Shaq Attacks Sleep Apnea

Please see the following video which features Shaq talking about his own experience with sleep apnea and the importance of recognizing and treating this serious condition.

Shaq Attacks Sleep Apnea

Read more about sleep apnea here; http://www.healthsupportservicesllc.com/?p=697

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Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

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What Diabetics Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Diabetic Care – Sleep Apnea

Today I want to talk about something that goes along with your diabetes and obesity. It is sleep apnea. We are pretty familiar with diabetes and obesity but what is this sleep apnea? Apnea is the Greek word for loss of breath. We normally call it snoring but it’s much more sinister than that; much worse than keeping your partner up all night. It causes serious complications within your body and makes treatment of your diabetes even more difficult. It is deadly to those of us in Wisconsin. Remember Reggie White star of the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl champion? He actually died from sleep apnea. Some reports say that as many as 80% of diabetics will have sleep apnea and that a full 30% may go undiagnosed, this is a very dangerous situation.

Here’s what I recommend. First gather information.  Google is a good place to start. Consult your healthcare professional if you think there’s any chance you may have sleep apnea. I can say from personal experience that the testing and treatment is a relatively simple process. You spend the night in a sleep clinic and they monitor you for the symptoms of sleep apnea. At that point if you have apnea they will probably recommend a machine that will put constant pressure on your airway to relieve the snoring. It’s not bad once you get used to it and after you’re used to it, you will not go to bed without it. Immediately you will notice the difference, with way more energy and you will not feel tired all day. Another good thing about treatment is that most insurance companies pay for the machine.  That’s good news because it’s a rather expensive out-of-pocket item if you have to go that route. The next thing you will notice (hopefully) is better numbers on your blood sugar tests. Some studies also indicate this may help your blood pressure return to normal and improve your outlook on life.

So the moral of the story is; if you have diabetes and are overweight, feel tired and sore a lot, you may want to get tested for sleep apnea and that should help you live a longer healthier more productive life.

Let me know if this information was helpful to you or anything else you’d like to know about diabetes, healthy living, and how you manage your diabetes.

Treat yourself well!

 

More to come this week on sleep apnea including a video with Shaquille O’neal.

 

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Come See us – Open House Saturday August 20th

Health Support Services will be sponsoring an event at Mrs Sippys  (12862 W Bluemound Rd Elm Grove) this Saturday August 20th from 1-6pm. 

Please come join us for free food, door prizes, product demonstrations, etc.

Health Support Services is giving away a free month of weight loss coaching and a free MochaTonix.

Mrs Sippys front page

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Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s 8/1/2011

Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s  8/1/2011

Today we’re flying out to Charlotte North Carolina for a Market America convention.

I’m quite familiar with the area around Milwaukee’s airport, and recently I saw a sign for a Suburbia submarine sandwich shop right across the street from the airport so that was my first target. I like Suburbia for submarine sandwiches because they use they have a rye bread and they use of vinegar and oil dressing on it which is good for low Glycemic aspect because the vinegar slows the digestion down and that’s what we’re looking for.

Unfortunately, that store was not open today so I chose Plan B; Oakland Gyro’s.  I’ve been here several times before so I’m familiar with the menu choices. Today my choice was 1/2 pound Gyro meat with a side of onions and tomato. This order also included the famous cucumber sauce so familiar to Gyro lovers. I was smart enough to ask for my meat on a plate instead of in the basket with the tissue paper and I must say that I learned that from experience. This was one of my favorite places nearby the airport for lunch and it didn’t let me down. From the Glycemic/diabetic eating standpoint it was a great meal. The meat is lean pure protein with onions and tomatoes or vegetables that are always good. If there was anything suspect it would have been the cucumber sauce but that wasn’t overly sweet so not really a concern. I think the main trick in this meal was not to order the pita that the sandwich would normally be served with. They have several other menu choices that may have made the low Glycemic cut but this is kind of a favorite and I treated myself today. I finished his meal off with my traditional glass of ice water would slice of lemon and I have to thank them for having the lemon slices readily available.

Being that this was a Greek flavored establishment, I think he could’ve had maybe some Mediterranean soup that might have some benefit to the millions of diabetic and low Glycemic people. I think they also could be offer a high-fiber flour tortilla like mission or some of the other brands that we recommend to make that sandwich taste good and still be low Glycemic friendly. I’m certainly not complaining about the menu selections here because they have plenty of things that would be acceptable to our low Glycemic diet and diabetic friendly. I would have to caution that the fried delicacies are probably not such a good choice and I would stay away from them….just because of the breading and fried components.  So all in all I have to thank Oakland Gyro’s in Milwaukee Wisconsin for being diabetic and low Glycemic friendly.

 

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

 

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