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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Allison Taormina, RD, a clinical dietitian with McLaren Macomb, follows up with William and Anita, discussing their impressive progress in maintaining William's recent diabetes diagnosis When William wife Anita called, he knew what it was all about. Anita and William before the diagnosis Dr. Tammy West, William’s family physician, phoned with the results of his recent blood work. And the diagnosis didn’t come as a shock to him. He has type 2 diabetes. “It runs in the family. My father was type 2 so when...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thank you for joining McLaren Macomb’s department of nutrition and diabetes education in bringing awareness to the disease during November and American Diabetes Month. Continue to help them bring awareness to and prevent diabetes in adults all year long. Almost 30 million people in the United States are diabetic, representing about 9.3 percent of the population. With 8.1 million undiagnosed and 79 million diagnosed as pre-diabetic, the number of diabetic Americans is certainly poised to grow. Every litt...
Monday, November 28, 2016
Join McLaren Macomb’s department of nutrition and diabetes education in bringing awareness to the disease during November and American Diabetes Month. There’s an app for that! With a diabetes diagnosis comes the need to track everything from food intake to blood-sugar levels. It can all be very confusing, but technology is there to help diabetics along the way. Here are some of those helpful apps: Glucose Buddy You can record your blood glucose and view graphs showing the results. It also provides oppor...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Looking for a light and refreshing starter for Thanksgiving, this recipe packs a nutritious punch by combining antioxidants, heart healthy unsaturated fats and fiber-rich apples to benefit both you and your heart. Prep time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 apples, unpeeled, sliced 3 Tbsp lemon juice 12 oz. Spring mix lettuce 3/4 cup dried cranberries 5 Tbsp Chopped walnuts 6 Tbsp Fat-free raspberry vinaigrette Preparation: 1 – Sprinkle lemon juice on the apples to prevent oxidation. Mix ...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Join McLaren Macomb’s department of nutrition and diabetic education in bringing awareness to the disease during November and American Diabetes Month. While the most recognized and widely-known symptom of diabetes remains the body’s inability to produce an adequate amount of insulin to properly regulate the levels of sugar in the blood, there are a number of symptoms associated with a diabetes diagnosis that go unnoticed. “While unbalanced sugar levels remain the most critical symptoms associated with t...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Join McLaren Macomb’s department of nutrition and diabetes education in bringing awareness to the disease during November and American Diabetes Month. Halloween marks the kickoff to the holiday eating season. In less than a month, Thanksgiving will be upon us, which launches the holiday party circuit that will last the rest of the year, leading to guilt for some and increased gym-time to lose that added weight for others in the New Year. Instead of taking the reactive approach of a New Year’s weight los...
Friday, October 28, 2016
Join McLaren Macomb’s department of nutrition and diabetes education in bringing awareness to the disease during November and American Diabetes Month. With 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes (with an estimates 8.1 million unaware they have the disease), countless more are at risk of developing it. However, lifestyle changes can reduce your risk. Take the risk test (from the American Diabetes Association) to know just how at-risk you may be. Tally your points. _____ How old are...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars. All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required and can be made online at mclarenmacomb.eventbrite.com or by calling (586) 239-0402 . Refreshments and well-lit parking provided. When hosted at McLaren Macomb, please park in the East Lot and enter through the Outpatient Entrance. Classrooms and the Medical Auditorium are on the Lower Level of the East Tower. November 3 Implantable C...