Thursday, November 26, 2009

OPP – Diabetes Care: How to Choose Your Foods

Diabetes is a disease that can not be cure thoroughly, hence, diabetes care is a lifelong responsibility and all patients must take round-the-clock commitment. Careful diabetes care can reduce the risk of serious or even life-threatening diabetes complications.

Keep a well-controlled diet as one of the ways to care for diabetes. Diabetic Diet for diabetics is simply a balanced healthy diet which is vital for diabetic treatment, however, a lot of people have the misconception that these diet consist only diabetic foods. Thus, Ms.Sunny Yong has kindly delivered a talk entitled “ Diabetes Care: How to choose your foods” on 23rh November 2009 (Monday). A diabetic must understand that making wise food choices will help them feel good everyday and even reduce their blood glucose level to a target range. To control the intake of sugar means to control the intake of carbohydrate foods. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of foods based on the glucose response by body after a meal, compared with a reference food (normally glucose or white bread). Meaning if we ate a plate of fried rice, it will result in a certain increase in blood glucose. Different foods result in different responses from the body. For instance, if we drank 50 grams of pure glucose diluted in water, we would trigger a much higher GI response than if you consumed 50 grams of fructose (fruit sugar), which is a low GI carbohydrate. They must learn how to select foods, included what type of foods as well as how much to eat.

Next up, Crown manager Mr. Wong Tiam Choy has also gave a motivation talk with a title of “The characteristics of a successful man”. Success is not the destination, but are the steps we take on the path to our destination. In order to succeed, we must successfully navigate the path to our dreams, goals, and objectives. Everyman wants to be successful isn’t it? Becoming a successful man is not an easy task! There are certain qualities that are absolutely necessary if you would like to become successful in any ventures. The successful ones share some common traits, such as persistent, avid goal settler, passionate, work hard, show value, courage and others.

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." –Dale Carnegie

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