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Monday, November 20, 2017
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Each year, the National Institutes of Health find that more and more Americans are being diagnosed with a form of diabetes. Currently, more than 100 million people in the United States live with the disease, yet only 11.6 percent knew they were living as a pre-diabetic. The latest figures show that 86.1 million Americans are pre-diabetic, whether they know about it or not. “Diabetes is unique in that it’s one of the few diseases that someone can be ‘pre-diagnosed’ but then prevent by making lifestyle ch...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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School is back in session, signaling a return to the cafeteria line or packing of a sack lunch. With designated lunch periods, nutrition and dietitian experts at McLaren Macomb note it’s important to ensure students get everything they need at lunch to last them the rest of the school day (and through any after-school activities). “A lunch should contain at least one fruit and vegetable,” said Allison Taormina, RD, a clinical dietitian with McLaren Macomb. “I would suggest parents focus on the ‘rainbow’...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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When William wife Anita called, he knew what it was all about. 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 Anita called I wasn’t very surprised,” William said. “But I still had to wrap my mind around it for about a month. It was a wake-up call.” Like many, William had been living somewhat of a sedentary lifestyle and letting his d...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
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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 21, 2016
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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
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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
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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...