The Scoop On Raw Diets For Pets | ADW Diabetes

The Scoop on Raw Diets for Pets | ADW Diabetes

The Scoop on Raw Diets for Pets | ADW Diabetes

I often get questions about raw diets both in my general practice and from my ADW readers. I received another email today about raw diet for a diabetic pet and figured its time I write a newsletter on the subject.
Raw diets is just that: uncooked. There are numerous brands of commercial raw diets.
In general Im not a fan of raw diets. In my own veterinary practice, Ive seen pet owners feeding their pets raw and more often than not, they present with increased frequency of diarrhea. Two years ago I employed a veterinarian at my hospital who fed her own pets raw diet. I didnt wish to tell her how to practice at my hospital where Im the boss, but I look back and wish I had. Instead, I requested that if the topic came up to inform our clients that I was opposed to raw and to, at the very least, avoid raw poultry due to the higher risk of bacterial contamination with salmonella. Suddenly, it seemed I had a dozen or so of my own patients eating raw diet. Some pets will do fine (meaning they dont have diarrhea) and yet, I think it was more than a coincidence that several of these pets had increased incidence of diarrhea on raw. It was just as most veterinary nutritionists claim and why I avoid suggesting raw diets.
I do agree that many of the good nutrients and antioxidants in food are diminished by the high temperatures that are used to cook commercial diets. Im all for folks who wish to make homemade diets for their pets. Thats true love and dedication as a pet owner. I just want the meat to be cooked. And if a person opts to make home cooked meals, the pet should be on a m Continue reading

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Cooking Methods for Healthy Eating

Cooking Methods for Healthy Eating

Managing diabetes doesnt mean you need to sacrifice enjoying foods you crave. Diabetes Self-Management offers over 900 diabetes friendly recipes to choose from including desserts, low-carb pasta dishes, savory main meals, grilled options and more.
When it comes to health, its not just what you eat, but the cooking methods that are used. Foods can have drastically different effects depending on how much heat is used in the cooking process.
Sweet potatoes are a classic example. Boiled sweet potatoes have a glycemic index (GI) of about 46. GI is a measure of the extent to which foods raise blood sugar levels.
The higher the GI, the faster and higher your blood sugar goes up after a meal, and the harder it will crash. Its very difficult to match a high-GI food with your medications or to walk off the spike in blood sugar, so you want lower-GI foods. At 46, boiled sweet potatoes are considered low GI.
But baked sweet potatoes have a GI of 94. Baking has effectively turned them into candy. When foods are subjected to the high heat of baking or frying, the starches break down into sugars, instead of remaining in a more complex form that takes longer to digest.
White potatoes are the same way. Boiled, their GI runs about 50. Baked, theyre around 85. You see similar variations with squash and other starchy vegetables.
GI isnt the whole story, of course. Maybe more important is the glycemic load (GL), which takes the total amount of glucose you will get from a food into account. Starchy vegetables are high in carbohydrate, no matter how you cook them. But by breaking them dow Continue reading

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Diabetes frightens us. Not just because its a disease that has fatality rates higher than cancer but also because we have a sweet tooth, and cannot live without sweets. Well, before this, little did we know that diabetes doesnt always mean that you have to abandon the sweet-ship altogether. Healthy eating is everything. Now lets get to the facts.
However, people who have close relatives with the disease are somewhat more likely to develop it. Other risk factors include obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity. The risk of developing diabetes also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, although the incidence of type 2 diabetes in adolescents is growing. Also, people who develop diabetes while pregnant (a condition called gestational diabetes) are more likely to develop full-blown diabetes later in life.
2. It doesnt mean because your skinny or lean, you cant have diabetes.
You might imagine the typical type 2 patient to be heavy and inactiveand think youre in the clear if you dont fit that description. But more and more, the condition is becoming a problem for the young and thin, too. About 15 percent of people with type 2 diabetes arent overweightbut that doesnt mean that theyre healthy. The culprit is what has become known as skinny-fat. You might look healthy on the outside, but any number of unhealthy habits will have your insides behaving as if you are obeseputting you at risk of developing diabetes.
3. There are two major types of diabetes.
In type 1 (formerly call Continue reading

Entertainment mogul Damon Dashs new Dash Diabetes Network is all about healthy living

Entertainment mogul Damon Dashs new Dash Diabetes Network is all about healthy living

Entertainment and media veteran Damon Dash is now in the business of advocating for others to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and a better quality of life.
The star was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old. Shortly afterward, he lost his mother to asthma. Thats his motivation for his new venture: the Dash Diabetes Network .
Diabetes appears in two forms, each of which affects the bodys ability to maintain insulin levels. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to create insulin at all, while Type 2 happens when the body struggles to control glucose levels.
According to the American Diabetes Association (the focus of a sharp Netflix documentary What the Health, named for the groups failure to provide proper dietary information by diabetes risk factors rather than the general population), African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. With 13.2 percent of all African-Americans age 20 or older diagnosed with diabetes, black people are 1.7 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. The website also notes that African-Americans are significantly more likely to suffer complications common to diabetes, such as blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
That being said, millions of diabetic Americans live healthy and uninhibited lives maintaining their diabetes, and the 40-year-old credits What the Health for prompting him to make some serious dietary changes.
If the multilayered Dash had a traditional resume, it would list a wide variety of accomplishments. Music and entertainment executive check. Talent discover Continue reading

How to Survive Halloween When You Have Diabetes

How to Survive Halloween When You Have Diabetes

How to Survive Halloween When You Have Diabetes
Expert tips for helping your T1D child have fun on a day devoted to candy!
Written by Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN
It's hard to believe that Halloween is a week away. No doubt you noticed the stockpile of holiday candies lining store shelves starting early last month. Perhaps these goodies have even begun to make their way into your workplace and home. When you have to monitor your carbohydrate intake to manage healthy blood sugar levels, it can seem like Halloween time is a surefire ways to derail your efforts.
Monster Mouths: Apple slices, plus peanut or almond butter and a handful of yogurt covered raisins. Or use slivered almonds instead of raisins to lower the glycemic load.
But dont stress. With a few easy tricks you will see more of a treat on the screen of your glucose monitor rather than a scary number. Here's how:
#1. Keep Halloween candy under wraps as much as possible.
Do you remember when you were a child what would happen when you saw a bowl of candy somewhere? You most likely wanted a piece (or two, or three!). Well, this doesn't change just because you are an adult. When you see a bowl of candy that you like within arms reach, chances are you're going to want to dig in.
Even if you resist the urge to indulge, the more often you see the candy, the more likely you will be to eventually break down and eat some. This is especially true if you see the candy during times of high stress, such as a bowl of candy on your desk at work. If coworkers, roommates, or spouses insist on keeping Halloween-themed Continue reading

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