For anyone with diabetes, glucose monitoring is an essential skill in self-care behavior. Diabetes care advances every year and new methods of tracking glucose numbers develop.
Dear EarthTalk:With all the crazy heat waves around the world this summer, how could anyone still claim that climate change isn't anything to worry about? -- Randy Smith, Providence, RI
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It won't be long before kids will be heading back to school and for the parents to begin packing their lunches again. Organic food is expensive and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches only work for so long.
But Chef Zipora Einav, a chef to the celebrities and author of Recipe for a Delicious Life, says it is easy to stick to a budget on school lunches if you plan and prepare the meals at home in advance.
If your power goes out, knowing what to do with the food in your refrigerator and freezer can help you stay healthy. The last thing you need after a weather emergency is a case of food poisoning!
Dear EarthTalk:What are some ways that companies can encourage or incentivize their employees to live greener and promote sustainability?-- Jane Bussbaum, Troy, NY
Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly. If not, you might begin to feel confused or faint. Your heart could become stressed and stop beating.
Being hot for too long can be a problem. It can cause several illnesses, all grouped under the name hyperthermia (hy-per-THER-mee-uh):