​National Diabetes Month

​National Diabetes Month

Generally when we think of November it’s thoughts of family, feasting and football. However, November is not just for turkeys and hams, it’s National Diabetes Month. Given the feasting theme of November we want to help bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that, 30.3 million Americans, nearly 10% of the US population has diabetes and 84.1 million citizens have prediabetes, the condition that if not treated will lead to Diabetes.

This year’s National Diabetes Month is laser focused on promoting health after gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy and mothers who’ve had gestational diabetes need to know that they and their children have an increased lifelong risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Generally, gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born but even if the diabetes goes away, you have a greater chance of getting diabetes. And your child from that pregnancy is at future risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes even into adulthood. In fact, half of all women who had gestational diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes.1

Ten Tips To Fight Prediabetes:

  1. Start your day with a large cup of water and in between meals. To help keep you full and hydrated so your body works more efficiently.
  2. Skip the fruit juices. Fruit juices contain all the sugar and none of the fiber. Instead opt for whole fruits.
  3. Just say no to soft drinks, even if it says diet. Even artificial sweeteners cause an insulin response.
  4. Learn to cook and prepare your meals ahead of time. Opt for whole foods rather than processed quick meals.
  5. Get active. Don’t have the time for a gym? Shoot for being active frequently for short bursts. Think getting up and moving around everything thirty minutes.

This Weeks Tea List:

  • Renovation Tea: Gunpowder Green TeaExtensive research confirms the high antioxidant and polyphenol activity found in green tea, may be instrumental in the prevention of alzheimer's and it comes highly recommended as a general cleansing beverage.
    • Organic Free Trade Ingredients: Free Trade Organic Green Tea
  • Renovation Tea: Darjeeling Tea — Darjeeling is known as the champagne of teas: Grown in Darjeeling, India. Darjeeling is high in antioxidants, has been shown to reduce the risks of cancer, aid in gastric distress, and help in bone mineral density. Black tea may be used to control diabetes, according to a study in the 2013 research review published in the Diabetes and Metabolism Journal
    • Organic Free Trade Ingredients: Darjeeling Tea
  • Renovation Tea: Earl Grey TeaLoaded with antioxidants and may help fight free radicals and fight off infections.
    • Organic Free Trade Ingredients: Free Trade Organic Earl Grey Tea

Healthy Eats: Low Carb Chicken Casserole


  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded or cubed chicken
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Renovation Tea: Italian 5 Spice Blend
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet with a lid add cauliflower rice, broccoli, chicken broth, garlic and Renovation Tea: Italian 5 Spice Blend.
  3. Cook the cauliflower and broccoli until fork tender.
  4. At the same time cook the bacon until crisp and crumble it into small pieces.
  5. Add the steamed cauliflower rice and broccoli to a large baking dish with the chicken, bacon, eggs and 2 1/2 cups cheddar. Stir well to combine.
  6. Sprinkle the top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until top cheese had reached prefered level of doneness.
  8. Enjoy!

**Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Renovation Tea does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Renovation Tea are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.