Staying Healthy On the Go with Diabetes

Staying Healthy On the Go with Diabetes

My job requires I travel quite a bit. I do about 100,000 miles a year. It’s tempting sometimes on the road to sort of decide that the rules at home that we all follow with good diabetes practice don’t really apply anymore. You start eating things that you normally wouldn’t eat at home and you

Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool

Inhale. Exhale. Again. Inhale, exhale one more time. Inhale okay, we’re ready to start our day. My name is Claudia Mendoza and for the past five years I’ve been working with preschoolers. Child obesity it’s a problem in the U.S. and it’s a growing epidemic, but what worries me the most, it’s something that could

NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There’s several things to find out about your health history in terms of Type 2 Diabetes. The first is, is there a history of Type 2 Diabetes in the family? Is there anyone in the family who has Type 2 Diabetes now? Are there people in the family who have been told they’re at high-risk

Engaging the Disengaged Patient: Strategies for Successful Diabetes Self-Management

Engaging the Disengaged Patient: Strategies for Successful Diabetes Self-Management

When we think about a patient with diabetes who’s disengaged from their disease, typically what we’re talking about are the people that we meet in clinical care who don’t seem to care—who seem to be struggling around following typical recommendations, whether that means taking medications or making healthy lifestyle changes. It’s a bit vague, but

Take Diabetes to Heart: Linking Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Take Diabetes to Heart: Linking Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

NARRATOR: Take diabetes to heart – linking diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Meet Michelle. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, and in her spare time she loves to cook and catch up on her favorite shows. She also has diabetes. And like many people with diabetes, she doesn’t know there’s a link between diabetes and

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

On-screen: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and Diabetes On-screen: What does it feel like when your blood sugar is low? KIM: Low blood sugars can feel many different ways. JENNIFER: I feel really tired. MICHAEL: My vision changes. KIM: Definitely ravenous hunger, sweating. ANDRE: I get very dizzy and lightheaded. JENNIFER: I get thirsty, I need

What happens to your body when you stop exercising?

What happens to your body when you stop exercising?

when you stop exercising your body starts to lose the benefits you’ve gained through training very very quickly this effect is known as De- training every major system within your body is effective with exercise and likewise are impacted significantly when you stop training these are some of the effects you will experience within three

Energy balance explained – get the balance right!

Energy balance explained – get the balance right!

today’s video topic is energy balance which simply put is when the energy we get from foods and drinks equals the energy our bodies use energy is what keeps us going the fuel of life we needed for growth development and for the functioning of all our body processes including our internal organs in fact

Healthy Eating at Family Gatherings and Special Events

Healthy Eating at Family Gatherings and Special Events

People living with diabetes and those trying to prevent Type 2 Diabetes can have a difficult time at family gatherings and celebrations. There’s a lot of tempting food around and it’s easy to overeat. When you’re getting ready to go to a family gathering or celebration and you know there’s going to be a lot

The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

[music playing] My main motivation when I found out I had gestational diabetes was to stay healthy for my family, for my son. My family has experienced type 2 diabetes. My mother had gestational diabetes and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after she had my sisters. She actually didn’t even know that she