Diabetes and Diet

Diabetes and Diet

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affects the blood sugar (glucose) level of the body. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose is higher than the normal level.
The most common types of diabetes are type1, type 2, and Gestational diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin Type 1diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, People with type 1diabetes need to take insulin every day to stay alive.

Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not make sufficient insulin. Type 2diabetes occurs generally in middle-aged and older people.

Gestational diabetes develops, in some women, during pregnancy which usually goes away after the delivery

Blood glucose is the main source of energy for body available from the food. Insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas), helps glucose from food get into cells to be used for energy. Sometimes the body doesn’t make enough or any insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach cells.

Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, dental disease, nerve damage, foot problems. Controlling diabetes can lower the chances of developing these diabetes-related health problems. To live a long and healthy life, diabetes should be managed every day. Diabetes can affect almost every part of the body; therefore, blood glucose levels need to be managed. Managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol can help to prevent the health problems that can occur because of diabetes.

Healthcare team helps to create a diabetes meal plan that meets needs. The key to eating with diabetes is to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups, in the amounts outlined in the meal plan. The food groups are
Vegetables: includes broccoli, carrots, greens, peppers, and tomatoes, corn, and green peas
Fruits: includes oranges, melon, berries, apples, bananas, and grapes
Grains: at least half of required grains for the day should be whole grains which include wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, and quinoa examples: bread, pasta, cereal, and tortillas
Protein: dried beans and certain peas, such as chickpeas and split peas, nuts and peanuts
Dairy: nonfat or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese. Use oils (canola and olive oil) when cooking food instead of butter, cream, lard, or stick margarine.

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Clifton Picnic

Annual Summer Picnic @ Clifton

ParamCARE Foundation is IRS 501 (c) (3) certified, non-profit organization. It is well-known for its outreach activities for health, education and cultural activities in New Jersey. Our dedicated, diligent and highly experienced team always work with the communities for the well-being of the people, physically, mentally and socially. We promote strategies and activities to raise awareness on healthy behavior among the population, through social learning and thereby get closer to build a healthier community and country.

ParamCARE Foundation conducts and or supports holistic healthcare related educational workshops, senior health care, and yoga, home health care for seniors and other vocational healthcare education promotional activities. To raise awareness and facilitate cultural value based outreach activities, we have built strong community partnerships with health care providers, senior associations, nonprofit organizations, community centers, and places of worships.

We sponsored 3rd Annual Summer Picnic at Garett Mountain Park, 8 Mountain Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 on July 15, 2018, organized by The Indo-American Seniors Association of Clifton.

Mr. William Gibson-Councilman, City of Clifton, Bharat Rana, Champak Balsara, Harish Sanghvi, Jayesh Gandhi, Chinu Shah and Vishnu Patel explained the importance of social gatherings for the wellness of the community. Mr. Bharat Rana praised the activities of the ParamCARE Foundation and thanked Mr. Vipul Amin for his non-stop contributions for the wellness of societies. He also mentioned about the facilities available for seniors at Param Adult Day Care Centers. He also thanked the people for making the event successful.

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