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1 Arbonne and Diabetes Shared by a Registered Dietician & Certified Diabetes Educator First off, this is not a be-all and end-all for diabetes patients. Diabetes patients should be: Under the care of a physician Seeing a registered dietician or certified diabetes educator to help construct a healthy diet and regulate blood sugar levels Factors for developing diabetes: Genetics / family history Excessive weight [particularly in the abdominal area] Sedentary lifestyle The 30 Days to Feeling Fit plan that Arbonne has is designed: Better management of blood sugars Potential to reduce or even eliminate medication from regimen Reduce toxicity [Type 1 Diabetes] Typical complications with Diabetes: Heart disease Stroke High blood pressure Nervous system damage Numbing of hands/feet Gastroperesis [problems with digesting food] Blindness Kidney/renal disease Oral health problems But you re not destined to suffer from these complications once taking care of health becomes a priority Diet misinformation out there: You can t eat sugar You can t drink orange juice You can t eat anything white Food is broken down into three categories: Fat Protein Carbohydrates sugar [glucose] in the bloodstream Feeds our cells So do not take out of your diet to reduce/manage weight or manage blood sugar levels! We need carbohydrates to function Amount of carbohydrates needs to be consistent

2 Same amount at each meal/snack And a diabetes educator or dietician can determine the right amount for each individual diabetes patient No less than 30g of carbs / meal 15g of carbs / snack You can still splurge once in a while, on cookies, candies, etc J Premium food choices are best: And Arbonne Essentials fits into this category The Essentials line also helps reduce oxidated stress to the body and can help repair cellular damage 30 Days to Feeling Fit plan Guaranteed to reduce abdominal or belly fat Fat around the midsection specifically causes insulin resistance or decreased insulin sensitivity Sugar travels through the body trying to get into the cells to provide energy Insulin is the key to unlock the cells and allow sugar to enter cells and provide necessary energy Decreased insulin levels or inefficient insulin cause sugar to be blocked from some of the body s cells [not enough keys for all the locks or bum keys for the locks] Arbonne Essentials is truly functional food The Arbonne protein shake creates lean body mass [protein] Pea protein high in an amino acid called argenine, which helps reduce blood pressure, facilitates increase in lean body mass, and decreases body fat, all through increased insulin sensitivity The protein shake should be a meal replacement, not an addition, unless the diabetes patient is skipping breakfast [and the protein shake can take the place of breakfast in the morning] why, because the protein shake adds carbohydrates to the diet Co-Q10 this is low in those individuals with heart disease or diabetes Shown to reduce plaquing in the artery walls and improve gingival [gum] health Alfalfa an ingredient in ancient Chinese medicine Shown to decrease kidney problems, lower cholesterol levels, decrease strokes, and decrease blood sugar levels Ginseng also an ingredient in ancient Chinese medicine Once one of the most highly regarded energy tonics in ancient Chinese history Provides the antioxidant effect good for stress Kelp assists the body in decreasing LDL cholesterol [low density lipoproteins plaque the artery walls] HDL is increased by cardiovascular exercise Kelp decreases blood sugar levels Sugar cane [as opposed to table sugar] is Arbonne s sugar on the protein shake label

3 Two kinds of sugar on the label: Dietary fiber: complex carbohydrate Sugar: simple carbohydrate Glycemic index: Lower the number, slower it is in turning through the body system Higher the number, will raise blood sugar levels quickly and fast; all of it gets to the body at once [ sugar rush ] Sugar cane has a low glycemic index and is unrefined Conversely, table sugar is the refined form of sugar cane; many beneficial nutrients are stripped in the refining process Fructose has a low glycemic index [19] and is a natural sweetener for Arbonne products Table sugar has a G.I. of 65 Fiber Boost 12 grams of dietary fiber All soluble fiber Soluble fiber slows the digestion of food content in the stomach and intestine; you feel fuller longer, and it steadies the flow of sugar into the bloodstream Low glycemic index Fiber is the indigestible part of fruit, vegetables, and grains Does not digest or turn to glucose in the bloodstream Buffers the other carbohydrates from turning into sugar and going into the bloodstream There are 15 grams of carbohydrate in the Fiber Boost, but 12g of those are buffered by fiber, so only 3g total of carbohydrate negligible The America Dietetic Association recommends grams of fiber per day Use fiber boost twice / day = 24g fiber Rest of diet can account for the other 11g Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol levels The Heart Health Bonus Energy Fizz Tabs Carbohydrate-free! Great substitute for coffee Green tea in the tabs: Decrease body fat Increase insulin sensitivity Tuorene Decrease blood glucose levels If blood glucose levels are already well controlled, do not drink fizz tabs on an empty stomach [i.e. before breakfast] it could lower blood sugar levels quickly Fit Chews 2 fit chews = 14g carbohydrate an appropriate snack

4 Staves off hunger Do not use to substitute a meal Great to throw in with a snack, too Antioxidant & Immunity Booster Diabetes patients have a more compromised immune system and are more prone to illness and infection Infection / illness = elevated blood sugars And elevated blood sugars help to feed the illness, making it more difficult for the body to recover The Antioxidant & Immunity Booster has a wide spectrum of antioxidants not provided by most daily diets Antioxidants works to fight and prevent free radicals caused by mental and physical stress, and toxins in the environment are nearly unavoidable Contains bruerski Rich in B-vitamins Chromium improves glucose tolerance Restores the natural floor of the GI tract ORAC value of This provides the benefits of eating all of: 1.5 oranges [vitamin C] 16 oz milk [calcium] 1 cup almonds [riboflavin] 10 eggs [vitamin B12] 2 cups of lima beans [zinc] 3.5 cups white rice [selenium] The antioxidant benefits of: 3 apricots 5 zucchini 1 kiwi 1 cup watermelon 1 cup cucumber Calcium Plus 20 year study: Vitamin D and Calcium intake correlated to a reduction in the risk of developing diabetes For diabetes patients, calcium will reduce insulin resistance and improve pancreatic function Omega-3 Contains flaxseed oil Helps repair cellular damage from free radicals (especially if not using Antioxidant & Immunity Booster) caused by long-term increased blood sugar levels Power Packs Provides the following: Multivitamin

5 Detox (Herbal) Tea Multimineral Probiotics Antioxidants Digestive enzymes bone health Prostate health [men] or added calcium [women] With a compromised immune system, it is more important than ever to be taking a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral The American Medical Association recommends that everyone take a multivitamin and multi-mineral supplement No one has a highly varied diet every day to give us the needed vitamins and minerals Probiotics: good bacteria (similar to fiber indigestible) Probiotics and prebiotics interact in the digestive system to change the ph level of your intestinal contents, increase enzyme levels, and detoxify carcinogens, to fight against disease and illness (this is how the Digestion Plus product works) A typical multi-vitamin and multi-mineral has an ORAC value of about 4,000. Arbonne Power Packs are at an ORAC value of 10,000 [provides antioxidant power/punch] Black Pepper increases absorption of nutrients, and quickly Contains 9 detoxifying herbs Doctors now recommend milk thistle be added to everyone s diets Prevents and repairs damage to the liver caused by toxic chemicals and the toxic residues in medications (such as for diabetes) 7-Day Cleanse Excellent addition to the 30 Days to Feeling Fit plan Not a fast! just a cleanse Good Detox for bad diet or long-term medications FC5 Cooling Foot Crème for daily feet checks Nervous system damage is one common complication with diabetes numbness in hands and feet Easy to have a cut on the bottoms of the feet that isn t felt Can become infected, and blood sugars love to feed the infection Inspect feet by putting the foot crème on feet every day Also helps keep skin hydrated, as high blood sugar levels dehydrate the body Best to keep all skin hydrated Use the FC5 skin conditioning oil for dry spots Have regular dental prophylaxis/cleanings & comprehensive exams, brush & floss to reduce gingivitis/gum infections, and use an electric toothbrush to increase blood circulation in gum tissues.

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