Patti LaBelle Changed Her Lifestyle After a Surprising Diabetes Diagnosis. How Can You?

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Early diagnosis and intervention is the starting point for living well with diabetes and it’s a lesson that legendary singer and entertainer Patti LaBelle has taken to heart and lives every day with Hood Calorie Countdown.

When Patti LaBelle learned she had diabetes over 20 years ago, she thought that meant no more fun in the kitchen. It’s a thought that the 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes each year probably have. However, she soon realized that she could not just live with diabetes – but live well.

For Patti and many like her, a diabetes diagnosis can be a wake-up call to take better care of yourself, commit to a daily exercise routine and start being more mindful of what you eat.

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To get the word out about how anyone can live a fit and fabulous life with diabetes, Patti LaBelle and Liz Ward, Hood Nutritionist, teamed with D S Simon Media, YourUpdate TV, and Hood Calorie Countdown on a nationwide media tour.

“Hood Calorie Countdown has 42% fewer calories, 75% less sugar and 67% fewer carbohydrates than regular milk – and is a great diabetic-friendly or low-calorie option for those that miss milk in their diet. Hood Calorie Countdown is a great option for those focused on living a more mindful lifestyle – myself and Ms. Patti included,” said Liz Ward, Hood Nutritionist.

Hood Calorie Countdown provides 25% of your Daily Value for calcium and 25% of your Daily Value for Vitamin D (based on a 2,000-calorie diet) per one cup service. Not only does Hood Calorie Countdown have many nutritional benefits, but it’s also creamy and delicious, which means you can live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying a bowl of cereal or a cup of coffee.

“Hood Calorie Countdown lets me enjoy my oatmeal and smoothies in the morning without worrying about counting calories or carbs!” said LaBelle.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

About HP Hood LLC:
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and the company’s portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart®, Heluva Good!®, LACTAID®, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® and Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes. For more information about Hood, please visit

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