Archive for the ‘Diabetes’ Category

Our New Focus…

Moving forward, we will try to find, or create, free versions of fee-based resources (such as brochures, tools, and books) for dietitians – to help them out.   We will provide links to both versions in case either can be helpful.

We hope this research is helpful and best wishes for your success.

Sincerely,

John and Celeste Hudson

(authors of this blog and CelesteHealthyLiving.com)

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BROCHURE: Recipes to Help Your Clients with Diabetes

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Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2000 (per 1000 inhabitants). Orange=highest. Gray=lowest

BROCHURE: Five tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for people with diabetes. Nutrition facts are provided for each dish to help you keep track of what you are eating. The link below will give you the online version of the brochure…or also on that page, towards the right side…click “Full Color PDF“.

Click here: Diabetes (5 Recipes).

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Unrelated To lighten things up…

What is diabetes? What causes diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth. Most of what we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood – it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies.

When our food is digested the glucose makes its way into our bloodstream. Our cells use the glucose for energy and growth. However, glucose cannot enter our cells without insulin being present – insulin makes it possible for our cells to take in the glucose.

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. After eating, the pancreas automatically releases an adequate quantity of insulin to move the glucose present in our blood into the cells, and lowers the blood sugar level.

A person with diabetes has a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood is too elevated (hyperglycemia). This is because the body either does not produce enough insulin, produces no insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces. This results in too much glucose building up in the blood. This excess blood glucose eventually passes out of the body in urine. So, even though the blood has plenty of glucose, the cells are not getting it for their essential energy and growth requirements…. More

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Misc Tip…

The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true.  Apples are high in nutrients that deter inflammation.  The best varieties are:  Red Delicious, Cortland, and Northern Spy.

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Type 2 Diabetes Slideshow: Learn the Warning Signs

This helps you learn the warning signs:  Type 2 Diabetes Slideshow

via Type 2 Diabetes Pictures Slideshow: Learn the Warning Signs
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