Showing posts tagged as 'type-ii-diabetes'

Was It Really Random?

Tags: Diabetes, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 23, 2011 07:30

Yesterday, forty-two people from our Hispanic community were screened for Diabetes. They had previously taken a risk assessment at a Faith Fighting Diabetes event, and the results showed that they were at high risk for either having the disease or were pre-diabetic.It was very humbling for me to walk into the crowded waiting room and see all the people there. This was the first screening we had...


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Could This Be Us?

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 18, 2011 08:37

Since I started this blog last March, I've been writing about the great need to work on improving our overall health. I've brought up the shocking statistic that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will have Type II diabetes.Those with ethnic backgrounds will have it even worse. Unless things improve quickly, a full fifty percent of Hispanic and African-American children born in the year...


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Living In Denial

Tags: Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

January 17, 2011 06:39

I was talking to a friend yesterday at church about Faith Fighting Diabetes. I wanted him to know about last week's outreach to the Hispanic members of our congregation and how many of them will be screened this upcoming Saturday. I thought he would be interested because he's a diabetic himself.Then he dropped a bombshell. I'm in total denial. I don't do anything I'm supposed to do. What...


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Faith Fighting Diabetes

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 10, 2011 18:52

Tomorrow, we're having our second meeting of the Faith Fighting Diabetes Action Team. And I'm really excited, because I have some great news to share about an Information Session we had with a group of about 100 Hispanic people at my church this past Sunday.If you're new to this site, let me fill you in briefly about Faith Fighting Diabetes. This past summer, I met with some folks at my local...


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Oh My

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Travel, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

December 22, 2010 21:16

It's always fun to visit a new place. I really enjoyed my time in Mississippi, although I only saw a small portion of the state. One thing struck me during my brief time there, however and it involves food. Mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the country, with over 33% of the population considered obese.Those who read this blog on a regular basis know that where there's obesity, Type...


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Lentils with Wine Glazed Vegetables

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

December 18, 2010 20:19

This recipe is one of the first I posted on my blog, and it quickly became a favorite. I'm making some changes to the look and feel of my site, so I'm re-posting some older recipes in a single format, rather than all the recipes together in a running list. It will make it much easier to find recipes and other posts in the future.So, why lentils? First off, they've become a great staple in my...


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Self-Discipline

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Type-ii-diabetes

December 15, 2010 20:33

It's funny, today I was going to remind everyone about the importance of having some self-discipline during the holidays, and my friend Todd Burrier beat me to it :) His blog posting is below, and it's great. I know you'll get as much out of it as I did.The other day, I wroteabout the importance of being intentional, especially those who are watching their weight and/or are diabetic, and how...


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Be Cautious

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Type-ii-diabetes

December 14, 2010 06:31

As I was first beginning makingallthingsnew, I spent a lot of time checking out the blogs which focused on diabetes. There's one blog that had been around a long time, and I went through all his old posts looking to see how we addressed the various aspects of this disease.I liked most of what I read, but I was surprised at all the pharmaceutical ads on the site. Then, in one of his posts, I...


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Easy Chili

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

December 10, 2010 14:50

I raced home from the gym the other day and I was starving. I was craving a bowl of chili, and remembered that I had all the ingredients waiting in my kitchen.Since the summer, I've been stocking my pantry with lots of canned goods, and I pick them up whenever they're on sale. Be sure to get no salt added items whenever possible.I also have an assortment of dried beans, but they take an...


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The Full Plate Diet

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

December 09, 2010 12:36

Looking for one more gift for someone special? Someone you really care about? Consider picking them up a copy of The Full Plate Diet.This New York Times bestseller isn't pushing some fad diet. Instead, it's about getting back to basics. The whole premise is that we can lose weight and feel better by eating more fiber.The authors cite several major studies which show those who eat a diet rich in...


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Upcoming Retreats


Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

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