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“Motivation is very important, but it is determination that will make you cross the highest mountain and the most difficult river.”

-Nelson Mandela

Adult Education– Fall, 2005
Check out these current classes from Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education Program. Depending on a given semester’s offerings, we try to show a few classes here that may be especially instructive for those who would like to have a more healthful lifestyle but are not sure where to start, and for those at risk for or living with diabetes.

Links Page
Find out more about diabetes, nutrition, and fitness, through visiting these direct links to websites of both national and local interest.

“Understanding and Managing Your Diabetes”
An interactive slideshow courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic

The New Food Pyramid – Updating the government’s 1992 effort to wean us off fat in our diet.
From Newsweek Magazine, 2003

Which Bread is Better? – More about fiber and the New Food Pyramid.
From Santa Barbara News-Press, August, 2004

Dieting – The Final Word.
Cut through all the confusing advice on losing weight. Some simple guidelines.

Youth Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

The Challenge of Type 2 Diabetes in Children
In 1990 less than 4 percent of children newly diagnosed with diabetes were type 2. Now, 30 to 50 percent of children newly diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Why?

About the book, The Art of Getting Well.

Pediatric Obesity – What You Need to Know
From Sansum Highlights, Spring 2003

Moving Kids Towards Fitness
An informative Nutritional Update

Promoting Healthful Weight for Children and Teens
A short Nutritional Update with helpful charts

Your Personal Diabetes Health Record
You can view and also print out this Diabetes Health Record which you can fill out and periodically update.

Registro de Salud
A Spanish language version of the Personal Health Record.

Clinical Practice Recommendations
Critical diabetes numbers in an easy-to-view table format, courtesy of the National Diabetes Education Program.

Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime
Here are a dozen excellent foot care tips, again courtesy of the National Diabetes Education Program.

The Ins and Outs of Insulin Resistance
As scientists grapple to uncover new knowledge about the effects of insulin resistance on health, here is a brief overview of what is known to date.

Moderate Exercise Helps People with Diabetes
A new study suggests a link between greater physical activity– even walking– and a substantial reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes among women.

Learn the Danger Signs of Diabetes
You could have diabetes and not even know it. Know these eight signs.

Getting Rid of Extra Pounds
Its a tough battle and you are not alone. But new drugs and radical solutions not for everyone.

Body Mass Index Calculator
Click here to open a new window and quickly calculate your BMI, courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.