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Resources For Aanhpis

Resources For Aanhpis

Control Your Portions (Korean) provides unique way to remembering food portions. Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs Tip Sheet is available in 15 different languages. Order or download from NDEP to learn how to prevent diabetes. 4 Steps to Managing your Diabetes For Life is available in 15 different languages.Order or download from NDEPto learn more about how to live with diabetes. Association of Asian and Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) The BALANCE Program (Building Awareness Locally and Nationally through Community Empowerment) provides technical assistance to increase awareness of diabetes in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian Americans Diabetes Initiative Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative Web site offers interactive tools dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and management for Asian Americans. The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Asian Indian Guide to Health, Nutrition and Diabetes provides nutrition information for Asian Indians, compiled by dietitians Seattle and King County REACH Coalition Diabetes Meal Planning and Healthy Recipes provides tools available in Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Somali, Tagalog and Vietnamese. SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages) offersdetailed health information in Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese. The National Library of Medicine has more information about diabetes, health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States. Continue reading >>

Cdapp Sweet Success > Resources > Free Patient Education Material

Cdapp Sweet Success > Resources > Free Patient Education Material

Eating Well to Keep Your Blood Sugar Normal - This pamphlet encourages eating meals low in sugar/carbohydrates and at regular times. It includes cooking tips and examples of high fiber foods. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". Eating Well to Keep Your Blood Sugar Normal/Comiendo Bien Para Mantener Normal el Azcar en la Sangre - Spanish/English Food Guide - This brochure presents a colorful pictorial of the different food groups with a place for writing a personalized meal plan. Drawings of culturally appropriate food items are labeled along with portion sizes. Food groups are color coded for easy reference. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C and A are coded for easy reference. A table of foods which raise blood sugar and should be avoided is also provided Print in portrait orientation, front to back. Food Guide - Vietnamese (Color) **The Vietnamese Food Guide was last updated on 3/05 My Meal Plan - This useful tool assists in providing personalized meal plans for your patient. The chart allows individualized meal and snack examples to be listed in the correct portions for each food group. This is an excellent tool for a wide range of literacy skills. This chart is available in English and Spanish. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". My Meal Plan/Mi Plan de Comidas - Spanish Postpartum Nutrition (My Baby has Been Born...) - This easy to read brochure helps a woman maintain a healthy life style after delivery. Includes information on steps to take to maintain a healthy weight, eating less fat, and how to read a label. Print in landscape orientation, front to back, clip on the "short edge". Post Partum Nutrition/My Baby Has Been Born What do I Eat Now?/ Mi Beb ha nacido, Wue Hago hora Para Pre Continue reading >>

28 Popular Restaurant Dishes That Are Great For Diabetics

28 Popular Restaurant Dishes That Are Great For Diabetics

Dining out with diabetes Contrary to popular belief, a diabetes diagnosis doesn't mean you have to spend your days eating flavorless fare. It's completely possible to enjoy delicious food—even at a restaurant, as long as you know exactly what to order, how it's prepared, and what an appropriately sized portion looks like. Since not everyone with diabetes has the same meal plan or health goals, we set out to create the most comprehensive list of diabetes-friendly restaurant dishes, whether you're cutting calories or keeping salt, carbs, or fats to a minimum. Read on for nutritionist-approved orders from Chinese and Italian restaurants, delis, smoothie shops, and other popular eateries. Plus, don't forget to be on the lookout for these menu words to avoid. At American restaurants: Turkey burger with steamed broccoli When you're dining at your local sports bar or diner, Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, says that a turkey burger is the way to go. "Remove the top bun, which doesn't typically contain much fiber and swap fries for a green veggie. This will add fiber to your meal and help slow blood sugar spikes and promote satiety," she explains. Here's how to get more fiber in your diet. At American restaurants: Beef burger with a salad If you prefer a beef burger, Smith suggests pairing one with a salad (sorry, no fries) and a vinegar-based dressing on the side. Ditch the top bun to keep empty carbs off your plate and say "no thanks" to cheese to keep excess salt and fat to a minimum. At American restaurants: Filet mignon Feeling fancy? Order a filet with a sweet potato and side of non-starchy vegetables such as spinach or broccoli, suggests Miriam Jacobson, RD, CDN. "Sometimes a steak can be the healthiest item on the menu. Just beware of portion sizes. It should be the size of Continue reading >>

Diabetes Is The Price Vietnam Pays For Progress

Diabetes Is The Price Vietnam Pays For Progress

Asia Pacific |Diabetes Is the Price Vietnam Pays for Progress Phu Thi Hong Thuy, a 48-year-old diabetic, had to have her leg amputated after she cut herself on a closet at home. Sometimes I feel my leg itching but when I look, its not there, she said. Credit Justin Mott for the International Herald Tribune HO CHI MINH CITY He survived the deprivation of the Vietnamese countryside and decades of war, but Pham Van Dang, 70, lay dazed in his hospital bed, the stump of his freshly amputated leg sewn up like the seams of a leather bag. Mr. Dang and many younger patients in the diabetes ward here at Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital are casualties of rising affluence, his doctor says. I see more and more patients with diabetes, said Dr. Tran Quang Khanh, who is chief of the endocrinology department, whose ward receives 20 new patients a day. The precise reasons for a spike in diabetes cases are hard to pin down people are living longer, for one but doctors in Vietnam say the prime culprits are Westernization and urbanization. Now we have KFC and many fast-food restaurants, Dr. Khanh said. In a country where limbs were once shattered by ordnance and land mines, hospitals in Vietnam are treating an alarming caseload of diabetes foot, an infection that often begins as a minor scrape but then develops into a gangrenous wound because the disease desensitizes patients and compromises the healing process. In the most severe cases, legs are amputated. If the limb can be spared, doctors perform a debridement, a grisly operation that seems more fitting for the trenches of Verdun than for a dynamic, modern metropolis like Ho Chi Minh City. The procedure involves cutting away rotting flesh and is performed several times a day at Nguyen Tri Phuong and four other hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City th Continue reading >>

The Diabetic Diet

The Diabetic Diet

If you’re a person with diabetes, you may juggle a lot of concerns. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of the balancing act. Unmanaged diabetes can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Diabetic patients are also at risk for blindness, amputation and kidney failure. Find out more about why treating diabetes matters. “It’s critical that people with diabetes pay attention to their heart health,” said registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “They should combine a healthy complex carbohydrate with some protein and a little bit of healthy fat for meals and snacks. They should also avoid trans fats and limit saturated fats.” Know your fats. Shop smart When grocery shopping, plan ahead for the week and always bring a list — and a full stomach. “Stay on the perimeter of the store, and stock up on seasonal produce that’s on sale,” McManus said. “Not everything has to be fresh. Plain, frozen vegetables and fruits can be easy and convenient substitutes.” Look for whole-grain, high-fiber foods and limit your time on the aisles where there are boxed foods that may not be healthy. Take a close look at serving size and salt and sugar content. “We all need to be sensitive to the added sodium and added sugar in packaged, processed, take-out foods and the Salty Six,” McManus said. Avoid products with too much sugar and look for its other names in the ingredient list such as sucrose, honey and high fructose corn syrup. Be wary of buy-one get-one free deals, because if they’re not healthy, you’re getting more than you bargained for. Balance your plate Ready for dinner? Your best bet is to start with a small plate. Fill half of it with vegetables such as roasted squash, grilled asparagu Continue reading >>

Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook ( 4684-01)

Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook ( 4684-01)

In Stock, Usually leaves the warehouse in 2 business days "Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook...should have broad appeal." The Washington Post The Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook is the first book that takes the elegant, easy to prepare, and naturally healthy recipes and meals of Asian cuisine and crafts them specifically for people with diabetes. Featuring more than 110 simple comfort foods from all over Asia, the Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook focuses on healthy cooking techniquessuch as steaming, stir-frying, braising, and grillingfrom which you can create a myriad of delicious, balanced dishes that bring together body, mind, and spirit. Corinne Trang is the award-winning author of several books, including: Noodles Every Day, Curry Cuisine, The Asian Grill, A Food Lovers Companion: Vietnamese, Essentials of Asian Cuisine, and Authentic Vietnamese Cooking. Dubbed the "Julia Child of Asian Cuisine" by the Washington Post, she has been a guest on numerous shows, including NBCs Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, CBS News, ABC News, Fox News, and Bloomberg Radio. Her articles have appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Relish, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Gourmet, Islands, and Bon Appetit. Continue reading >>

Disease Education

Disease Education

Our library of highly-acclaimed learning materials demonstrates Novo Nordisk's ongoing commitment to help you educate and support your patients with diabetes. Download and share any item instantly, or place a complimentary order and have select print materials shipped directly to your office. A 3-month diary allows people with diabetes to easily record: blood sugar results before and after each meal and before bedtime; diabetes medicines, carbohydrate intake, activity, and ketone test results (if applicable). Literature is sent in a quantity of 10 per pack. This fact sheet provides an insulin and type 2 diabetes overview for patients. It outlines types of insulin used to manage diabetes and explains to patients how they can work with their health care professional to come up with an insulin plan that works best for them. This booklet provides an overview of the treatment options available for people who have diabetes, and stresses the importance of working with the health care professional and diabetes care team to find the right medicine. Literature is sent in a quantity of 10 per pack. This fact sheet outlines how a patient can work with their health care professional and diabetes care team to monitor blood sugar. It explains the importance of keeping a blood sugar diary, setting goals, and monitoring A1C levels to better control diabetes. This booklet describes the role of the care partner in caring for someone with diabetes, discusses basic facts about the disease so that the care partner can take a more active role on the diabetes care team, and explains how care partners can take care of themselves. A 3-month diary allows people with diabetes to easily record: blood sugar results before and after each meal and before bedtime; diabetes medicines, carbohydrate inta Continue reading >>

Food For Thought - Diabetes Self-management

Food For Thought - Diabetes Self-management

My husband and I were having dinner out in Indianapolis one day last week, when one of those "small world" things occurred: A former colleague of his from more than 20 years ago and another state, yet spied us. He and his wife came over to our table and we began catching up with each others lives. The food came and the colleagues wife stared at me as I began eating a Vietnamese summer roll. "I cant eat those," she murmured. "Im a diabetic." Yeah? I have diabetes, too, I responded. Why cant you eat them? Its basically salad in a rice-paper wrap. There probably wasnt as much carbohydrate in the entire order as there is in a slice of bread. All I could get out of her was that her doctor is a stickler on her having good numbers and yells at her if theyre not perfect. I think that more doctors need to have diabetes and try to maintain perfect numbers all of the time. Barring that, if they cant at least understand that we are mere humans and can only do the best we can, they need to be fired. There are so many things that can affect blood glucose. Many people believe its only food that makes blood glucose rise, but stress, physical activity, hormonal changes, and more also have an effect and not always the one you expect. Right now, my podiatrist is convinced my blood glucose should be elevated because of my torn Achilles tendon. Instead, even I am surprised that its running on the low side. Maybe my body has decided to stress down this time around. Maybe my hormones are squirrelly. Maybe its because the sun is about to reach the same position in the heavens that it was in on the day of Creation. And isnt there a full moon this week? It will be interesting to see what happens after my surgery tomorrow to repair my torn Achilles tendon. Especially since I then immediately go Continue reading >>

Managing Diabetes With Diet And Exercise

Managing Diabetes With Diet And Exercise

You and your dietitian can create a meal plan that fits your lifestyle, budget, food preferences and eating habits. A good diabetes management plan will always include careful meal planning. Eating right will help to control blood sugar and cut the risk of developing diabetes complications. Exercise has a number of benefits - both for you and your overall health. You'll not only control your weight and lower your blood sugar level, but you'll also feel better about yourself. Learn about diabetes meal planning. Learn about different exercise plans for people with diabetes. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Meal Planning

Diabetes Meal Planning

Tweet Management of your blood sugar (glucose) is essential to avoid further complications such as blindness, amputations and kidney disease. Whilst diabetes often requires medication for control, it's important to remember that proper nutrition through meal planning is equally critical in diabetes care. Nutritional management, in the form of a meal plan designed especially for you, will help you to maintain blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible, and maintain or lose weight. You may feel apprehensive about meal planning, particularly if you’ve struggled with dieting in the past. It can be difficult knowing where to start, and for this reason, putting together a meal plan that fits your lifestyle with the help of a dietitian comes recommended. The following table illustrates this: General Dietary Guidelines General Dietary Guidelines Summary of General Guidelines for Diabetics Eat a variety of foods. Eat a variety of foods Balance the food you eat with physical activity-maintain or improve your weight. Balance the foods you eat with your insulin, oral medication and your physical activity. Maintain or improve your weight. Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits. For added fibre include whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. The amount of calories from fat should be no higher than 30%, of which no higher than 10% should be from saturated fat. Choose a diet moderate in sugars. Avoid foods containing significant amounts of sugar. Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium. A moderate sodium restriction is recommended. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation and see a dietician about fitting it into yo Continue reading >>

Discover Vietnamese Cuisine

Discover Vietnamese Cuisine

Nestled in steamy Southeast Asia, the tiny country of Vietnam -- 1,000 miles long but just 35 miles wide -- is steeped in a culinary tradition all its own. And Vietnamese food is fast becoming one of the hottest ways to jazz up America's calorie-conscious dinner table. "It is a naturally healthful cuisine, but also one where each dish is an explosion of flavors -- so you come away feeling as if you have eaten something truly spectacular, but you haven't consumed a lot of calories," says Mai Pham, chef and owner of Lemongrass Restaurant in Sacramento, Calif., and author of The Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table. Vietnam is bordered by China on the north, and Laos and Cambodia on the west. Its southernmost tip dips into the Gulf of Thailand, while its eastern shores border the South China Sea. As a result, the country has become a kind of catchall for the best of various types of Southeast Asian cooking. The end result is a style that is unique. "Vietnam food borrows a little from each culture, but puts it together in a way that is uniquely its own," says Nancie McDermott, author of Quick and Easy Vietnamese. "It's a very individualized kind of cuisine where a lot of the dishes are blended at the table, so the exact combination of what is eaten is often left to the individual diner." While Asian cooking generally uses lots of flavorful herbs and spices, in Vietnam there are fewer choices, but bigger flavors. The reason? Herbs are not just used to enhance the foods; they are part of the meal itself. "The traditional Vietnam dinner table always contains a salad bowl into which we place several very flavorful herbs such as mint, Vietnam coriander ( rau rum), red perilla, and green perilla [like lemon balm]," says Tham. And that doesn't mean just a dash of this and a sprinkle Continue reading >>

Expert Advocates Nutritional Strategy In Diabetes Management - Society - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Vietnam News

Expert Advocates Nutritional Strategy In Diabetes Management - Society - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Vietnam News

Expert advocates nutritional strategy in diabetes management Dr. Osama Hamdy, a leading expert in diabetes and obesity, has recommended that people with diabetes should have a nutrition plan that can be customized to fit their culture and lifestyle, as that could significantly improve their health. He made the recommendation at the symposium "Update on the latest clinical studies and practices in nutritional strategy for diabetes management, hosted by Abbott in cooperation with the Viet Nam Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology on July 9. Vit Nam News interviewed Dr. Osama Hamdy to explore this further. Can you share what the key challenges for people with diabetes are? Its crucial for people with diabetes to strictly follow three factors: a balanced nutrition, medication and exercise regime. The common challenge is about adjusting the daily eating habit to control blood glucose levels while maintaining sufficient protein. Many people with type 2 diabetes find themselves struggling with their daily diet to have adequate nutrition and stable blood sugar levels. For them, a strict eating plan with low calories to keep a stable blood sugar level may make them often feel hungry, craving for food and lack of energy for daily activities. Hence, besides medical treatment, diabetes nutrition therapy plays an important role in diabetes management and care. This can help to provide sufficient nutrients for people with type 2 diabetes while stabilising their blood sugar and minimising sugar spikes after consuming food. How can the results of the latest international studies and practices you have shared in the symposium help healthcare professionals in Viet Nam in diabetes management? In this symposium, I have shared with healthcare professionals in Viet Nam the latest clinic Continue reading >>

Wpro | The Growing Burden Of Diabetes In Viet Nam

Wpro | The Growing Burden Of Diabetes In Viet Nam

The growing burden of diabetes in Viet Nam HANOI, 7 April 2016 - The World Health Organisation is celebrating World Health Day on 7 April 2016, with the theme Together on the frontlines against diabetes to highlight the need for multistakeholder action to halt the rise of diabetes worldwide. Diabetes is now a global epidemic with a serious impact on the quality of life of individuals and families. It is a chronic disease that requires life-long treatment and thus leads to high economic burden to people and society. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. There are 2 main forms of the diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin by itself.. Type 2 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, is usually seen in adults and occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't make enough of it. Diabetes can result in severe complications such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage in the feet that can lead to limb amputations. Early detection is very important for the prevention and control of diabetes. It can be accomplished through relatively inexpensive blood testing. Treatment of diabetes involves lowering blood glucose and the levels of other known risk factors that damage blood vessels. Tobacco use cessation is also important to avoid complications. People with diabetes need to strictly comply with their treatment plan, which includes living a healthy lifestyle and taking their medication exactly as prescribed by their doctor. In additio Continue reading >>

Diabetes Meal Planning And Nutrition For Dummies

Diabetes Meal Planning And Nutrition For Dummies

You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and its crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or dont fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself. To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand. Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice. Tob Continue reading >>

Vietnamese Beef & Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Beef & Vegetable Spring Rolls

Whisk dipping sauce ingredients in small microwave-safe bowl until blended. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 40 seconds or until warm; do not boil. Set aside to cool. Toss carrots and jicama with 2 tablespoons of the dipping sauce in small bowl. Set aside. Toss cilantro, basil and mint in small bowl to combine. Set aside. Fill large bowl with warm water. Dip 1 rice paper wrapper into water for a few seconds or just until moistened. Rice paper will still be firm but will continue to soften during assembly. Place on work surface. Place 1 lettuce leaf at bottom of wrapper, leaving 1-inch border on right and left sides. Top with 2 slices roast beef, 2 tablespoons carrot mixture and 1/8 of herb mixture (about 1/4 cup). Fold right and left sides of wrapper over filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and roll up tightly. Place seam-side down on serving platter. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling ingredients. Cover rolls with damp paper towel during assembly to prevent from drying out. Cut each spring roll diagonally in half. Serve with dipping sauce. Continue reading >>

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