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Diabetes Awareness Month

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Monday, November 12, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. At the pace diabetes is increasing, we all need to be very aware of what we can do to limit our risk for developing diabetes.

According to the Center for Disease Control, currently one in 10 U.S. adults has diabetes. That number is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. By 2050 it’s predicted that one in three U.S. adults will have diabetes because the aging population is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, people with diabetes are living longer, and there are increases in minority groups that are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Lessons from Diabetes Day

by, Kari Yorek, nutrition/dietetic intern
Thursday, August 2, 2012

As a dietetic student intern for Lunds and Byerly’s, I’ve learned about nutrition, healthy eating, and special diet requirements for celiac disease, diabetes and lactose intolerance. Even with my background knowledge on diabetes, the Diabetes Day event we held at Lunds Central was an eye-opener for me into the world of diabetes. Here’s a little bit of what I took away from the event:

This generation’s children are the first to potentially have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This may come as a surprise to some, but with childhood obesity more than tripling in the past 30 years, it seems to make sense.

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