Get Educated about Diabetes This Month

Are you or someone you know affected by diabetes? Diabetes is of growing concern in this country, and across the world. It is currently affecting over 30 million Americans and that number continues to climb at an alarming rate. However, Diabetes is preventable with diet and exercise.   November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and…

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.  One in 11 people have diabetes today and over 86 million people are at risk for developing diabetes.  Yes, you read that right.   Do you want to know what the scary part is about that statistic?  Diabetes is 100% manageable.   November is…

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More Z’s to Fight Disease

When it comes to our health, doctors and researchers work together to develop evidence to support how our day-to-day choices affect our bodies later on in life. Especially when it comes to developing type 2 diabetes.   Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Although we have a general idea…

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National Diabetes Month: Let’s Stop this Growing Disease One Sugar at a Time!

If you are blissfully unaware of the presence of diabetes in the United States, let me break it down for you. Almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, with an additional 86 million that have prediabetes and are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  These numbers are astounding and growing. Diabetes…

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Are you on “Alert” for Type 2 Diabetes?

Between 1980 and 2011 the number of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes among people ages 18-79 has more than tripled.  With the incidence of diabetes on the rise, the American Diabetes Association promotes Diabetes Alert Day®, a nationwide one day “wake-up call” to urge the public to find out if they are at risk for…

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Is Weight Loss Necessary for You?

It has been well established that obesity is related to a variety of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Because of this, the national weight management guidelines advise that all obese individuals lose at least 5%-10% of their body weight in order to improve health outcomes.  Though it…

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 is the 26th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  This is a one day “wake-up” call for Americans to stop and see if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.   It is estimated that about 26,000 Americans have type 2 diabetes, and that nearly 79 million (1 in 3…

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The Effects of Lifting Weights on Your Blood Sugar

I have long been encouraging my clients to include both aerobic exercise and strength training into their workout regimen.  This recommendation is suitable for those looking to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle in addition to those with medical conditions such as diabetes.  A consistent exercise program is key!  A question that has…

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Take Action: American Diabetes Month

This November I want to recognize American Diabetes Month because this is an issue that is close to me here at BRG Dietetics & Nutrition, P.C. It is also an issue that surely affects someone you know or even yourself. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million children and adults in America are…

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World Diabetes Day

Today was a busy day!  My previous post today was about National Guacamole Day.  Well, today, November 14th, is also World Diabetes Day, led by the International Diabetes Federation in response to the growing rate of diabetes.  It is celebrated on this day to mark the birthday of Fredrick Banting who, along with Charles Best,…

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Raise Your Hand to Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association is encouraging people to take action and raise their hand to STOP DIABETES. You probably know a family member or friend that has diabetes.  But have you ever stopped to think about how prevalent it is?  Take a look at these stats: Prevalence of Diabetes:…

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Fall 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Can Certain Foods Help You Age Gracefully? • A New Option to Ease the Transition to Whole Grains • Four Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer • Managing the Halloween Candy…and Your Diabetes! • Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors Linked to the Prevention of Dementia • Food of the Month: Pomegranate • Recipe of the Month: Pomegranate-Orange Glazed Turkey

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Fall 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: A Daily Dose of Pistachio Nuts May Lower Cholesterol Can Increased Consumption of Flaxseed Delay Prostate Cancer Growth? The Link Between Tea and Ovarian Cancer A Diet Deficient in Dairy May Influence Diabetes Risk Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Possible Among Soda Drinkers ‘Tis the Season for…Turkey! Feature Food of the Month: Chili…

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Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Category Systolic (top number) Diastolic (bottom number) Normal Less than 120 mm Hg Less than 80 mm hg Prehypertension 120–139 80–89 Stage 1 hypertension 140–159 90–99 Stage 2 hypertension 160 or higher 100 or higher There is an exception to the above definition of high blood pressure. A blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg or higher…

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Main Risk Factors for Diabetes Complications

Poorly controlled blood glucose levels High blood pressure High cholesterol levels Cigarette smoking To decrease your risk for diabetes complications: Lose weight if you are overweight Be physically active Do not smoke Take medications as prescribed Eat according to the meal plan your registered dietitian has developed. A diabetes meal plan consists of a list…

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