UPCOMING EVENTS: July 18 2015 – Wellness Expo at the Wellness Center parking lot from 9 am to 12 noon. Lots of displays and information!
Also on the 18th of July- Dr Wehner will be doing free retinopathy screenings for the community.
This will also be at the Wellness Center.
July 23 and 24th- 4th Annual Diabetic Kids camp. The camp is open to pre-diabetics – type 1’s and type 2 Diabetics. The event which is open to ages 8 to 18 will be held at the wellness center and will include speakers -arts and crafts – education and swimming. Campers may bring a nondiabetic sibling or friend. The camp is free of charge for all participants. For more information contact Pam Francis at 304-813-6588.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are still grants available for the Diabetic exercise program at the Wellness Center. Grants are also available for the pre-Diabetic education program. Contact Valerie Starcher at 822-4561 for more information.
ACCORDING TO DIABETES HUB MAGAZINE: Patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of diabetes should be screened for lower extremity complications at every visit. Strong evidence suggests that the consistent provision of foot- care services and preventive care can reduce amputations among patients with Diabetes.
Patients with diabetes and glucose that is poorly controlled have an increased risk of ulcers and wound infections.
THE TEN TOP STATES WITH DIABETES: 1. Alabama. 2. West Virginia 3. Mississippi.
4. South Carolina. 5. Tennessee. 6. Louisiana. 7. Arkansas. 8. North Carolina.
9. Florida. 10. Delaware
WHAT IS THE BEST BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?
Many medicines are used to treat hypertension and they all work differently. One type of blood pressure medicine is called a ACE Inhibitors. This type of medicine and help to prevent damage to the kidneys and so it is a good choice for a person with diabetes according to C-Diabetes magazine. ACE Inhibitors make it easier for your heart to work. They block chemicals that narrow blood vessels in the skin help slow down the damage to the kidneys that have like glucose causes. Talk to your Physician about Ace inhibitors and if they would be right for you.
TRAVELING WITH DIABETES
With summer time here – many people are going on vacations. If you have diabetes you can do anything and go anywhere – it just takes a lot of extra planning according to an article in Diabetes Digest.
Before any trip asked for two things from your healthcare provider: 1. A letter stating that you have Diabetes. It should include a list of the medicines and supplies you need to manage your diabetes. 2. A prescription for insulin, supplies, and any other medicines that you take.
Don’t forget! ALWAYS wear a Diabetes medical ID bracelet or necklace.
It is good to see your healthcare provider at least one month before you leave on your trip. They can check if your diabetes is well-controlled. If it is not in control you have enough time to make changes.
The rule of thumb for packing your diabetes medicines and supplies is: Pack at least twice as much of your medicines and blood testing supplies as you think you will need. If flying, at least half of these items should be placed on your carry-on suitcase or bag and kept with you at all times.
While on vacation you may choose to store your insulin at room temperature instead of in the refrigerator. Be sure to keep your insulin out of extreme temperatures. A good idea would be to bring a pack is made to store insulin.
If your vacation involves a lot of walking, keep this in mind when you pack your shoes. Bring comfortable socks and good fitting shoes to avoid blisters.
Don’t forget to check your feet each night for blisters or any sore areas.
Remember to take snacks when traveling such as fruit – cheese and cracker packages and
some form of glucose tabs or quick-acting glucose to treat low blood sugar if necessary.
LEMON FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE
Ingredients: *. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
* 1 1/2 cups of vanilla whole-fat yogurt
*. 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
*. 1/2 banana
*. 4 cups ice
Instructions: 1. Add ingredients in order listed and place in a blender- securing lid.
2. Select ice cream/ milkshake setting
3, Serve with your favorite berries or frozen yogurt topping.
Nutrition Information: *. Servings- 8
* Serving Size- 1/2 cup
*. Calories- 72
*. Fat. – 1.5 grams
*. Carbohydrates- 13,5 grams
*. Fiber- 1 gram
* Protein- 1.5 grams