“You have diabetes”


Where Do I Begin?
Each year, 1.9 million people hear the words, “you have diabetes.”
Beingdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes is often met with many differentemotions. Fear, denial, and confusion are just a few. It’s also metwith many questions.
Haveyou or someone you love been recently diagnosed with type 2diabetes? If so, the American Diabetes Association is here to offerhelp, hope and support through the new, Living With Type 2 Diabetes program.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming and many people don’t know where to start. That’s why Living With Type 2 Diabetes,a year-long  program offers people with diabetes an opportunity tolearn more about diabetes and how to live well with diabetes for alifetime.
Thisfree program is available in English or Spanish and enrollees canchoose to enroll into the online or mailed program. Program enrolleesreceive regular informational packets on topics like food, physicalactivity and stress and a monthly e-newsletter providing seasonal tips,new recipes and stories from others living with diabetes. Enrollees arealso invited to meet peers through the Association’s online communityas well as through local American Diabetes Association activities.
Click Here and Enroll in the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program today and let the American Diabetes Association help you get started on your journey with diabetes.

originally posted at : diabetes.org

Stop Diabetes!

One in three American adults is at risk for type 2 diabetes.
In the first week since the Join the Million Challenge began, thousands of people have become involved. Have you?
Thegoal of the challenge is to have 1 million people take the DiabetesRisk Test by April 22. There’s never been a more important time to knowyour risk for type 2 diabetes. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say:
  • One in every three Americans is at risk for type 2 diabetes; and
  • One in four people with diabetes does not know he or she has the disease.
Actnow. Early detection can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and itsdevastating complications. Together, we can Stop Diabetes once and forall.
Click on risk to take the test!  

Help Stop Diabetes!!

Want to send some flowers to your valentine. If you order with this link they will donate $20.00 of your order to the American Diabetes Association.

Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday ~ Prevent type 2 diabetes

Taking the proper steps to prevent type 2 diabetes will aid you tremendously.

I remember the day I found out I had type 2 diabetes. Some to the same tips the Dr. gave me can actually prevent you from getting type 2.

1. Get educated!! Education is priceless and empowering.

2. Eat Whole Grain: Eating whole grain is so much better for you. Cut out as much white as you can, white sugar, white flour. I use Wheat flower in most all of my cooking and baking now and my kids don’t even know the difference.

3. Use the healthy fats! Being aware of the healthy fats and the not so healthy fats can really open your eyes. Use the olive oil is such a better choice and so is canola. Don’t use the fake guacamole. Buy a avocado and make your own by smashing up the avocado and adding salsa. Try to find a natural salsa with less sugar. A avocado has the good fats in it.

4. Portion control: Use a smaller plate to eat with. Losing just 10 pounds can make a difference. it’s all about portions. Keep a weight log and if you need to lose weight do it. If you don’t stay within a 5 pound range of the weight you are at.

5. Skip the soda!! Soda is 100% sugar and just like fruit punch and fruit juices they are all just loaded with sugar. Water, water and more water. Sometimes our bodies get headaches or feel hungry more often then we should. Reach for a glass of water before popping a pill or eating food. If the feeling goes away it really was water you needed.

A lifestyle change is ongoing and really something that takes discipline. In the long run you live a healthier happier life and can avoid the complications of type 2 diabetes.

Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday!

Get Educated!!

November is National Diabetes Month! Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:
Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.
Finding out you have diabetes is scary. But don’t panic. Type 2 diabetes is serious, but people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives.
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases of gestational diabetes in the United States each year. Untreated or poorly controlled gestational diabetes can result in babies with excess insulin who become children who are at risk for obesity and adults who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Youth and type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is now being seen in our youth on a frightening level. Children and teens are not getting enough exercise and are eating too much fast food and junk food. The effects are beginning to show a shocking and unnecessary rise in Type 2 diabetes amongst them. The rise in type 2 diabetes amongst our youth is now at epidemic proportions, along with the usually accompanying obesity factor. If you do have diabetes just remember it’s never to late to work hard and get in under control though eating right and exercising.
No matter how old you are you can change! Eating right and Exercising is the key.

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