diabetes

Cooking with Consideration – Hosting Thanksgiving for Guests with Dietary Needs

Vegan, gluten-free, low sodium, vegetarian, food allergies, diabetes – words that throw a wrench in the best-planned Thanksgiving menu, if you are not cooking with consideration for guests who have special dietary needs or requests. For people with heart disease to food intolerances or dietary preferences, pulling up to the Thanksgiving table can be intimidating, confusing and even scary, “Are those walnuts in the stuffing?”. To have a truly welcoming Thanksgiving dinner, understand the needs of your guests and plan accordingly.

Food Allergies

 

Fighting Diabetes in Oklahoma

It is no secret: Oklahoma is one of the hardest hit states when it comes to diabetes. In a 15-year period from 1995 to 2010, Oklahomans’ risk for developing Type 2 diabetes tripled – more than any other state. The disease, which affects 420,000 Oklahomans and more than 25 million Americans, has reached epidemic proportions with health care providers and educators leveraging new resources to fight the disease’s momentum.

 

Preparing for the Holidays: Center for Diabetes Management

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. From now until the beginning of January, you are likely to attend several parties or get-togethers which are often centered around food and drinks. The average weight gain from Thanksgiving until New Years Day is 10 pounds! Avoiding the weight gain or continuing with your current weight loss goals takes a little planning ahead and going into the holidays with a goal in mind. Let’s do it! Below are some tips for this Holiday season related to food and exercise.

 

Today's Generation of Teens at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health.  What you do today can affect your health for years to come.  For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health.  According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade.  What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable

Are we poisoning ourselves and our children with too much sugar?

One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr.

 

Center for Diabetes Management

Diabetes Education makes a Difference. 

Hillcrest’s Center for Diabetes Management is built on this belief. Recognizing that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work, the Center’s team of highly-trained dieticians, nurses and specialists work with each patient to tailor a program that includes diet, exercise and medication to fit his or her lifestyle. Through group sessions and one-on-one support, patients learn the skills they need to take control of their diabetes and live healthier lives.