Mitzi Wiltison, RN, CDCES

We are so thankful for Mitzi and the work she does in this community! I’m especially thankful we have options and can choose to cut out added sugars in the beverages we drink. After watching this I also read the label on the delicious yogurt I’ve been eating every morning and realized why I like it so much- it has 24 grams of sugar in one serving, which is my daily limit at 7 a.m.!

Experts agree that sugar intake is a major cause of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. We are not asking you to go wild and cut every gram of sugar out of your diet, but we do want you to know how easy it is to go overboard. Drinking one sports drink, or soda is all it takes to reach the limit or in many cases triple or quadruple your “NO MORE THAN” daily intake!

MEN- No more than 36 grams of sugar per day

WOMEN- No more than 24 grams of sugar per day

Today, stop and think about what you are eating and drinking! Before you take another sip- ask yourself if this is the best choice you can make for yourself today. Look at the label and try to cut your sugar intake in half, by only drinking part of it. Today, we hope you’re inspired to make a small change, like skipping the soda or sweet tea altogether and trying some healthier alternatives!

Join the discussion below by answering the prompt (Let us know if you read your food labels and if anything surprised you. Did you cut back on a beverage or food with added sugar today?)- please let us know you are aware of your risk in the comments below and lets work together to express our thanks and share our local resources), and you’ll earn 5 MORE prize points for each post through the end of the year!

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Try the Free Diabetes Prevention Class & Get a $50 Gift Certificate
For a limited time, try the FREE Diabetes Prevention Class at Garrett Regional Medical Center, and you’ll earn a $50 grocery gift card to Shop N’ Save Express in Oakland! Currently, they are taking registrations for this class, but it is postponed until COVID rates in GC begin to drop.

Call Mitzi at 301-533-4271 to learn more and to register for the FREE classes. (Registration is REQUIRED)

More info about GRMC classes:

$50 Gift Card Program Info – While the classes are open to GRMC’s service area, incentives can only be offered to Garrett County residents at this time. Incentives are limited to the first 20 individuals registered and will be given out at the end of the first class. Must be 18+, no limit on the number of individuals per household.

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