American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, celebrated on March 25, is a day for people to conduct fast, free, and private online screenings for the warning signs of type 2 diabetes. Some of the biggest risk factors for type 2, or adult onset diabetes, include:
• Overweight children who have other risk factors for diabetes
• Overweight (BMI greater than 25) adults over age 45
• Adults with risk factors such as high blood pressure and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Even if you don’t fall into one of these risk categories, you should still take a free Risk Test. These tests not only help the user to determine their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, they also help the American Diabetes Association raise money for research and resources. For each person who completes a free online risk assessment between March 25 and April 25, 2014, Boar’s Head Brand® will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association, up to $50,000.
Alert Day is an effective way to help people understand and assess their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but what does it have to do with NuGo? Well, whether you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you need to be careful about your sugar intake. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up great tasting snacks. NuGo Family, NuGO Slim, and Smarte Carb are all delicious, healthy, protein-rich snack bars that will satisfy your cravings without affecting your blood sugar. Visit our Diabetes Diet page for more information on how NuGo can fit into your healthy, active life.
We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase NuGo Family at more Costco stores. The following locations now carry the NuGo Family variety pack, which contains Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Vanilla Yogurt (eight bars of each flavor).
Demos: 10:30-3 Wednesday 6/12 Frederick, Thursday 6/13 West Henrico in Richmond, and Friday 6/14 Wheaton.
Columbia (North of Baltimore)
6675 Marie Curie Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075-6457
Frederick (North of DC)
10 Monocacy Blvd
Frederick, MD 21704-7256
Wheaton (North of Bethesda, Just opened)
11160 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902
Holbrook 125 Beacon Drive
Holbrook, NY 11741-4309
New Rochelle 1 Industrial Lane
New Rochelle, NY 10805-1203
West Henrico (Richmond)
9650 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA 23060-4115
The NuGo Family variety pack is also available at Costco in the following locations: Northern CA, OR, WA, ID, UT, NV, and Pittsburgh. We only do the Costco Roadshow in the Pacific Northwest. Please check our website for the Roadshow schedule.
Would you like to be able to buy NuGo Family at a Costco near you? Be sure to request NuGo at your local Costco store!
We are proud to sponsor Marie Bartoletti in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October, 13, 2012. Marie, who is 55-years-old and lives near Pittsburgh, PA, has done 236 marathons plus many triathlons and ultras! She ran her first marathon, the Pittsburgh Marathon, when she was 38 and now paces 25-30 marathons per year. Marie is a huge NuGo fan and loves NuGo Family Coffee, Vanilla Yogurt, and Orange Smoothie. Here is an excerpt of our interview with Marie.
What do you eat before, after, and during a marathon? Before a marathon, I have a ritual of a banana, and a bagel with peanut butter. I also have an electrolyte drink. After a marathon it is really important to get high carbs and protein. Sooner is better; within 15 minutes is great. Whatever they are serving at the finish line that has protein in it and carbs, I grab! If there are NuGo bars there, they are perfect since they are a great healthy snack high in protein (and delicious tasting). Oh, and I LOVE Chocolate Milk as a recovery drink. It has everything you need and it tastes great too! During the marathon, I drink the electrolytes and water at the aid stations as well as the gels.
What is the most challenging marathon you have ever done? I would have to say the most challenging one was the first one. I trained properly for it, but when I went out to do it, I did everything wrong.
I would say the most challenging events I have done are my ultras; like the Western States 100 miler and Badwater’s 135 miles in Death Valley’s 126-degree temperatures! Also, I find trail runs great fun but VERY challenging to stay on your feet with all the roots and rocks you encounter!
What tips do you have for others participating in a marathon? Always enjoy the moment. I tell my groups that if they aren’t having fun, they shouldn’t run! It’s important to train for the event; makes it easier to do it. Always hydrate along the way. NEVER start too fast, it will hurt you in the end. The best thing to do is run with a pacer. I will guarantee you a good time the whole 26.2 miles. I will be your cheerleader, motivator, distracter, joke teller! It’s not a good idea to do anything new on race day; like wear a new shirt or shorts that might rub or try any new food or drinks you are not used to because they might not agree with your stomach. Sleep is most important two nights before the event. Lots of people are worried that they didn’t sleep the night before because they were nervous, but your body doesn’t know you missed that sleep until the NEXT day after that!
Why do you love NuGo bars? I found NuGo bars at a marathon expo and I loved them. NuGo is one of the bars that is not only good for you with high protein, etc, but they are delicious. It is like eating a candy bar, but a healthy one!
Please take 30 seconds to vote for Marie before September 30, 2012 to be featured in a chocolate milk commercial and watch her terrific video. You can vote daily and for every vote, $1 will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. We wish Marie the best of luck in all of her endeavors!
Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week, a new book by Jill Weisenberger, will take the anxiety and confusion out of weight loss. You will develop a personalized weight loss plan that works for you and your diabetes.
• Prepare to be successful by learning the keys to goal setting and maintaining motivation.
• Choose from dozens of positive habits to build on.
• Work at a reasonable pace with chapters that are set up week by week and month by month.
• Be inspired by the success stories of real people who have lost weight.
• Chart your progress.
• Eat healthy using a week of wholesome sample menus and 21 delicious recipes.
• Diabetes or not, this book is for you. Those with diabetes will learn about managing blood glucose while losing weight and other diabetes-specific concerns. Those without diabetes still learn the weight loss principles and will develop the skills to lose weight and keep it off.
Jill posts nutrition and diabetes tips on her website. In this video, she explains why it is important to eat white fruits and vegetables and remember that they are part of the whole rainbow of fruits and vegetables.