Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy Lane Ross & Larisa Dixon- Recap of 8-16-14 talking about Diabetes

Hey guys we hope you enjoyed the show this morning on News Talk Radio 710AM. On the show we talked about how diabetes has affected our families personally.

From Larisa...
I wanted to personally say how absolutely wonderful it was to hear the news that Cindy's dad had pulled through his triple bypass on Wednesday.
If you guys missed the show, Cindy shared with us that this past weekend her dads blood sugar had bottomed out while he was with a friend at the casinos in Mississippi. He actually ended up basically dying for about 4 minutes. However the quick response from the casino and ambulance workers they were able to bring him back. Then they were told he was in a coma and would more than likely remain in a vegetative state. Cindy and her brother made the decision to transfer him back to Mobile to be closer to family. Not to long after she received a call from her brother that her dad had started responding to touch and commands. CRAZY! He was transferred to Providence Hospital here in Mobile where they discovered his heart was severely blocked. So he underwent a triple bypass and the next day he looked like this...
Step Out With Us!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA’s signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts YOU put into this event. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes.
Check back often for updates on the Step Out Walk! We will be supplying important information including fundraising ideas, kickoff event details and walk day specifics.
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The power of prayer and the will to live is an amazing thing.

I personally lost my dad in 1997 due to complications of diabetes. At the time of his death he had had a kidney transplant, lost both legs and 8.5 fingers. Had numerous laser eye surgeries and cataract surgeries. Among many other things, he was 50 years old. My dad was not old when he passed. He had the will to live and he lived everyday like it was his last.

So back to the show...
We talked to Carole Grant with the American Diabetes Association here in Mobile on the show. She talked about the upcoming Step Out:Walk to Stop Diabetes coming up on October 11th. The walk will be at The University Of South Alabama Moulten Bell Tower.

The STEP OUT Walk to STOP DIABETES has been going on for 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 in that time. CLICK HERE to find the date of your local STEP OUT walk. 
Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts YOU put into this event. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes.

We hope all of you local peeps will join The Fat to Fit Radio Show on October 11th at USA to walk and show our support for this wonderful charity. Bring the kids, your friends, and family members out for a fun day of music, food, kids activities, and most of all to show support by lacing up your walking shoes and supporting a great cause. Lets help raise as much money as we can to hopefully one day find a cure.

Here is a chart kind of explaining the difference in Type 1, Type2, and Gestational Diabetes...

If you think you may have diabetes and just really aren't sure, here are some classic signs...
Please make an appointment with a doctor if you feel like you may have experienced these classic signs.

My husband (Larisa) was diagnosed at 5 yrs old. His mom and dad noticed he urinating a lot, so they took him to the pediatrician and they diagnosed him with Type 1 diabetes. At the age of 32 he now wears an insulin pump. The pump has really given him the freedom he didn't have before. If you have diabetes, I would def look into it.

We also gave you some tips on running with diabetes, here are the eight tips from The Joslin Diabetes Center

Eight Tips for Running with Diabetes

“Walking is for everyone and provides tremendous health benefits,” says Michael See, M.S., R.C.E.P., a clinical exercise physiologist at Joslin. “Jogging is a great form of exercise for individuals who prefer to participate in a more vigorous exercise program,” he adds. The following are his tips to get the benefits of a healthy running program:
1. Get your doctor’s clearance. People with diabetes should consult their health care providers if they want to go beyond purposeful walking, to make sure that they are not at risk for cardiovascular, orthopedic or other problems.
2. Walk before you run. Go from walking to running in a gradual process. Begin with purposeful walking (for half an hour or so), then combine walking and jogging, and then increase the jogging.
3. Wear the right footwear. Consult with an expert when you buy the shoes. Make sure that they fit well and are appropriate for running.
4. Dress appropriately. Dress in layers; wear absorbent materials close to skin to wick away perspiration and an outer layer to protect you from the wind and other elements. Wear a reflective vest if you’re out at night.
5. Find a partner or role model. Look in your community for running groups or clubs. Invite your neighbor or colleague to join together during lunch. If you’re interested in going the distance and even maybe running a marathon, pair up with someone who has done it.
6. Keep a goal in mind. You may want to set your sights on an event such as a five-kilometer road race for charity.
7. Have a plan for managing your diabetes. Measure your blood sugar before and after the activity (and during it, if needed). Carry juice, a sports drink, a piece of fruit or glucose tablets. Keep a training log, recording your miles and your blood glucose readings.
8. Listen to your body. Starting gradually and being consistent are the secrets to improving your health and fitness, avoiding injury and managing your blood sugar levels.

We hope that you guys enjoyed a more serious show. Diabetes is everywhere. Everyone knows someone that has or will have Diabetes in their life. Lets make a difference.

Thanks again for all of your support for the show. We would love to hear from you. Check out the @FattoFitRadio website HERE!

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