Type II Diabetes: John Hughes

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Type II Diabetes: John Hughes

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The Type II diabetes epidemic: Left untreated, Type II diabetes can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, heart, muscles, and feet. It is diagnosed by looking at someone’s blood sugar levels, but complications can occur if not treated.

John Hughes – President of the American Diabetes Association and an eleven-year member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature on medical marijuana

Omicron 202: what do I eat that can be part of a healthy diet?

John Hughes: First, by eating healthy, we can eat more nutritious, balanced meals and snacks.

Then, the focus is on taking extra steps and what can be done to prevent Type II diabetes.

“Be physical with your diet; get up, walk at least five miles a day; drink lots of water. There are all kinds of cleanses; some good, some bad, and it makes sense to know what your goals are with food, be realistic, have fun,” Hughes said.

“Vegetables are good in moderation, you don’t have to eliminate it, but you don’t have to eat the same thing every day either. Juice is good, milk is good too, yogurt, probiotic shakes are good.”

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