Staying hydrated is important for good health, especially if you have diabetes. In fact, if you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of becoming dehydrated compared with people who don’t have diabetes. Why? High blood glucose levels can cause you to urinate more, and frequent urination can lead to dehydration.
Aiming to get and keep your blood glucose levels within your target range is one way to lower your risk of becoming dehydrated (along with your risk of diabetes-related complications, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease). And one of the best beverages to drink is water. If you avoid drinking water because you don’t like how the water from your kitchen tap tastes, and if you don’t wish to purchase wasteful plastic bottles of water, Brita’s 10-Cup Water Pitcher may be just what you’ve been looking for. The BPA-free Brita filter reduces taste and odor from chlorine; in addition, it filters out harmful substances, including lead, mercury, benzene, and asbestos. When water tastes good, you’ll drink more! The Brita filter lasts two months, on average, making this an environmentally-friendly choice (each filter that you use saves 300 16.9-ounce plastic bottles — now that’s sustainability!). Start drinking water that tastes good — and is good for you and the environment — today.
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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