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    If you live in northern Virginia or the DC: Metro area and want to learn more about treating diabetes, STDs or the common flu, you might find these resources informative and helpful. To get in touch with one of our medical experts at Prime Medical Center, call (877) 208-9430.

    • On the Daily Nexus, read a recent study by UCSB and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute detailing the molecular relationship between obesity and diabetes.
    • This page from Ask Dr. Sears details the 12 symptoms of the common flu and which symptoms should determine when you make a trip to your primary care physician.

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    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.

    Vitamin D levels—key to warding off type 1 diabetes?

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    Relationship Between Food and Diabetes

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    Studies show that the percentage of Americans afflicted with type-2 diabetes is on the rise. Fortunately, it is easy to take your health into your own hands by monitoring how you consume and burn calories. Here are a few simple tips for following a diet that will make your body less prone to adult-onset diabetes.

    Lose Weight

    There is a clear correlation between diabetes and obesity. According to the Obesity Society, “Almost 90% of people with type-2 diabetes are overweight.” Being overweight makes it more difficult for your body to regulate blood sugar levels and produce insulin—this is why many people afflicted with type-2 diabetes take regular insulin injections. Reducing your body weight by just 5 or 10 percent can drastically reduce your risk of developing adult-onset diabetes. You can achieve this from 20-30 minutes of daily exercise and, also, favoring fruits and vegetables over sugars and starches.

    Go Grain

    Eating a bread or pasta product that advertises “refined” or “enriched” grain cuts valuable nutrients from your diet. A whole grain consists of three parts: the bran, which is a hard outer shell, rich in fiber and B vitamins, the germ, which is an inner layer rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and the endosperm, which is the starchy kernel of the grain. Refined grains only offer you the starchy endosperm, often “enriched” with chemical compounds to compensate for the lost nutrients. Favoring whole grains will keep your body nourished and allow greater control over glucose levels.

    Control Portions, Control Calories

    You don’t have to cut your favorite foods from your diet to reduce your risk of diabetes. Being conscious of portion control— how much food you put on your plate— will keep you from overeating and gaining weight. Start with little tweaks in your diet: instead of drinking a whole 12 oz can of soda, drink water or another healthy choice.

    Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or simply want to prevent it by adopting healthier habits, the experienced physicians at Prime Medical Center can help you. Chat with our qualified staff of primary care physicians and utilize our diabetes resources. If you’re in the D.C. Metro area and want to make an appointment or get more information, call us at (877) 208-9430.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.

    Type 1 diabetes is on the rise in children. If current trends continue, new cases in kids younger than 5 could double by 2020.

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    Each day, more than 4,000 adults are diagnosed with the diabetes, and about 200 people die from it.

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