Health Buzz: American Diabetes Month
Health News from around the web for November 10th, 2011.
November is American Diabetes Month, which is dedicated to spreading awareness this growing health concern. In this episode of Health Buzz, we're talking about the prevention and treatment of diabetes, in addition to providing viewers with some helpful resources to learn more. Plus, special guest Sam Talbot joins us to share a diabetes-friendly recipe.
It's an unfortunate truth that women with diabetes tend to have it worse than men. Men with diabetes are at a lower risk for high blood pressure, poor blood glucose control and obesity than women with the disease. Women with diabetes are also six times more likely to have a heart attack than their male counterparts. The differences in physiology and biology are factors in the disparity, making it all the more important for women to make good lifestyle choices. Women and their doctors should also be extra vigilant when it comes to monitoring heart-disease risk factors.
Source: Diabetes Forecast
Losing weight and eating a healthy diet can make a big difference when it comes to managing diabetes. This story features a seven-day meal plan that's created specifically with the nutritional needs of someone with type 2 diabetes in mind. This meal plan is rich in vegetables, whole grains and protein. Of course, these suggestions should not override any recommendations your doctor makes.
We take a look at some common misconceptions about diabetes. For example, many people think that the diagnosis of diabetes means no sweets ever again. In truth, it is important that people with diabetes limit both the natural and refined sugar in their diets, but it's not totally ruled out. Another myth is that obesity causes diabetes. In truth, there are several different factors that lead to diabetes, such as genetics and lifestyle.
Dr. Sarah Khan, the resident pharmacist for DietsInReview, weighs in on a new drug for diabetes, Juvisync. This medication is designed to treat both high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. This may prove to be a boon for people who have difficulty remembering to take many different pills.
Special guest Sam Talbot joins this episode of Health Buzz to share a diabetes-friendly recipe. Sam is the Executive Chef at Imperial No. 9 in New York City and the author of a new cookbook called The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries, but you may know him from Top Chef. Sam himself has diabetes, but he hasn't let this stop him from becoming a successful chef and fully enjoying food. Sam presents basil marinated pork roast, along with some prep tips.Flag this Video