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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #1111-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
November 01, 2011
Welcome to this month's issue on eating well at work and struggling to deal with diabetes. As you read this monthís Diabetes Positive Approach, we urge you to have a small notebook where you can make notes of what you gather not only here but everywhere else. You will become a more active participant of the diabetes management.
This will make you use fully all your senses and thus enable you to concentrate more completely. This reminds us of what an author once said, ďI hear and I forget. I see and hear and I remember. But when I see, hear and do, I understand and succeed.Ē
We get so busy at work that many of us just grab some food, eat on the run and back to work we go. Please donít get your lunch from the vending machine. There are ways we can make lunch healthier. Your blood sugar will thank you for it. So we looked everywhere to see what we can find for you.
1. Did you have some low-sodium vegetable soup last night? Well, pour some into a cup after your meal and pack it to go to microwave at work. With whole wheat crackers and fat-free cheese and an apple you have yourself a nutritious lunch. You can do this with any dish from last nightís meal. A time-saver if ever there was one.
2. Keep healthy snacks handy that are not perishable like whole wheat and high-fibre cereals, small cans of fruit, walnuts and almonds.
3. Bring sliced lemons to work in a plastic bag and put them in the fridge. Use a slice a day in your glass of drinking water and you will never miss sodas.
4. Relax and enjoy your food instead of watching the bad news on the television or the internet.
5. After the meal, brush your teeth and floss so you will not be tempted to have another bite of something.
2.Must-Reads from Around the Web
3. Struggling to Deal with Diabetes
With the economy the way it is, no wonder many find themselves stressed and frustrated. With cost of living going sky high while the income staying the same, how will the people cope with all the essentials they need? Itís double trouble for the diabetics because not only are they financially squeezed but they are also stressed physically.
So we are all struggling to do more for less and just keep going on knowing we are not alone. There are people out there in the same situation and people who want to help except that there are only enough hours on any given day.
Let us therefore help each other and talk to the people around us. You will be surprised to hear what they are going through. And somehow this will make us feel better. Do you think meeting people with the same problems we have is coincidental? We donít think so; we more or less regard it as a divine intervention.
4. A Success Quotation of the Month
"The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary." ĖĖ Thomas Edison
6. Let's laugh together at this joke even if it's not funny. Laughing will help get us healthy.
Teacher: What is 34 books + 25 books?
Student: Miss, itís 59 books.
Teacher: Good, how about 34 + 25 + 30 books?
Student: Itís 89 books, Miss.
Teacher: Good, now how about 34 + 25 + 950 books?
Student: Miss, thatís already a library.
7. Do you have a question or comment for the team?
Drop us a line at our contact form and write your questions or comment there.
7. Question: "Should I be concerned about high-fructose corn syrup?"
Answer: Corn sugar, sometimes known as high-fructose corn syrup, is a popular ingredient in fruit-flavoured drinks. It is the most common sweetener in beverages and processed foods. It is everywhere so people are naturally concerned about their possible disagreeable effects.
Studies have shown different results. They are chemically similar to the table sugar but how the high fructose corn syrup is processed is what people are concerned. They feel the body reacts differently to this than other types of sugar. Research is still on-going though.
Meantime, we know that researches have linked the large amount of any type of sugar intake to health problems like poor nutrition, dental cavities, weight gain, increased triglyceride level that raise the risk to develop heart problems.
The American Heart Association recommends that most American men should consume no more than 150 calories a day from added sugar (9 teaspoons) and American women should consume no more than 100 calories a day from added sugar (6 teaspoons). Less is even better.
Here are some tips to reduce sugar consumption:
1. Choose breakfast cereals wisely. Avoid the sugary and frosted variety that are not nutritious.
2. Avoid sugary drinks. Drink water with lemon instead.
3. Snack on fruits and vegetables, whole grain crackers, low-fat cheese and yogurt instead of cakes and cookies.
4. Eat less of the processed and packaged foods.
Thank you for being a subscriber of Diabetes Positive Approach, ! We hope you will try to read this for the second time because we find when reading any book the second time, we get more thoughts and ideas than we did the first time.
This is especially true when you read our website a few minutes each day before starting the dayís activities and another few minutes before you sleep. This way you will also be helping keep our website on the good side of Google and continue what we are doing. Pray for us that we will have the courage and the energy to keep trying to help the diabetics.
Roger and Evelyn Guzman
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