Fast facts about diabetes:
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages
8.3 percent of the U.S. population
18.8 million people
7.0 million people
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Jan Lazarus is a certified diabetes educator who works with local hospitals. She was gracious enough to answer some questions about diabetes. For more information, attend her presentation on Friday, November 18 at 10:30a.m. at the Amelia Branch. You can register for the program by calling (513) 752-5580.
Q: What’s the biggest misconception about being diagnosed with diabetes?
A: That you have to give up everything you love to eat.
Q: What’s the one thing that has the biggest impact on your health once your diagnosed?
A: Get moving, exercise is one of best ways to not only keep your
blood sugar down but to aid in weight loss.
Q: Do you have any favorite websites related to diabetes?
A: One of my favorite websites is dlife.com, great recipes and good
Q: Do you have a favorite website for recipes and cooking tips?
A: The ADA (Amerincan Diabetes Association) is a great website and
they also off good cookbooks.
Q: The holidays are coming up – what’s your suggestion for dealing with all of the food pitfalls?
A: Have a plan for the holidays and stick to the plan.