Take the Challenge to Defeat Diabetes®
Here’s a challenge: Track how many activities and good habits you can develop during Diabetes Awareness Month. We offer a variety a calendar of all-level physical activities, different foods to experience, articles, tools and a little learning for each day of the month. Each day, review the activities for the day and click the links to get more information or to complete the activity. This 2014 Calendar of Activities is not just for people with diabetes, so enjoy with your entire family!
The History of Diabetes
Diabetes has been with us for a long time, at least since 1552 BC when it was first mentioned on a papyrus scroll. There have been some wacky diabetes treatments, like the French physician who recommended his diabetic patients eat large doses of sugar (oops). Read the history of diabetes timeline.
November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month Too!
Almost all veterinarians admit diabetes is under-reported and could affect your dog or cat. Defeat Diabetes Foundation’s Pet Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program was developed to prevent, identify and manage pet diabetes.
Take some time to make sure your dog or cat is safe from diabetes. There are differences between human and pet diabetes and you can learn these differences to keep your special family member healthy too.
For more information on dog and cat diabetes:
Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving
Food traditions are great, especially at holiday times, but they may not always be diabetes friendly. Consider substituting one or more of those traditional foods with the selections below:
Pomegranate Honey Roasted Game Hens are perfect for a couple or small family.
Cranberry Couscous or Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Apples offer a great whole grain alternative to stuffing and feature Fall harvest favorites.
Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower are creamy and tasty with less glycemic impact than traditional mashed potatoes.
Cinnamon Dusted Sweet Potatoes - recent studies on cinnamon show promise for lowering glucose levels.