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Chef Nora El Sadat

Ingredients: - 1 bag of okra - 6 pieces of meat cubes with no fat - 2-3 Tbs of  quinoa - 4 cups of fresh tomato juice - 2 minced onions - 1 tsp minced garlic - 1 tsp (teaspoon) tomato paste  - 1 chilli pepper - A Pinch of brown sugar - 2 Tbs (Tablespoon...

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Building Your Diabetes Support Team

Diabetes can be overwhelming, but you do not have to go it alone. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is “Family and Diabetes,” which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. That may not have been what you thought of when you read the word diabetes, but it is true. Regular communication about our health and how we feel with those closest to us can have a positive impact for you and the ones you love. As you look at those around you to develop your team that can help you navigate your life with diabetes, the following is a list of the people...

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How Parents with Diabetes Can Make Their Wellness a Family Priority

For many of us, diabetes is a family affair. Especially when a parent has diabetes, managing the disease with physical activity and healthy food choices can impact every member of the family. This World Diabetes Day, we’re thinking about this as an opportunity to explore the ways diabetes can actually help the entire family get healthy. What do you do when your kids want pizza but you know your blood sugar has been high today? Or when you need to burn some energy but you can’t get your kids to get off the couch and go to the park with you? As a parent managing diabetes, you have an opportunity to model...

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 World Diabetes Day: What is diabetes?

“What is diabetes?” might have been the first question you had when you were diagnosed. It might be the first question a family member or friend asks. Essentially, diabetes is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes is characterized by the body’s total or partial deficiency in producing insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas). Insulin is created as part of the food digestion process. Insulin allows the blood sugar to enter the cells. Without insulin, glucose remains in the blood, increasing the level of glucose (hyperglycemia). At this stage, the body begins to show signs that something...

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World Diabetes Day: The way people with diabetes eat can improve their health

The boom of cooking programs aroused the interest of many people in the world. The hectic daily routine, however, restricted the time to venture out into the kitchen. The new Coronavirus pandemic, that took everyone by surprise, changed this scenario a little. With the need for social distancing, working from home has become the reality of many people. Staying at home for a long time now realizing how wonderful it is to try new things with food. This new habit is important for everyone. Healthy eating provides many benefits for people with diabetes. According to the 2019 Atlas of the International Diabetes...

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The Story Behind World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to...

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Diabetes Type 2 May Start More than 20 Years Before Diagnosis

The first signs of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a research study presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, published in 2018 by Japanese researcher Hiroyuki Sagesaka. The study tracked more than 27,000 adults, who did not have diabetes, with an average age of 49 years, from 2005 to 2016, where body mass, blood glucose, and insulin sensitivity indexes were analyzed. They found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI), and insulin sensitivity were detected up...

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