SPOTLIGHT ON AADE's DPP TEAM:
It is never too early to plan ahead! What are you doing for National Diabetes Month in November? Metropolitan Hospital in Reed City, MI already has tactics to market the National DPP to their employees and community at their big, prediabetes management focus event. They will have a screening table set up within the hospital in honor of the nationally recognized month.
Rayleen Foster, MS, RD, CDE, and Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, CDE, are two lifestyle coaches conducting AADE's DPP at Metropolitan Hospital. They have worked in a variety of settings, including: research, pediatrics, corporate, non-profit, public health, and outpatient health care. They have even led a diabetes prevention pilot program prior to teaching this nationally recognized program. Their extensive background in this field and enthusiasm to launch the National DPP in Michigan has contributed to the successes of the program and eagerness of participants to enroll!
Rayleen says that Metropolitan Hospital's central approach to marketing the National DPP has been sending letters to patients previously seen for pre-diabetes management classes, prior gestational diabetes patients, and physician referrals. However, they wanted to expand their community outreach even farther. Throughout their 11 outpatient facilities, they have used various media channels, such as health television monitors in waiting rooms, to generate interest in participants they might have otherwise missed. As patients wait to be seen by a medical professional, an ad for the National DPP is shown every couple of minutes, which gets patients' attention and stimulates enough interest in the program that they talk about it with their physicians.
The participants already fully involved in the program, "are shocked!" says Raylene, "by the amount of valuable information they have learned through this program." By tracking something as simple as their fat grams, they have become mindful of the amount of fat and calories in foods and how to choose other healthy options. Many participants already have weight loss resulting from their efforts.
With the help of their organization's outreach program and their passion to continue helping individuals reach their goals, Rayleen and Patrice were able to give participants gifts such as pedometers and coupons towards local farmers markets for engaging in group participation and team camaraderie. These not only serve to reward their efforts, but also reinforce behaviors that will help reduce their risk of developing diabetes.
Each session gives participants the opportunity to collaborate, share and problem solve their experiences and challenges in everyday activities. Session 5- Physical Movement Activity
"You don't make these kinds of lifestyle changes alone."
A special thanks to Rayleen and Patrice in their continued efforts to deliver quality diabetes prevention in their community.
How much effort are you putting into your aerobic activity?
A simple way to measure activity is the "talk test" recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When performing moderate-intensity activity one can talk, but not sing. If you are doing more of a vigorous-intensity activity, you may only be able to say a few words without stopping to catch your breath.
When planning your next fitness routine and tracking your physical activity minutes, keep this list of examples in mind:
* Walking briskly (3 miles per hour or faster, but not race-walking)
* Water aerobics
* Bicycling slower than 10 miles per hour
* Tennis (doubles, but not singles)
* Ballroom dancing
* General gardening
* Race walking, jogging, or running
* Swimming laps
* Tennis (singles)
* Aerobic dancing
* Bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster
* Jumping rope
* Heavy gardening (continuous digging)
* Hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack
Eating a balanced diet and making other lifestyle changes are key to maximizing your health. Incorporating foods that are high in fiber such as navy beans, lima beans, chickpeas, lentils, and artichokes as a means of reducing risk of coronary artery disease. Dietary fiber intake is also associated with lower body weight. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23885994
Try this light refreshing salad on these hot summer days!
"The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and canolainfo.org
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad
The coarsely chopped spinach in this dish not only provides great color, but also packs more vitamins and minerals into every serving.
Yield: 12 serving / Serving Size: 1/3 bean mixture + 3/4 cup spinach
1/2 of 15- ounce can no-salt-added navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1 cup (1/2 ounce) loosely packed baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
8 pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 cups (1 1/2 ounces) loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1) Combine beans, tomatoes, chopped spinach, peppers, olives, basil, and garlic in a medium bowl
2) To serve, add canola oil and vinegar. Use a rubber spatula to toss ingredients gently until well coated. Place equal amounts of whole spinach leaves on four salad plates and spoon bean mixture on top.
Calories 105 Cholesterol 0 mg
Calories from fat 40 Sodium 115 mg
Total fat 4.5 g Total carbohydrate 12 g
Saturated fat 0.4 g Dietary fiber 4 g
Trans fat 0.0 g Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g
Exchanges per serving
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