These alarming statistics show the harsh reality of the diabetes epidemic. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in preventing type 2 diabetes. Together, we can fight diabetes by spreading awareness, so that in 35 years, 1 in 3 Americans won’t have diabetes!
Emily Nicole Manganaro is a 17-year-old high school senior. She is a dual-enrollment student, meaning that she also takes college classes online. She will have completed nearly a full year of college when she graduates high school this year. In the fall, she will attend either La Roche College, just north of Pittsburgh, or Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she will major in psychology and minor in sociology. She hopes to eventually earn a PhD in Psychology or a MD in Psychiatry.
Hummus makes a great vegan and gluten-free addition to any snack, meal or party. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are packed with protein and fiber. With a food processor and a few additional ingredients, you can quickly whip up a nutritious hummus, which has many health benefits.
When Tim Rose was 12-years-old he decided he wanted to become a rock climber, after convincing his parents to let him take his first climbing trip. Now at age 29, this professional rock climber from Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania, dedicates all his time and energy to outdoor climbing goals and projects. He travels throughout the country, seeking new challenges that push his limits both physically and mentally. Tim is currently working on a variety of projects in New River Gorge, WV, which will become the hardest routes in the region.
This easy and healthy, diabetic-friendly recipe for baked purple sweet potato skins is gluten-free and low carb. Sweet potatoes have an abundance of nutrients and help stabilize blood sugar levels. Those who have diabetes can incorporate sweet potatoes into their meal plans without hesitation. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index. According to the glycemic index scale that ranks foods from 1-100, sweet potatoes have a low ranking compared to starchy vegetables (e.g. white potatoes).
Jennifer Garcia is an attorney who competes in triathlons and loves running. She is licensed as an attorney in Michigan and is currently studying for the Colorado Bar. She won the Racing Underground Sprint Series for her age group two years in a row and placed in the top 10% in the Ironman All World Athlete.
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