BCBSKS employees try a healthier sugar cookie

{Video} We tried healthier sugar cookies

With the holiday season in full swing, we know it’s almost impossible to avoid cookies, cakes and other baked goods. While you should enjoy those in moderation, there are other ways to enjoy a sweet treat without feeling like you’ve been tackled by the sugar plum fairy. Consider swapping out some ingredients in your favorite recipe for healthier ones. Continue reading → {Video} We tried healthier sugar cookies

Managing your diabetes

More than just statistics: Living with diabetes

It’s easy to focus on the numbers – they can be alarming. Diabetes is a costly disease – in fact, diabetes and pre-diabetes cost America $322 billion per year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels, the eyes and kidneys. It can result in poor wound healing and devastating soft tissue infections. Complications from diabetes include heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hypoglycemia and more. Nearly 71,000 people die in the United States annually due to complications associated with diabetes. Continue reading → More than just statistics: Living with diabetes