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Officials: A little Halloween candy may not cause diabetes, but lifestyle and genetics do

Candy, kids, and spooks are the theme Friday. And it’s no trick that 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The American Diabetes Association is offering a month of healthy lifestyle activities to help stop diabetes.

Robyn Webb is a nutritionist, Food Editor and author of “The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook”.

She said one way to avoid the Halloween sugar coma is to get kids involved in making healthy foods.

“Kids can get involved. They’re going to participate with their family in making delicious foods,” Webb said, “And they’re going to get to see how healthy food can taste great, that they don’t need all the Halloween candy, and all of the other things that happen during the holidays.”

Webb said it’s important for family members to support each other especially when a loved one has diabetes or prediabetes.

She said holidays don’t have to be difficult for people with diabetes and she says, sticking to a health diet doesn’t mean you have to skip tasty treats.

“People who have diabetes in their family, it’s really important that everyone gets on board and supports the person that does have diabetes.,” Webb said, “And make sure if you are in a family of people that do have diabetes get yourself checked as well.”

Webb said for foods that aren’t healthy, she recommends eating smaller portions.

“It’s never about depriving people of what they want to have it’s about intelligently rearranging their food so that it is healthy and it certainly will meet all of their needs to manage their diabetes,” Webb said.

ON THE WEB

ADA Myths http://www.stopdiabetes.com/get-the-facts/myths-and-facts.html

America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes http://www.diabetesforecast.org/landing-pages/adm/?loc=hppuz5_adm_oct2014

Aquaculture security workshop addresses invasive species and handling of bait fish


Wildlife officials are working to combat invasive species and aquatic wildlife diseases that can be a threat to Michigan waters.

A workshop in Clare is intended to help to keep potential invaders at bay, by training people who handle bait fish. Read more

Missing family found in Florida after reported domestic abuse

Police said a family that went missing from Cheboygan has been found in Florida. We told you about the family last night, after police had asked for the public’s help in locating them.

Officials said Shavon Fero had contacted police over the weekend to report her husband of abusing her children. Police had arranged for her to enter a safe house, but she did not arrive as expected. Read more

DNR grants more than $1 million in wildlife grants

On The Ground MUCC Courtesy  Photo.

On The Ground MUCC Courtesy Photo.

Wildlife enthusiasts, landowners and hunters may see more wildlife in the coming year thanks to habitat funding.

DNR officials announced this month that one million dollars in grant money has been awarded to Michigan individuals and organizations.
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Researchers say obesity is linked to cancer

It’s common knowledge that being overweight isn’t good for your health, but according to researchers weight can also increase your chances of getting cancer.

The Centers For Disease Control says 66 percent of Michigan adults are overweight, and 33 percent are obese. Read more

Saginaw business training people with disabilities in the art of cooking

October is National Farm to Table Month, and Disability Employment Awareness Month. One business has been promoting both ideas in Mid Michigan.

The Maple Grille Restaurant in Hemlock in Saginaw County, has been helping people with disabilities prepare for culinary careers for the last three years. Read more