Yourwellness Magazine Follows Up Type 1 Diabetes Children’s Congress

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With 150 young people with type 1 diabetes attending a JDRF Children’s Congress, Yourwellness Magazine explored if dietary changes could be a cure to diabetes.

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From Monday the 8th of July, 150 young people will attend the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress to speak with Ohio lawmakers about type 1 diabetes and reinforce funding efforts. All the children were chosen through an application process, and some will speak on the House and Senate floors. Mindy Bailey, marketing and communications specialist for the Southwest Ohio chapter of JDRF, commented, “These local fund-raising events really help show those delegates in Washington there are chapters all over the world trying to find that cure, but we also really need that money from the federal government to get us to that cure.” (

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored how dietary changes can reduce a child’s complications from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “If you have type 1 diabetes, dietary changes can improve your overall health and reduce your long-term risk of complications. If you have type 2 diabetes, however, it’s often possible to bring your glucose control back to normal by losing excess weight, exercising regularly and following a ‘low-glycaemic’ diet which does not cause rapid swings in your blood glucose levels.” (

Yourwellness Magazine explained how fresh raspberry and almond porridge can help diabetes sufferers to cut back on refined carbohydrates and cook without salt, while increasing their intake of fibre. This is based on a recipe of 150 g / 5½ oz oatmeal, 150 ml / 5 fl oz / almond milk (or semi-skimmed cows' milk or soy milk), 600 ml / 1 pint boiling water, 120 ml / 4 fl oz low-fat fromage frais, 250 g / 9 oz fresh or frozen raspberries, one juiced orange and a handful of flaked almonds. Yourwellness Magazine explained that this porridge has to be made the night before. (

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