12:15 – 1:00 pm this Friday
Recipient: Gwen H.
Gwen always goes the extra mile; she definitely has helping hands and a willing heart. She just wants to make a difference. She sat with several of us when we started the Biggest Loser and helped us develop an individualized plan. She is teaching a class on Friday for the Biggest Loser contestants. She is always looking for ways to help her patients with supplies or advice, etc. She does the same for anyone in the community. She rocks!!! ”
Nominated By: Susan
Recipient: Jose G
“Jose is very pleasant and cheerful. He is happy to be here. He is very careful and good at what he does. He moves the rolling files under my desk and mops there each time. One time he was happy to reach some trash that had fallen ‘too far’ under the desk for me. I love it that we have such wonderful people like Jose to work with at Madison Memorial Hospital.”
Nominated By: Mary
Recipient: Mark L
“Mark had surgery on his foot and has come to work using a scooter for the last several weeks. He has remained cheerful and helpful. I really enjoy it when I get to work with him.”
Nominated By: Mary
Recipient: Kim S
“On MBU, we have come to really appreciate Kim’s eagerness to get in there and help with whatever we could need help with. It is not always easy being the new kid on the block, especially to have to learn new computer systems, new duties, etc. We are grateful that Kim has become part of our team.”
Nominated by: Nisi
Learn how to Calculate your BMI
To calculate your Body Mass Index, please do the following: Multiply your weight in pounds by 704.5. Divide that answer by your height in inches. Then divide that answer by your height in inches once more. The final answer is your Body Mass Index (BMI).
(704.5 X wt. in lbs. = N ; N ÷ ht. in inches = M ; M ÷ ht. in inches = BMI)
Most medical providers agree that if your BMI is 30 or greater, you have Insulin Resistance. If Insulin Resistance goes untreated, it will eventually cause heart disease (high cholesterol & high BP, etc.) as well as Type 2 diabetes. If your Fasting Blood Sugar is between 100 and 125, you already have pre-diabetes.
THE MAIN MESSAGE IS THAT YOU CAN REDUCE/ELIMINATE INSULIN RESISTANCE AND PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES by doing the following:
Reducing your weight by decreasing your calorie intake, but never eating less than 1200 calories per day. (Just losing 10% of your current body weight will make a huge difference in your insulin resistance.)
Eat more fiber, (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, etc.)
Eat less Saturated Fat (Animal fats) Monounsaturated fats are your most heart-healthy fats.
Drink little or no alcohol. (This results in less abdominal fat and lowers the triglyceride levels.)
Restrict the amount of Caffeine intake. (Research shows that caffeine can increase insulin resistance.)
Reduce Effects of Stress. (Stress hormones cause an increase in blood sugar levels and make it more difficult for insulin to attach to your muscle cells, increasing insulin resistance.)
EXERCISING REGULARLY! Exercise increases muscle mass, which will increase metabolism and burn more glucose, decreasing fat stores. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF TO OVERCOME INSULIN RESISTANCE. The more regularly you exercise, the more helpful it is for increasing insulin sensitivity. For weight loss and reducing insulin resistance, we recommend 40 to 60 minutes of AEROBIC EXERCISE (walking, biking swimming, etc.) 5 days per week, and 20 to 30 minutes of WEIGHT RESISTANCE EXERCISE 3 or 4 days per week. (The definition of Sedentary Life Style is “getting LESS THAN 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day OVER AND ABOVE OUR NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITIES”.) The hospital has many long halls. Take your break by walking a few of them.