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Having the chronic illness is serious. Avocado deviled eggs recipe paleo But it can lead to other significant, and potentially deadly, health problems such as heart attacks, heart disease, cancer, stroke, blindness and organ failure, according to health professionals who spoke during a noncredit lecture at the New College Institute on Wednesday.

More people with diabetes will die of heart disease than the diabetes itself, said Andy Quinn, a nurse practitioner at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville who also is a diabetes educator.


“The blood flow to your nerves over time gets so bad that you just don’t feel things like other people do,” such as painful injuries like broken bones, Quinn said.

A blood glucose level of 70 to 99 mg/dL is normal, he said. Avocado and egg salad recipe A level of 100 to 125 mg/dL after fasting is regarded as pre-diabetes, and a level of 126 mg/dL or higher on two separate tests indicates that a person has diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes may include constant tiredness, frequent urination, sudden weight loss, always being hungry, blurry eyesight, vaginal infections, sexual intercourse problems and tingly hands and feet, Quinn said.

The best ways to prevent diabetes, the speakers said, are to get regular exercise, control your weight and lose some if necessary, as well as eat nutritious meals.

“A person (who is overweight) can cut their risk for diabetes in half” by losing 5 percent to 7 percent of their weight and exercising for 150 minutes – 30 minutes over five days – per week, said Barbara Watson, the West Piedmont Health District’s healthy communities coordinator. Avocado and egg microwave The district runs the local health department.

According to the American Heart Association, “walking is the single, No. Avocado and egg hair mask 1 best thing you can do for your health,” said Rachel Werkheiser, the hospital’s registered dietician and clinical nutrition manager.

A person with a “body mass index” – weight-to-height ratio – of 25 to 29 is considered to be overweight, Watson said. Avocado and egg diet Someone with an index of 30 or higher is considered to be obese, she said.

Nationwide, one in three adults and one in five children and teenagers are obese. Poached egg and avocado Childhood obesity has doubled, while obesity among adolescents has tripled, in the past 30 years, Watson said.

Everyone with diabetes should consult with a dietitian to develop a healthy meal plan, Werkheiser said. Baked avocado egg microwave Because everyone has different eating habits, what works for one person may not work for another, she indicated.

Werkheiser emphasized eating three meals a day, at least four to six hours apart. Avocado and egg breakfast ideas By eating regular meals, a person is less likely to eat too much at any particular meal, she said.

“Skipping meals puts your body in a semi-starvation state” and contributes to weight gain, Werkheiser said, because “the body is trying to hold onto every single calorie it gets.”

To create healthy meals, Werkheiser suggests filling half of a typical plate nine inches in diameter with less-starchy foods such as carrots, broccoli, leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and/or fresh, frozen or canned fruit without extra sugar.

One-fourth of the plate can contain starchier foods such as potatoes and corn and/or some type of whole grain bread. Avocado and egg salad sandwich The other fourth should have protein-rich foods such as unprocessed fish, turkey and chicken, beans and/or eggs, according to Werkheiser.

Don’t totally eliminate foods containing fat, Werkheiser advised. Avocado and egg treatment for the hair Eating some is necessary, she said, because fat provides vitamins A, D and E and helps the body absorb them.

Aim for healthier foods containing unsaturated fat, she said, such as vegetable and olive oils, nuts, nut butters, tuna, salmon and avocados.

And, limit foods and beverages with high amounts of carbohydrates and few nutritional benefits, such as white bread and rice, desserts and sugar-filled sodas, she said.

Other healthy-living tips that Werkheiser provided include not pursuing so-called “fad diets,” limiting sodium intake, getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night and reducing stress, or at least controlling it.

Watson mentioned various area programs intended to help people live healthier lives. Avocado egg and olive oil hair mask They include the National Diabetes Prevention Program, in which the hospital participates; Virginia Cooperative Extension’s “Healthy Eating on a Budget” program, weight loss support programs such as Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) and classes on monitoring blood pressure sponsored by the Bassett Family Practice.

“People need to take charge of their health care,” she said, by trying to keep from getting sick instead of just seeking medical care when they become ill.