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“It” Must Be Stopped – How?

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March 2, 2015 by Johanna Burani

1 in 11 Americans has it.

1 in 4 adults, who has it, doesn’t know it.

1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing it.

 “It” is diabetes.

And it must be stopped.

ADA logoThe American Diabetes Association’s latest conference on diabetes was held this past weekend in New York City and I was there. I listened to the updated Standards of Care for classifying, diagnosing, preventing and treating prediabetes and diabetes, best practices and emerging treatment options, new insights into the development of diabetes from human microbiome studies, and much, much more.

There was also animated discussion about lifestyle therapies: how to achieve better and consistent eating habits, how to encourage physical activity, how to address the distress of living with a chronic disease.

If you, dear reader, are or could be a statistic listed above, my question to you today is not “What should you change to improve your health?” You already know that answer. I’m asking you instead, “How are you going to start improving your health?”

How will you stop diabetes – today?


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Gushers vs Tricklers


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Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

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