Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’
This is a guest post written by Bushra Hassan. Bushra is currently a Health and Wellness Communications Dietetic Intern at NDC. She is in the Dietetic Internship and MBA combined program at Dominican University where she plans on graduating in May 2014. To learn more about Bushra, check out her full bio here.
November is National Diabetes Month! Now is the perfect time to look closer at this growing issue in the United States. Did you know that, as of 2010, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, or about 8.3 percent of the U.S. population? Of this number, it is estimated that 7 million do not know they have it. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released a position paper, mentioned in this post by Judy Jarvis and Kim Kirchherr, which supports the role of nutrition as one important part for the management of diabetes.
I recently sat down with DairyReporter.com to discuss key challenges—both in terms of research and communication—that the industry will face in 2012.
As a health professional, I believe there is room to be much more aggressive in communicating new science around dairy foods, milk fat and cardiovascular health and emerging research around dairy’s role in reduced risk of diabetes and lower blood pressure.
In the June 2011 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study by Theresa Nicklas, et al., found individuals who perceive themselves to be lactose intolerant tend to avoid dairy foods, which may lead to nutrient shortcomings that can predispose them to negative health outcomes such as poor bone health, higher blood pressure and increased risk of colon cancer and diabetes.
This is a guest post written by Bridget Swinney MS, RD, LD. Bridget is an award-winning author of Eating Expectantly, Healthy Food for Healthy Kids and Baby Bites and the founder of healthyfoodzone.com. As a nutrition consultant in Texas, she works with children who are nutritionally at risk; she is also a media representative for the Texas Dietetic Association. She writes her own blog, Baby Bites. She is the mother of two and has volunteered with her local school district for more than 15 years, most recently serving as chair of the School Health Advisory Council. Bridget is a member of National Dairy Council’s Child Nutrition Speaker’s Bureau.
In the health and nutrition department, it was a very good few months for America’s children. In December, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, also known as the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, into law. Last month, the USDA fulfilled one of the tasks set forth in the bill: proposing a rule for changes to the nutrition standards for school meals—the first update in more than 15 years.
The CDC recently reported that diabetes in the U.S. could double or triple by the year 2050. That means up to one third of adults could have diabetes by then due in part to weight gain and sedentary lifestyles. As fellow health and nutrition professionals, I think you’ll agree that the current prevalence in the U.S. is already too high at one in 10 adults, or about 24 million people, having mostly type 2 diabetes.
As a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, I recently did a TV segment during November—which is American Diabetes Month—and shared some tips people can use to manage diabetes and live a healthier life. Small changes in lifestyle habits really can make a big difference when it comes to diabetes.
While November is American Diabetes Month, those of you who are medical and nutrition practitioners educate and coach your clients with type 2 diabetes throughout the year, as well as help them manage their blood glucose and minimize their cardiac risk factors.
Results of a study recently published in Diabetes Care indicate that the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating pattern might be an effective approach for helping diabetic patients improve their cardiac and metabolic risk factors.
Hi, I am Lisa Spence, Vice President of Nutrition Science for the National Dairy Council (NDC). I have a Doctorate of Science degree in Nutrition Science from Purdue University and am a registered dietitian. At NDC, I work in the Nutrition Research department which oversees research on the nutritional and health benefits of dairy products. In this role, I also communicate key research outcomes within the organization and to the scientific and academic communities.