Diabetes and Holiday Meal Planning


My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Choking | Diabetes | COPD | Winter Weather

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December 11, 2019

woman holding her throat as the sign for choking

Do You Know How to Help Someone Who is Choking?

Choking is when someone is having a very hard time breathing or cannot breathe because food, a toy, or other object is blocking the throat or windpipe (airway). Learn what to do for a baby under 1 year or an adult or child over 1 year who is choking.

Diabetes and Holiday Meal Planning

Holidays are a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, get togethers focused on food and eating can make this season a challenge. But with a little planning and by following a diabetic diet, you can eat healthy and still enjoy all the holiday traditions!

Planning for Winter Weather Emergencies

Winter storms can bring a variety of extreme weather conditions depending on which part of the country you live. Cold temperatures, snow, ice, freezing rain, and high winds can lead to health and safety challenges including hypothermia, frostbite, unsafe driving conditions, and power outages. Be prepared for severe weather this season, and protect yourself and your family by having a winter weather emergency plan.

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun Year Round

Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can harm your eyes any time of the year, not just during the summer. Long term exposure to UV light may lead to the development of cataracts and other eye problems. Proper sunglasses are key to protecting your eyes from sun-related damage, and they should be worn anytime you are outdoors. Add a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection. Find information on choosing the right sunglasses.

Nutrition and COPD

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, breathing is difficult. Did you know that the food you eat may affect your breathing? The right mix of nutrients in your diet may help you breathe easier. If you have COPD, ask your doctor if there are changes in your diet that could help manage your COPD.

Hot Apple Orange Cider

Warm up this holiday season with Hot Apple Orange Cider, a combination of apple juice, oranges, and spices.