According to The American Diabetes Association, 1 in 10 women age 20 and older have diabetes.
Wow. That’s much higher than I would have ever guessed. If you are diagnosed, then you have to develop a plan. (www. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/ ). You need to quickly and honestly evaluate your diet and make the appropriate changes. You need to meet with your doctor (go to the homepage of YourCity.MD for a doctor referral for Diabetes) and develop a medicine plan to make sure you are keeping your sugar levels in check. You have to check those levels daily, and continue the communications with your doctor on your numbers. You need to create a ‘support system’ of friends and family to encourage you to keep up with your exercise and diet. This information is from the American Diabetes website:
Discover why this form of diabetes (previously known as juvenile diabetes) is usually diagnosed in childhood.
Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease.
Expecting? Learn why women who have never had diabetes may be at risk during pregnancy.
Concerned about your health or the health of a loved one? Learn about the symptoms of diabetes.
Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes.
Become familiar with terms commonly used when discussing diabetes.
Find answers to all your questions about living with diabetes.
Clear up some common misunderstandings about what causes diabetes, the effects of diabetes, and how diabetes can be managed.
Check it out. Get informed. Manage the disease, don’t let it manage you!
Saturday 5/1/10- Workout:
recumbent bike- 30 minutes
treadmill- 2.33 miles, 30 minutes
Saturday 5/1/10- Food Diary:
grapefruit (40 cal)
1/2 cup egg whites (50 cal)
1 cup organic spinach, 3 asparagus, 3/4 cup broccoli slaw (35 cal)
whole wheat toast, 1 tbls no sugar added jam (80 cal)
Pro Nos protein shake (151 cal)
4 oz orange Roughy (90 cal)
salad-2 cups organic spinach, 2 tbls black beans, 1 tbls sunflower seeds (roasted/no salt), 1/2 cup broccoli, 4 asparagus, 1/2 cup steamed purple cabbage, 1/2 cup broccoli slaw ( 110 cal)
low fat string cheese (60 cal)
1 whole wheat tortilla, 2 tbs Organic Almond Butter (280 cal)
4 oz. lean pork loin (160 cal)
3/4 cup mixed greens, cucumber, 1 oz fat free feta, balsamic vinegar, splash of EVOO( 95 cal)
3/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup quinoa (220 cal)