Diabetes costs Mainers $1.6 billion every year. The costs are for treatment of severe complications like hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke, amputations and prosthetics, surgery to prevent blindness and dialysis.
I get it. I know how hard it is to cut back on candy, sweets and chips. I grew up binging on lots of Bazooka bubblegum, Zero candy bars and Charles Chips. I was tall and lanky and I could eat anything I wanted and not gain weight. That changed in adulthood and so did my […]
The saying “everything in moderation” has given our culture an excuse to become “carbivores”, meaning, “over-consumers of junk carbs”. We don’t think twice about up-sizing or “frapping” that coffee. I certainly was part of that crowd up until my blood sugars were in the prediabetes range. The candy stash at work, the donut for breakfast, the chips in […]