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When Hurricane Harvey Arrived, They Kept The Diabetes Community Afloat

When Hurricane Harvey Arrived, They Kept the Diabetes Community Afloat

When Hurricane Harvey Arrived, They Kept the Diabetes Community Afloat


When Hurricane Harvey Arrived, They Kept the Diabetes Community Afloat
Jim Hirschtells the story of how Type 1 Team Texas emerged to meet the diabetes community's needs in the face of the hurricane
The rain began on Saturday. It continued on Sunday, then on Monday, and still more rain fell on Tuesday.
It was like standing in a shower, thats how hard it was raining, said Anne Imber, of Cypress, Texas, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Houston. And it did that for four days.
On Monday night, August 28, with the flood waters rising in her neighborhood, with the bayous spilling over across the city, and with the full blast of Hurricane Harvey beginning to swamp southeast Texas, Imber received a group text shes not even certain who sent it with a simple message: We need to do something.
Imber, 53, has been heavily involved in the diabetes community since her son, Tristan, was diagnosed with type 1 in 2002. She founded two different advocacy organizations that center on non-medical issues for teenagers. She runs the web sites, sponsors programs her expertise is in setting up 504 plans (which spell out the legal rights for any student with a disability) and she speaks at JDRF events, camps for diabetic children, and support groups. She even gives lectures at Texas Childrens Hospital about teens with diabetes.
Her basic point: If you have diabetes, you have to be prepared, whether youre playing sports, traveling, driving, or going to college.
She can now add one more to her list: Surviving 50 inches of rain.
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Treat Diabetes, Stomach Ulcer, and Heart Health with Sweet Potatoes

Treat Diabetes, Stomach Ulcer, and Heart Health with Sweet Potatoes


Treat Diabetes, Stomach Ulcer, and Heart Health with Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are both a tasty and a healthy food packed with nutrients. As a result, they can be beneficial for treating many health conditions. Even though most people love eating sweet potatoes, people with diabetes generally try to avoid them.
They believe that this way they wont gain any weight. In addition, they are afraid that the sweet potatoes contain harmful sugars that can affect or cause diabetes. So, they tend not to include this food in their daily meals .
But, even if sweet potato is a starchy food, it contains less sugar than a regular potato. So, only the name sets it aside. Furthermore, the glycemic index of a sweet potato can vary between 40 to 50, and it all depends on where farmers grew it.
However, the regular potato has a glycemic index that varies from 60 to up to 90. Therefore, if you want to lose weight and manage your diabetes, it is best to focus on low glycemic index foods. In fact, sweet potatoes can be perfect for soothing the stomach lining and creating a protective layer.
There are various methods and ways you can use to cook sweet potatoes. Also, you can bake them, boil, cook or even use them in soups. Since these potatoes contain a soothing effect that can be very beneficial for the intestines and the stomach, they can help treat stomach ulcers.
Furthermore, they contain enough potassium, vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, and beta-carotene necessary for keeping the stomach healthy. Moreover, sweet potatoes contain roughage which can help prevent constipation and resu Continue reading

American Diabetes Associations Twitter fiasco: Does it matter to patients?

American Diabetes Associations Twitter fiasco: Does it matter to patients?


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Michael Joyce produces multimedia at HealthNewsReview.org and tweets as @mlmjoyce
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) sparked a social media uproar at its annual conference in San Diego earlier this month when it restricted participants from posting photographs of slide presentations on Twitter:
ADA Twitter response to an attendee who posted a photograph from a slide presentation.
The response by conference attendees especially those quite active on social media was brisk, passionate, and hinted at Orwellian censorship. Medscape, who broke the story on the second day of the meeting, mostly focused on the response by physicians.
It would be fair to point out theres some selection bias at play here; after all, the survey was done via social media, and completed by people who use social media. Many like Kevin Campbell MD, a cardiologist in North Carolina with a substantial Twitter following felt the ban was ill-advised for these reasons:
many who cant attend the meeting rely on social media to follow new findings in real time
most other major medical associations actively encourage live tweeting during their meetings
online engagement facilitates dialogue from a variety of perspectives from around the world
Whether these rationale hold water or not will likely be debated frequently in the coming years, as more people attending medical conferences turn to social media.
But these arguments center on health care providers.
What about patients? Could such a ban affect the roughly 1 out of 10 Am Continue reading

Effect of eating vegetables before carbohydrates on glucose excursions in patients with type 2 diabetes

Effect of eating vegetables before carbohydrates on glucose excursions in patients with type 2 diabetes

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The aim of this review was to evaluate whether eating vegetables before carbohydrates could reduce the postprandial glucose, insulin, and improve long-term glycemic control in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. We studied the effect of eating vegetables before carbohydrates on postprandial plasma glucose, insulin, and glycemic control for 2.5 y in patients with type 2 diabetes. The postprandial glucose and insulin levels decreased significantly when the patients ate vegetables before carbohydrates compared to the reverse regimen, and the improvement of glycemic control was observed for 2.5 y. We also compared the postprandial glucose and glucose fluctuations assessed by continuous glucose monitoring system for 72-h in patients with type 2 diabetes and subjects with normal glucose tolerance when subjects ate vegetables before carbohydrates and carbohydrates before vegetables in a randomized crossover design. The glycemic excursions and incremental glucose peak were significantly lower when the subjects ate vegetables before carbohydrates compared to the reverse regimen. This evidence supports the effectiveness of eating vegetables before carbohydrates on glucose excursions in the short-term and glycemic control in the long-term in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Keywords: type 2 diabetes, diet, eating order, postprandial glucose, glucose excursion
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Introduction
A significant number of patients with diabetes remain poorly controlled, mainly as a result of poor diet compliance.(1–3) The important choices that affect blood glucose control in people with diabe Continue reading

Diabetes People : Brown Rice vs White Rice Consuming Tips | Truweight

Diabetes People : Brown Rice vs White Rice Consuming Tips | Truweight


By Shobha Shastry, Post updated on 2017/11/09 at 3:45 PM
Suhasini Mudraganam is a leading food scientist who was instrumental in designing the Truweight Food plan. She has done her MS in Nutrition from University of Missouri, USA and has over 14 years of global experience
Rice is the staple grain for most Indians. In many parts of the country, eating food is synonymous with eating rice. But the big question is, can people with diabetes consume rice?
The Diabesity (diabetes and obesity) epidemic
The epidemic of diabesity (diabetes and obesity) has risen rapidly; over 60 million people reportedly suffer from diabetes and the prevalence numbers of obesity and overweight is growing too. It is a belief that rice could make them fat and eating rice can lead to diabetes or high blood sugar levels.
So in light of this current diabesity epidemic, should one banish rice from the diet?
The answer is simple, eat rice which is unpolished or minimally polished. The whole grain brown rice is a nutritious grain but the processing lowers its nutritive value and makes it undesirable for health conditions like diabetes.
Processing Difference in Unpolished and Polished rice
Different stages of rice polishing: Brown rice to polished white one
Unpolished brown rice is the whole grain of rice with just the outer cover, the hull or the husk removed. Brown rice has three layers the outer bran, germ layer and the endosperm.Traditionally rice was either hand pound or parboiled. These minimal processing techniques retained most of the nutrients.
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