certainly need to know how to give support in an asthma emergency. It’s also important to understand that asthma can be managed and controlled – a healthcare provider should be consulted for personalized information on asthma and asthma medications.

  • 10 Cold-Weather Foods Good in a Diabetes Diet
    Cozy up to fall and winter noshes like these, and you’ll reap benefits that will aid blood sugar and weight control.
  • Decoding Nutrition Labels: A Guide for People With Diabetes
    With a bit of guidance, you can decode food labels and gain a better understanding of the information they present, such as whether the calories in the food are empty (meaning they come from added sugars or unhealthy fats) or nutrient-dense (meaning they come from protein, fiber, vitamins, or minerals). This information can help you make more informed choices about the foods you eat to take control of your health and manage your diabetes more effectively.
  • Tips for Eating Healthy on the Go
    Everyone is busy, and let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen every day to eat a good breakfast, break for lunch, or rush to make dinner in the evenings. Instead, a lot of us may only have time to eat on the go. Whether that means grabbing a pre-made meal from the store or from your own refrigerator, convenience is key. But sometimes, the foods that are most convenient aren’t always the healthiest. While we could always use more time to focus on the things that matter most to us, it doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice healthy eating in the process
  • Foods to Avoid When You Have Diabetes
    If you have diabetes, your healthcare provider has likely told you the importance of diet when it comes to managing your blood sugar. And if you’re not sure what foods to avoid, all you may have to do is listen to your body for clues. Certain foods, particularly those rich in carbohydrates, can cause blood sugars to rise quickly. This can make you feel sluggish, cause high blood sugar, and even make you gain weight.
  • The Difference Between Healthy and Non-Healthy Fats
    No doubt about it, carbohydrate—commonly known as carbs—gets all the attention in diabetes management. However, another important nutrient to consider as part of a balanced diet is fat. Even though it sounds counter intuitive to what you might expect, eating the right amount of the right type of fat plays an important role in our bodies. Fat cushions organs, stores energy, insulates the body against elements, supports cell growth and more. Since fats are higher in calories per gram, when it comes to fat, the key is being mindful of portions. Eating the right types of fat is also important for reducing