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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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Tobacco Use and Health Risks

Tobacco Use and Health Risks in South Asian Population

In New Jersey, the cancer screening rates in the Asian Indian population is well below the national average. Tobacco users, in many forms, have a higher incidence of oral cancer. Those who use combustible tobacco increase their risk for lung cancer. South Asian males and those from India have higher rates of smokeless tobacco use compared to other subpopulations in New Jersey who use smokeless tobacco, putting them at increased risk for cancer and other serious health problems, according to recent research conducted by the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers School of Public Health.
The most common forms of smokeless (or chewing) tobacco used in the South Asian population include Paan, Paan masala, Supari, Zadra, Betel quid, and Gutka.
Betel quid is synonymous with ‘pan’ or ‘paan’ and generally contains betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime, and may contain tobacco. There is conclusive evidence that betel quit increases the risk of oral cancer (International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2004).
Health effects linked to these forms of tobacco include oral cancer, pancreatic cancer and oral diseases such as periodontal disease. Additionally, there are increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive health effects and overall mortality.
Bidis are another traditional tobacco product which are small, thin, hand-rolled cigarettes imported to the United States, primarily from India and other Southeast Asian countries. They comprise tobacco wrapped in a tendu or temburni leaf (plants native to Asia) and may be secured with a colorful string at one or both ends. Bidis can be flavored (e.g., chocolate, cherry, mango) or unflavored.
Kreteks, sometimes referred to as clove cigarettes, are imported from Indonesia and typically contain a mixture of tobacco, cloves, and other additives. Bidis and Kreteks have higher concentrations of nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide than conventional cigarettes sold in the United States. Neither bidis nor Kreteks are safe alternatives to conventional cigarettes. Finally, some younger South Asians are using Hookah as a popular tobacco product. Of course, in other situations, some tobacco users are “dual users,” using at least two forms of tobacco. See the accompanying table for more specific definitions of common South Asian Tobacco-related products.
The Tobacco Quit center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset treats all forms of tobacco use, such as traditional cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products and other forms of tobacco including cigarillos and e-cigarettes/vaping. Many users of all of these tobacco products demonstrate signs and symptoms of tobacco dependence and can benefit from the
Tobacco Quit center services which provide one-on-one or group counseling for habit change techniques and also use the latest and safest combinations of quitting medications.
The FDA approved quitting medications, such as nicotine lozenges and patches, as well as some non-nicotine pills shrink physical cravings and help patients manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, concentration problems and irritability, which can be temporarily experienced during the process of quitting tobacco. These quitting medications are often used for 1 to 4 months in conjunction with specialized counseling to give tobacco users the highest chance to quit for good.

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prevention promotion and protection of public health seminar

Prevention & Protection of Public Health

ParamCARE Foundation strongly believes that total health of every citizen is the true reflection of the community, state, and the country because the growth of any Nation depends upon the productivity which is directly related to the health quality of the citizen. The health of the people can be ensured by providing the equal opportunity to live in healthy environments, healthy lifestyles, and the best quality health care.

The team of ParamCARE Foundation believes in total Devotion, Dedication, and Diligence and promote strategies and activities to raise awareness on health maintenance and disease prevention, in a culturally sensitive manner. Healthy behavior among the population, through social learning, and thereby get closer to build a healthier community and country.

To enhance wellness, healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, chronic disease self-management, fall prevention in older adults and adult with the disability, we organized follow-up seminar for ‘Prevention, Promotion, and Protection of Public Health’ at 200 Middlesex Essex Tpk., Iselin, NJ on Dt. 06/23/2018

The number of people participated in an event and enrolled for follow-up workshop session series for Fall Preventive Exercise Program and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

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International Yoga Day Celebration

International Yoga Day Celebration

For the promotion of global health by adopting yoga, harmony and peace the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world. Following this initial proposal, the UNGA drafted resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014. June 21 is being observed as International Yoga Day every year.

The ParamCARE Foundation also, celebrated International Day of Yoga on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the PADC 60 E Hanover Ave., Morris Plain NJ.

Mr. Vipul Amin-The President of the ParamCARE Foundation participated in an event and explained in details about the importance of yoga. He highlighted various quotes from Vedas & Gita and said that Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India and it is an invaluable gift to the world. Yoga embodies the unity of harmony between man and nature mind and body that is thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. “Yoga has the perfect solution to the problems we face in day-to-day’s life, either as individuals or in society. Yoga is not the name of religion but it teaches us the way to lead a contented life is yoga beautiful because it is ancient yet modern,” he said.

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International Yoga Day Celebration at United Nations

4th International Yoga Day Celebration @ UN

Yoga is a physical, the mental and spiritual practice originated in India and it is an invaluable gift to the world. Yoga embodies the unity of harmony between man and nature mind and body that is thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.

For the promotion of global health by adopting yoga, harmony and peace the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world. Following this initial proposal, the UNGA drafted resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014.

The ParamCARE Foundation was invited by the Permanent Mission of India to celebrate 4th International Day of Yoga on the evening of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the North Lawn of the United Nations.

Mr. Vipul Amin- President of the ParamCARE Foundation participated in an event and exchange their views along with the Dignitaries Mr. Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India at the UN, Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Padma Shri Awardee, Vice-Chancellor of S. Vyasa Deemed University, Bengaluru, India and other well-known people.

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Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s-Brain Awareness

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause.
In the United States every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. To recognize this alarming statistic, ParamCARE Foundation encourage all to take the ‘Purple Pledge’ to support the 47 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Key Facts:

  • Alzheimer’s is probably detected at the end-stage of the disease
  • Generally, memory loss is not part of the normal aging process
  • Current Alzheimer’s drugs are effective to a certain level
  • Alzheimer’s disease may be treated.
  • There are many drugs in the Alzheimer’s treatment pipeline.
  • Taking good care of heart and health will help to keep brain healthy
  • Avoiding risk factors may delay or prevent cognitive problems later in life.
  • Alzheimer’s is more than memory loss. It can appears through a variety of signs and symptoms.
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5K Pancreatic Walk

5K Pancreatic Walk

The vision of ParamCARE foundation is to build ‘Healthy America’. Our mission is to work for Communities where all the citizens, irrespective of their background, heritage, socioeconomic status, current state of disease or wellbeing should live healthier, happier, active, longer lives with enhanced cultural and social values for wellness of societies and then by our country.

To enhance the health quality and disease prevention, in communities, we not only outreach the people through our educational & awareness seminars like holistic approach for healthy life style, workshops on cancer awareness and disease prevention, etc., but we also support the similar events conducted by other organizations for the benefits of the society.

ParamCARE Foundation was invited by the Director, Office of Health Services, Middlesex County, NJ for participation and support the 10th Annual 5K Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk, on June 09, 2018, in Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ.
ParamCare Foundation had been gracious enough to have a table to showcase the events, services related to programs. More than 300 people were participated in Cancer Awareness Walk Event.

At the end of an event Mr. Lester Jones, Director-Middlesex County Health Officer, thanked Param Care Foundation for nonstop support for all the activities of the Middlesex County.

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart Disease:

There are many different kinds of heart disease. The most common is atherosclerosis which is the buildup of fatty deposits or plaques in the walls of arteries. As result of plaque formation, there is less space for blood to flow normally during circulation resulting in to less delivery of oxygen through­out the body, including to the heart. Depending on where the buildup is, it can cause a heart attack, leg pain, or a stroke. Atherosclerosis is not part of normal aging and can be serious.

Common Sign & Symptoms of Heart Disease:

Early heart disease may not have symptoms, or early symptoms may not be noticeable particularly in older adults. That’s why regular checkups with are important for diagnosis and prevention.

  • Pain in the chest shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back
  • Shortness of breath when active or at rest
  • Chest pain during physical activity that gets better when you rest
  • Lightheaded
  • Dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Easily tired or fatigued
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, legs, stomach, and/or neck
  • Less able to exercise or be physically active
  • Problems doing your normal activities

Prevention of Heart Disease:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Avoid spending hours every day sitting
  • Exercise
  • Keep your diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol under control
  • Manage your stress
  • Don’t drink a lot of alcohol
  • Regular Medical checkup & Tests
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