Battling Diabetes on a Budget - Eating Healthy during a Pandemic

Updated: Sep. 29, 2020 at 10:07 AM EDT
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The Ohio Diabetes Consortium recognizes there is a strong correlation between cardiovascular disease and diabetes and aims to tackle both with healthful living. It has recruited physicians from seven Ohio medical schools including UC. To make that dollar stretch in the midst of COVID think about using dried or canned foods though some preparation is needed before eating. Rinsing the canned fruit can remove extra sugar, while rising and roasting canned vegetables can remove salt and improve flavor. Rinse and dry the vegetables and spread them on a cookie sheet and then bake at 475 degrees for up to 20 minutes. Unsalted nuts make a high protein snack, while eggs, canned tuna and canned chicken are inexpensive source of protein at mealtime. Get moving because exercise improves physical and mental health. If you are comfortable walking in your neighborhood it's an alternative to the gym and cheaper. Walking 30 minutes daily is a good start. Exercise can also be done from your home. There are virtual classes for activities such as yoga and certain exercises to improve balance and strength for individuals with limited mobility