Diabetes

Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35
What would you do with an extra five years? Screening for diabetes now is recommended at 35 so you can use those five years to adopt a healthier diet, exercise more frequently and lose weight if you are at risk. Kimberly Dodds-Thompson, CDCES, RD LD, explains the details and who is at the most risk.
Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month By Improving Your Nutrition
  • Eat more leafy greens like romaine, kale, spinach, collards and chard
  • Choose lean proteins like fish, chicken and pork
  • Fill up with fiber (fiber can be found in delicious foods – did you know raspberries are one of the highest fiber fruits around?)
  • Try to drink eight 8oz glasses of water every day and avoid sodas and sugary juices
  • Experiment with lower carb grains that also contain fiber and protein such as quinoa
  • Indulge in health fats like nuts, seeds, avocados, dark chocolate and fatty fish
  • Cut back on salt and salty foods
  • Pay attention to portion sizes
  • Try to fill half your plate with non-starchy veggies
  • Don’t bring home what you can’t control!
  • Reduce your overall intake of sugar and carbs
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