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• Lose weight if you are overweight. Type II diabetes that arises with obesity is also likely to go away... if the obesity does too. Even limited weight loss can lead to better blood glucose control. • Participate in regular physical activity. Regular physical activity improves fitness and quality...
 
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Because of elevated blood glucose and high rates of overweight and obesity, it may not be surprising that people with diabetes are at increased risk of developing cancer. What might be surprising is just how great the risk is. Here are some facts that I’ve taken from the American Institute for Cancer...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has issued new dietary guidelines in which all carbohydrates are treated alike, be they from whole wheat pasta, lentil soup, cookies or candy. The new guidelines published in the January Diabetes Care Journal do emphasize that more nutritious sources of carbohydrates should be emphasized. According to the new guidelines, an ... Sugar and Diabetes
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Two thirds of patients with diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM), or adult onset diabetes, will die of cardiovascular disease. Much of the increased risk from cardiovascular disease in Type 2 DM results from insulin resistance. People who have insulin resistance, even though their blood sugar levels remain in the normal range, are still at much ... Insulin Resistance Facts
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Most people with type 2 diabetes would better their health if they lost weight. Losing even modest amounts of body fat often improves insulin sensitivity, which reduces or eliminates the need for medications to lower blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance puts those with type 2 diabetes at much higher...