If you witness someone going into cardiac arrest, don’t be afraid to act, especially because that person may be someone you know in a familiar setting.
According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home, but often family and friends who witness someone going into cardiac arrest hesitate to perform potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for fear of making the situation worse.
However, CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival if performed immediately, according to the American Heart Association. In fact, the Hands-Only CPR technique recommended by the American Heart Association can save lives and does not require the mouth-to-mouth breathing that many people associate with CPR.
When your looking to save your heart and control your diabetes fruit can play an important part in your heart health.
When you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly treat that can help keep your blood sugar within a healthy range, look no farther than the produce drawer of your refrigerator or the fruit basket on your kitchen table.
I encourage people to shrink their portion sizes and focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods. Try to get your protein from plant-based sources, nuts, and more lean meats like chicken, rather than through processed meats or red meat. Keep a running diary of what you eat every day as a “reality check” to make sure you’re choosing the right foods and the right amount of foods.
Believe it or not, the notion that fruit is not safe when you need to watch your A1C is a popular diabetes myth that has been debunked again and again. Indeed, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), many types of fruit are loaded with good-for-you vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber — a powerful nutrient that can help regulate blood sugar levels and decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.