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14-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 27, 2003
Blair Co. Extension
Lowering Type H
According to the American Di
abetes Association approximately
17 million Americans have diabe
tes. Of this group 94 percent have
Type II Diabetes. In addition it is
estimated that another 16 million
people have “pre-diabetes,” this
includes both adults and chil
dren. With these drastic num
bers, diabetes is now the nation’s
sixth leading cause of death.
Diabetes is a disease in which
the body has difficulty using food
for energy. This is caused by a
lack or insufficient amount of in
sulin in the body.
Another term for diabetes is
hyperglycemia which means high
blood sugar. Since the body does
not have a sufficient amount of
insulin to transport sugar (from
the breakdown of foods we eat)
from the blood to the body cells
where it is used for energy, the
sugar in our blood rises which
causes both short and long term
With so many people having
this disease the question you
should be asking yourself is, am I
at risk for developing this disease
and if so what can I do about it?
There are many risk factors for
the development of diabetes,
some we can control and some
we can’t. Take a look at the risk
factors for the development of
Type 11 Diabetes to begin to as
sess your likelihood of developing
• Does a close family member
have or had diabetes (father,
mother, brother, sister)?
• Did you have gestational dia
betes or a baby weighing 10
pounds or more?
• Are you African-American,
can. Pacific Islander, and/or Na
• Over the age of 45?
• Overweight or Obese?
If you answered yes to any of
these questions, check with your
health care provider about your
risk factors and the need for fur
Although research does not
provide an answer as to how to
prevent diabetes there are many
things you can do now to de
crease your risk for developing
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The Type II Diabetes Preven
tion Trial has shown that with
positive lifestyle changes to help
decrease weight and increase
physical activity, individuals can
lower their risk for developing
this disease. One of the keys is to
achieve and maintain a healthy
weight. Weight loss of 10 to 20
pounds can be beneficial. This
weight loss can be achieved by
making small, healthy changes to
your diet that include the follow
• Watching your portion sizes.
• Paying attention to the
amount of food you eat in the
• Eating slowly, take your time
and enjoy the foods you eat.
• Increasing your servings of
fruits and vegetables. Consume 5
to 9 servings per day. Substitute
these foods for high-fat, nutrient
dilute snack foods.
• Drinking plenty of water.
Regular soda and fruit juices can
contribute extra calories to your
diet. Minimize alcohol intake.
• Increasing fiber in your diet.
Higher fiber foods fill you up
quicker and keep you fuller long
er. Switch to high fiber breads
and cereals by looking for “whole
wheat flour” or “whole wheat ce
real” as the first ingredient in the
In addition it is important to
increase physical activity. It is
recommended that you include at
least 30 minutes or more of phys
ical activity five to seven days per
week. Remember to start slowly
with activities that you will want
to continue to do further down
Always check with your health
care provider before starting any
type of physical activity program.
While we don’t have control
over our race or our family tree,
we do have control over our diets
and our activities, so if you feel
you are at risk for developing
Type II Diabetes begin now to
take control You Have the
Three generations of the Jones family pictured with Dairy Princess Shana Mack in
the newly built solar style freestall barn.
Dairy Princess Visits Jones Family Farm
na Co.) I have chosen to spot
light Scenery View Farm, owned
and operated by Bill and Vicky
Jones and their family in Friend
Bill was raised on this farm
and although Vicky was not
raised on a farm her grandfather
was a farmer. Bill and Vicky
along with their sons Casey and
Bill and daughter Julie Chilson
and their families all work on the
family farm. They also have four
They have recently increased
their herd size, add a solar style
free-stall barn which holds 200
animals and added a slurry
store. The total herd consists of
240 milking Holsteins and 160
Holstein calves and heifers.
Jones’ have three freestall barns
and own 250 acres of land and
rent additional acreage. Jones’
harvested 238 acres of corn and
about 300 acres of hay.
The parlor is an 18 parallel
milking parlor where they milk
three times a day. Milking times
are 2:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and
6:30 p.m. This is a four
generation farm with three
generations working on the farm.
The Jones family have received
several DHIA milk production
Dairy Fact; Milk offers a
powerful package of calci
um and eight other essen-
tial nutrients. Recent stud
ies have shown that the
nutrients in dairy foods are
effective in preventing osteoporo- ic research provides even more
sis, obesity, certain cancers and evidence that milk and dairy
also reducing and preventing foods are a great value for con
high blood pressure. This scientif- sumers.
Solar freestall barn on the Jones farm in Friendsville.
Food Handlers Certification
Co.) Penn State Coopera
tive Extension-Bucks County
will offer a 16-hour food safety
and sanitation course on two
consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 6
and 13 at the Neshaminy
Manor Center. Class begins at
8:30 a.m. and concludes at
4:30 p.m. each day.
h 1 1< t- P [ A C t S
1060 Division Highway
Ephrata, PA 17522
1 Block East of Rt 222
Mon., lues., Wed.
10 to 6;
10 to 8;
Sat. 10 to 4
The cost of the course is
$169 and includes all course
material and costs.
Call (215) 345-3283 for a
brochure. Penn State Coopera
tive Extension-Bucks County
is located at 1282 Almshouse
Road, Doylestown. Class size
is limited and registration is
FARM TOY &
SAT., JANUARY 3, 2004
Toy Show Opens
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Senior Citizens $2.00
Children 12 and Under Free
Floor Rights - $lO.OO
For information and table rentals contact
Irvin Martin, Show Manager
1035 W. Mam St., New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: (717) 656-6621
12 miles east of Lancaster. PA on Rt. 23.
12 miles from the Turnpike - exits 22 or 23
Food served bv the Ladies Auxiliary
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