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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Page 12 HMONG N-I00W YEAR m m m One nation members completed the traditional dressing of Sean McCroskey, after they presented the Hmong style show. Last Monday, a week ago, mem- bers of the One Nation Club held a special celebration for students and guests featuring fine enter- tainment and fine Hmong food dishes. Above Left: Sena Xiong sang a song in the Hmong language. Left Middle: These members of the One Nation Club got the food ready to serve. Above: Guests were served a sampling of Hmong food. Left: One Nation Members pre- sented a traditional Hmong skit which was based on things from their rich history. MDH encourages these 5 Tips for an enjoya In Minnesota, nearly 300,000 adults have type 2 diabetes, and as many as 1.4 million Minnesotans have prediabetes. Most do not know it. Of those esti- mated to have prediabetes, only about 1 in 6 people even know they have the condi- tion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines prediabetes as a senous health condi- tion that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The focus on food during the holi- days can often be an anxious time for those with diabetes. Here are five tips endorsed by the American Diabetes Association: * Think about the timing of your meal. If you take insulin injections or a pill that lowers blood glucose, you may need to have a snack at your normal meal time to prevent a low blood glucose reaction. Check with your health care team about this. * Be physically active! Start a new tradition that involves physical activity. Ideas include taking a walk with the whole family or playing Frisbee, soccer, or touch football with your chil- dren, grandchildren, or the neighborhood kids. Have foods to nibble on while you are cooking or waiting to eat. Make sure the foods you choose won't sabotage blood glucose lev- els before the meal. Bring a platter of raw or blanched veggies with your favorite low-calorie dip or have a few small pieces of low-fat cheese. *Make selective food choices. Many traditional holiday foods are high in carbohydrates: mashed pota- toes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and other des- serts. Don't feel like you have to sample everything on the table. Have a reasonable por- tion of your favorites and pass on the rest. For example, if stuffmg is your favorite, pass on rolls. Choose either sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. If you really want to try everything, make your portions smaller. Overall, try to keep your total carbohy- drate intake like a regular day. *Eat your vegetables. Offer to bring a green salad or a side of steamed veg- gies that have been seasoned. Non-starchy veggies are low in carbs and calories. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is calling attention to the small, but important steps families can take together to delay or pre- vent type 2 diabetes - not only during the holidays but throughout the year. MDH works with local partners to offer a community-based, lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes. I CAN Prevent Diabetes is one of the names used in Minnesota for the National Diabetes Prevention Program At Sanford Westbrook Medical Center we recognize you want comprehensive health care from local providers at medical centers and clinics you know and trust. Providers who are convenient. Close to home. Connected to the community. Abdul Khan, MD, is accepting new patients. And committed to providing you a lifetime of health and healing. ruday, 1o&30 p,rn, To ch,dgto An appointment, tt $=ntord Wttbrook Medl=l ontCr a (5071 ;t?a.tfl;tl. SANFt|RU Westbrook ana diabetes-healthy holiday season - a curriculum constructed on research that found that peo- ple who lost a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increased physi- cal activity reduced their chances of developing dia- betes by 58 percent over a three-year period. See a specialist Endoscopy Joseph Wittett, MD Orthopedics JoyceTarbet. MD Cardiol.ogy Kelly Steffen, DO Generat Surgery Efithimios Bakatakos. MD Traci Kruse, MD Nephrotogy Anthony Rupp, MD Podiatry Nathan Hensley. DPM Adult Psychiatry Danhong Zhao. MD Child Psychiatry Steven Cochran. MD Efithimios Bakalakos, MD General Surgery For more information, call 150712'/-6121. sanfordwest