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For Persons Living with Diabetes, use these five tips to stay healthiest 1. Educate yourself. Read, log on, do a search. 2. Learn how to eat for better health and blood sugar control. 3. Discover what is new in nutrition and diabetes research. 4. Know your goals. 5. Talk with a registered dietitian.
You may have seen a new anti-obesity video floating around the media these days. It is described as a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and it is getting all kinds of positive and negative feedback. The video starts with a man having a heart attack and being wheeled into an emergency department. The man is 5’9” and weighs 300 pounds. The video then goes to flashbacks of the man’s life starting with adulthood and venturing back into his childhood. The flashbacks start with doctor’s recommendations to make changes to prevent diabetes, ordering fast food and drinking soda, using a treadmill for storage rather than exercise, playing video games, sitting on bench at recess, being rewarded for good behaviors with candy, being … Continue reading
There are fingers pointing every which way when it comes to the cause of obesity. There is new technology which allows us to do more without getting out of our seats, the high fructose corn syrup found in all sorts of food items, and fast food industry which spends unbelievable amounts of time and money on advertising their foods and building locations at every corner: all topics which have received some sort of criticism for the obesity epidemic. One of the latest concerns is the amount of calories we consume from sugary beverages. Whether it’s the giant soda we grab at the gas station, the juice that usually comes with the statement “it comes from fruit so it must be … Continue reading
If you suffer from type 2 diabetes and are overweight it is a sure fact that by losing weight you will see positive outcomes in your diabetes management such as: lower blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and you will feel much better. A National Institutes of Health study found that a combination of diet and exercise cuts the risk of developing diabetes by 58%. And if someone who suffers from diabetes loses just 5-10% of their weight they will significantly reduce their blood sugars. Not only will their blood sugars improve but according to the American Heart Association a weight reduction will also reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol, improve perceived rate of exertion during activity, and reduce stress on the hips, … Continue reading
Do you know someone who has pre-diabetes or diabetes? Chances are you do. 171 million people worldwide have diabetes. This figure is likely to more than double by 2030. My dad lives with type 2 diabetes. My mom and I are constantly trying to keep him in check and it’s a daily battle. The following article “21 Menu Words to Watch Out For” is very helpful if you are living with or know someone in your life that can be stubborn about making those right food choices: Menus can be daunting. And when you have a health concern like pre-diabetes or diabetes, it can be even trickier to pick the right dish. To help you figure out if your dinner out is diabetes friendly, we enlisted … Continue reading