Symptoms of Diabetes, Is Your Child at Risk?

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Seems like a crazy question, are you or your child at risk for diabetes? Why are we talking about diabetes, don’t we make olive oil? We do make seasoned olive oils, but our real passion is using those oils to help people live healthier lives. And diabetes prevention and care is one of those passions. One of our main questions we ask our students, “Do you get overwhelmed with all the confusing labels and weird names for ingredients?”

You’re not alone. We travel the U.S doing cooking classes and always hear the same concerns, “What is all the junk in the food?” If you can’t pronounce it you probably shouldn’t eat it! Well the AMA is trying to make life a little easier when it comes to our health and sugar.

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The American Medical Association has adopted a policy to make consumers more aware of sugars that are being added to food by manufacturers and are urging the FDA to make the “front of pack warning labels” a priority for foods with high levels of added sugars.

The American Medical Association is also seeking the FDA put limits on the amount of added sugars that would be allowed in food that makes health claims or is promoting their food as having nutritional benefits.

This is great news for everyone who is fighting to not become a diabetic or who are already struggling with their blood sugar. November is National Diabetes Awareness month, most people have no idea how much of an epidemic diabetes is in the U.S

According to the CDC, “More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.”

9.4% is almost 10% of the Population of America! I had no idea but back when this study was done 2015, who knows what the stats are now. But back then Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S

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1 in 4 adults living with diabetes doesn’t even know they have it. “Diabetes is a serious disease that can often be managed through physical activity, diet, and the appropriate use of insulin and other medications to control blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications including premature death, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and amputation of toes, feet, or legs.” -ADA

It’s so important the entire family is watching their sugar intake as we are seeing an extreme onset of adult diabetes now occurring in children. According to Mayo Clinic, it is important to manage your child’s diabetes as left untreated will have lasting health effects or possibly end up being life-threatening.

Do you or your child have the symptoms of diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, some symptoms may be mild at first and can go undetected.

Diabetes Symptoms

“The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.

Common symptoms of diabetes:

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss – even though you are eating more (type 1)
  • Weight loss in Children is less common for (type2)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing complications of diabetes.

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Please help spread the word as diabetes caught early enough is reversible and small changes in your diet and exercise have seen the reverse of diabetes. Even losing 10-15 lbs if you are 200 lbs could reverse diabetes. Get tested today.

If going to your doctor is inconvenient I have used a company called Life Line screenings they come to communities across the U.S and offer glucose testing right on site, a simple finger prick and you got your facts.

Let’s all help each other live longer healthier lives. One day at a time, One bite at a time

Take good care,

Kristi Linebaugh

p.s Whenever you’re ready, here’s another way we can help you. We are an approved vendor for the American Diabetes Association for our seasoned olive oils Canary Island Garlic Herb Olive Oil. We have zero sugar and the sodium is almost classified salt-free. We are having our holiday shipping revving up if you would like to try some of our seasonings or give some away to a friend who is struggling with their sugar.

You can grab a 4 pack and get Free Shipping on www.vigoacuisine.etsy.com or for larger orders Get 10.00 Flat Rate shipping on 6 bottles or Free Shipping on a case of www.vigoacuisine.com

Check out the American Diabetes Association Food Tips

American Diabetes Association Alert Day…It’s NOT Inevitable

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Good Morning: It’s a beautiful day to be alive! We are getting into our week slowly after a big event in Mount Dora this past weekend. And now are getting ready for a Huge event in The Villages at Brownwood at the Paddock Square, this Saturday and Sunday March 26-27. We love going to the Villages and seeing everyone and selling our Canary Island Garlic and Herb Olive Oils. Hope to see you there.

Kristi: Miriam you were telling me yesterday that today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, can you tell us a little about what that is?

Miriam:Good morning Kristi. Yes Diabetes is a disease that has crippling effects on Americans and more and more are being diagnosed every day. There is a test that is out that you can take on the computer and assess your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Kristi: Yes I just saw that and took the test. I was surprised by some of the questions. I didn’t expect a couple of those questions to be in there. The other factors they link to Diabetes were very surprising.

Miriam: I know. I want to give everybody the link so they can head over there now and take the risk test. Getting Diabetes is Not inevitable. We talk to ten’s of thousands of people a year and hear it so often that their entire family seemed to develop Diabetes and they probably will too. That’s Not the way it has to be. You can prevent and reverse Diabetes.

Miriam: Here is the link for the Diabetes Alert Day Risk Test, it takes 1 minute to do an can really give you a wake up call.

Kristi:If you feel like it’s a struggle to eat without loads of sugar and you have a hard time finding things that aren’t crammed full of salt and sugar. We can help give you flavor that you crave without all the junk. Our seasoned olive oils are chuck full of flavor but have no sugar, no carbs and no sugar alcohol. Only 15mg of sodium per serving is almost considered sodium free (10mg is sodium free).

We are proud to be an American Diabetes Approved Vendor for our Canary Island Garlic and Herb Olive Oils. If you would like to order our Canary Island Garlic and Herb Olive Oils you can click here to go to our site and order now.

Take good care,

Miriam and Kristi

p.s If you would rather order by phone you can call Miriam directly at 18632897263

http://www.vigoacuisine.com