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Slow Eating

7 Tips to Slow Down While Eating

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According to the latest research from the CDC published in August 2014, "40% of Americans will develop diabetes in their life times, with minority groups being affected the most. Up to 50% of black women will develop diabetes and 50% of Hispanics, both men and women, will also have diabetes". It is stated that the risk of diabetes has escalated in the last 30 years because of the two strongest predicting risk factors - obesity and a longer life span.

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Niacin B3

Practice Discussions: Niacin in Diabetes Care

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Originally it was thought that type 2 diabetes can increase heart attacks by up to 2-3 times in men and women. The most recent research in Diabetes Care (March 2014) states that "women may be as much as 50% more at risk for fatal heart events than men, and that diabetes is more of a potential risk factor for heart events in women compared to men. Women with diabetes have more than 5 times an increased risk of a cardiac event than women without diabetes." The researchers continue to state that "current clinical guidelines may need to be revised to offer more aggressive treatment to women with diabetes."

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Mindful Eating

Tips to Make Eating More Mindful

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Each assessment done for our diabetes self management skills program requires a complete food history - including the speed of one's eating: "Do you eat quickly/fast, normal speed or slowly?" I have asked this question to approximately 2,000 patients in the last three years. Since we are preparing for program re-accreditation, I found that approximately 70% of the patients answered "Fast"! How do they decide what fast is? They usually say that they were the first person finished at the table and were already reaching for a second helping.

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Slow Aging Down

Easy Tips to Slow Aging

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I just returned from a high school reunion and I will say it has been more than 40 years since I have seen most of these people. As with the general population, there were people who gained weight, grew beards, went bald, wear glasses and developed chronic illnesses over the years including diabetes. Being a nurse/diabetes educator, I am always interested in how people age both physically and mentally. Of course, we all caught up about our careers, spouses, significant others as well as children and grandchildren. I also wanted to learn about how everyone was taking care of themselves and dealing with the aging process.

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Diabetic Foot Conditions

Common Foot Conditions & Proper Care

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According to The American Podiatric Medical Association, "more than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated yearly from diabetes complications. Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care plan can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85% and lower the risk of hospitalization for foot problems up to 24%".

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