November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Type II diabetes affects 25.8 million adults and children in the US. That is a lot of people. And, it does not have to be that way because it is a preventable disease.
Diabetes is caused by the body not correctly processing glucose which is a form of sugar in the blood. The most common type of diabetes is type II diabetes. This is when the body does not produce enough insulin and must supplement with insulin treatments and a careful diet. Side effects of diabetes that is not managed correctly include damage to the nerves, eyes, kidneys, heart, and blood vessels. Your health is nothing to play with.
My own father had diabetes for several years. And eventually after developing some other health problems that were probably due to the fact that he did not properly manage his diabetes, he passed away.
Better’n Eggs wants to bring awareness to how important it is for us to manage and even prevent diabetes. It has been said for quite a while that egg whites are much better for us than egg yolks. Avoiding the extra cholesterol can be a key factor in managing and preventing diabetes. Crystal Farms Better’n Eggs and AllWhites are fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low-calorie alternatives to your typical store bought egg. AllWhites is 100% liquid egg whites, nothing added. Better’n Eggs is 98% liquid egg whites, plus 2% vitamins and minerals. At only half the calories of shell eggs, they each have only 25 calories per serving. And they are also great sources of protein.
If you would like to learn more about diabetes join the Mamavation #BetternEggs twitter party with Bob Green November 16, 2011, 8 – 10 pm EST. See the Mamavation site for more information.
You can also check out some awesome recipes on the AllWhites and Better’n Eggs website like the Mini Turkey Meatloaves.