Posts Tagged "diabetes"

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 the perfect month to talk about diabetes because it is National Diabetes Awareness Month and 11/14 is World Diabetes Day.    What is Diabetes?   Diabetes is a disorder...

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More Z’s to Fight Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 about the etiology of diabetes, there is still so much left to uncover.   For beginners, type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance. In other words, the...

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

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and is completely manageable. Learn more about diabetes to keep yourself from becoming another statistic.   November is...

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Are you on “Alert” for Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 developing type 2 diabetes.  American Diabetes Association Alert Day®is held on the fourth Tuesday in the month of March, which makes tomorrow, March 24th the special...

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Is Weight Loss Necessary for You?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 is believed that weight loss is beneficial for all obese individuals, evidence from a recent review conducted at the School of Kinesiology and Health...

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