Baseline

 

Our flagship diabetes program addresses the topics below. DashBoard users can integrate with their own teaching modalities to fine tune their point of view.

While some of these category overlaps will be redundant to health professionals, we find this to be helpful in delivering digestible health lessons to patients.

White Flour

As the unhealthiest staple of a typical Black household, we make extra effort to reduce all refined flour intake

Carbohydrates

DGA allows for 20% of daily calories.  We suggest 100 carbs per day and 50 carbs on some days

Sugar

We push for both sugar and added sugar reduction in diets

Sugary Drinks

We aim to reduce all calories from all beverage consumption

Sodium

Black people are predisposed to hypertension, so we are extra mindful of sodium intake

Processed Meats

Deli meats, hot dogs, sausages and other highly processed meats are severely reduced

Fried Meats

Another cultural tradition, the aim is to reduce fried meats as well as flour and batter

Saturated Fats

Highly debatable topic, the research does not draw causation to heart disease - neutral

Meat

Often times, "good" meat is the victim of being lumped in with processed meats. But chicken, beef, turkey and fish are part of our balance meal plan

Medication

We aim to support the PCP in deprescribing medications as health metrics improve

Fasting

Presented as an option to consider in a supervised manner

(not for insulin patients)

Plant Based

Encouraged to add plant based plate/dinner options to food routine

Stress

Often a trigger for impluse eating, we discuss importance of better management

Sleep

Encourage to get adequate amount of sleep

Hydration

Encourage to hydrate throughout the day

Exercise

We promote exercise as a medicine, not as a chore

Snacks

Replace the snack and defeat the urges in advance 

Veggies

Vegetables in their pure form

Whole Grains

Healthier and more filling then white and refined grains

Love

Learn to love ourselves, take care of ourselves and support each other

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