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Diabetes And The Health Care Team, Ingrid Adams Nov 2010

Diabetes And The Health Care Team, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Diabetes is a disease that affects many parts of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, heart, legs and feet. As a result, a team approach to taking care of the disease can be very helpful. When a team of individuals works together problems are identified earlier, and it is easier to reduce or prevent diabetes complications.

You, your doctor and family members may be the initial members of your team. Other team members may include a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, diabetes nurse, pharmacist, dentist, eye doctor, foot doctor, social worker and a mental health counselor.

You ...


Monitoring Blood Glucose, Ingrid Adams Nov 2010

Monitoring Blood Glucose, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Blood glucose monitoring lets you know what your blood glucose level is at the time of testing. The reading provides helpful information on how well you are managing your diabetes. Keeping your blood glucose level within the target range set by you and your doctor reduces the risk of diabetes complications. It is important to check your blood glucose regularly so you can see how certain foods, activities and medicine affect your blood glucose level.


Broccoli, Lisa Lewis Oct 2010

Broccoli, Lisa Lewis

All Current Publications

This guide to eating, selecting, cooking, and storing broccoli.


Carbohydrate Counting, Ingrid Adams Sep 2010

Carbohydrate Counting, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a way of keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you get from the foods you eat. Carbohydrate counting can help you manage your blood glucose levels.


Development Of A Nutrition Education Program For Hispanic Women Of South Carolina Based On Nutrition And Cooking Classes Using The Health Belief Model And The Social Cognitive Theory, Marta Gamboa Acuna Aug 2010

Development Of A Nutrition Education Program For Hispanic Women Of South Carolina Based On Nutrition And Cooking Classes Using The Health Belief Model And The Social Cognitive Theory, Marta Gamboa Acuna

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During 2005, Hispanics became the largest minority group in the country. In the case of South Carolina during 2006, the Hispanic population represented 3.5% of its entire population. In general, Hispanics have lower level of income and education, and higher obesity rates than other ethnic groups. In addition, several studies have shown that Hispanics lack a basic knowledge regarding health and healthy eating, food combinations, portion size and cooking skills. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a nutrition and cooking program for Hispanics with low income and low education levels. To determine participants' needs, an ...


Diabetes And Hemoglobin A1c, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And Hemoglobin A1c, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Diabetes is often called a “silent disease” because it can cause serious complications without symptoms. A person with diabetes may feel healthy and still have too high a level of blood glucose. It is important to know how well you are managing your blood glucose level. Knowing your Hemoglobin A1C, or average blood glucose, helps you to see how well you are managing your diabetes over time.


Diabetes And High Blood Pressure, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And High Blood Pressure, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Did you know?

  • If you have diabetes you are more likely to develop high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
  • A person with diabetes and hypertension is two to four times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.
  • If you have diabetes and hypertension, you are more likely to have diabetes complications, such as kidney disease, eye problems that may lead to blindness, and nerve problems.


Diabetes And Cholesterol, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And Cholesterol, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

People with diabetes should pay attention to their cholesterol levels because high levels of blood cholesterol can lead to heart disease. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. When they do, they are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease.


Qualitative Description Of College Students' Dinner Groups, Brita Michelle Ball Apr 2010

Qualitative Description Of College Students' Dinner Groups, Brita Michelle Ball

Theses and Dissertations

Objective: The purpose of this study was to discover how college students conduct dinner groups and students' perceptions of the benefits and difficulties of participation.

Design: Qualitative study conducted with seven focus groups.

Setting: A university campus.

Participants: Thirty-six college students participating in dinner groups. Dinner groups were defined as a group of ≥3 people cooking for each other (or together) and eating together ≥4 times a week.

Analysis: The focus groups were recorded, transcribed, coded, and reconciled. NUDIST® NVivo software was used in identifying themes and subthemes.

Results: Dinner groups were composed of roommates and/or other students living ...