Dining With Diabetes

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Many, if not most, people spend a lot of their time thinking about the food they are eating. How many calories? How much fat? How many carbohydrates? All are questions we ask ourselves often. But for diabetics, keeping an eye on the nutritional value and quantity of food you eat is especially important. However, diabetes does not have to limit the choices you have when dining. In fact, most recipes don’t have to change much at all when shaping your diet around your body’s needs. But there are a few lifestyle and dietary choices that require some extra caution: Continue reading

When are you considered OVERWEIGHT?

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The terms “obese” and “overweight” are labels used to categorize people into ranges that are helpful in identifying those who are heavier than what is generally healthy. To determine whether or not one falls into one of the two categories medical professionals use the Body Mass Index (BMI), a number that takes into account a person’s height and weight, which is then compared to a chart that identifies weight ranges. The BMI is used because it tends to accurately correlate with the amount of body fat a person possesses. Continue reading

Coloring Page

Here is this issue’s coloring page – designed by Lillian Chan.

Print it out, color it in, then send your finished product to our offices and you could win a prize! Or pick up a copy of the Sampan anywhere near you, color the picture in then send us the newspaper clipping! Best rendition of a phoenix wins!

Send in your colorings to:

Sampan
87 Tyler Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111