Posts Tagged "diabetes"

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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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 adults) are pre-diabetic!  Diabetes  Alert Day is an opportunity to identify those individuals who are pre-diabetic, as well as those who have diabetes and are undiagnosed. Test takers are asked...

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The Effects of Lifting Weights on Your Blood Sugar

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 6 comments

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 recently been raised is which type of exercise is best for a person with diabetes for optimal blood glucose control? Research published in the...

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Take Action: American Diabetes Month

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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 currently living with diabetes, and another 79 million people have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of...

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World Diabetes Day

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

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, discovered insulin, a life-saving treatment for individuals suffering from diabetes. The purpose of World Diabetes Day is to raise global awareness about this disease....

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