I realize there have been previous posts on this topic and my goal is not to sound like a broken record. However, recently I have spoken with some individuals with diabetes whom let summertime ruin their outdoor fun, and I thought it would be beneficial to re-post these summertime tips before the cooler temperatures are upon us:
Avoid sunburn — Sunburn causes dehydration, and the stress it delivers to the body can temporarily cause blood sugars to rise. Apply sunscreen regularly and Read more [...]
Did you know that to burn off one M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field? Many people have a difficult time finding the motivation and time to exercise. Below are some suggestions to help get motivated and make exercise part of your daily routine.
Joining a fitness club can be expensive and it’s not for everyone. Start at your own pace and use home - exercise DVD’s. There are plenty available at a variety of fitness levels. There are even ‘10 minute workouts’ Read more [...]
When the temperature goes up, being active outdoors can be challenging. It’s easier to become overheated when the sun is beaming down all day. The warm months also bring humidity to many parts of the country. With humidity, your sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly, so your body has a harder time releasing heat. Here are some helpful hints from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe and active during the warmer months:
Timing is key: Try to avoid exercising outside in the early Read more [...]
Summer tends to be the time of year for vacations, yard work, or just relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. However, summer in our area also equates to high temperatures and humidity.
The summer weather can cause dehydration quickly and it is important for everyone, not just those with diabetes, to increase their intake of liquids. Dehydration can also occur when blood glucose levels are high (regardless of temperature), so when the thermometer rises it is extremely important to Read more [...]
Warmer temperatures means greater thirst which can be a challenge to anyone on a fluid-restricted kidney diet. If
you are a dialysis patient or if you have chronic kidney disease, here is a list of 10 low—sodium, thirst quenching foods recommended by Renal Dietitians from Davita:
1. Chilled fresh fruit or frozen cut-up fruit. Try frozen grapes or peach slices, a refreshing cold apple or a handful of chilled berries.
2. Lemon or lime slices, frozen or added to ice water. The tartness from Read more [...]
The month of March is National Kidney Month. This national campaign is designed to educate and bring public awareness to kidney disease in the United States.
It is estimated that more than 26M people are living with “Chronic Kidney Disease” (CKD) in the United Sates, with many more undiagnosed cases. According to the National Kidney Foundation, diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease can lead to an irreversible condition known as Read more [...]
Wesley Community Services is participating in March for Meals, a month-long event that provides an opportunity to support our nation’s seniors in a variety of ways. This nationwide community-effort campaign is designed to bring awareness to hunger and nutritional needs of senior citizens in communities across the nation.
March for Meals is supported by Meals on Wheels programs around the country to provide nutritious meals to thousands of seniors across the nation, including Ohio. Research Read more [...]
Diabetes is on the rise in the United States. A 2014 National Diabetes Report released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that 29.1 million Americans are affected by the disease, and 8.1 million of the of the 29 million go undiagnosed.
Many Ohioans are living and coping with diabetes. In fact, Ohio ranks eighth in the nation with 830K diabetes cases, according to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
It is extremely important to keep your diabetes under control to reduce Read more [...]