Hello. My name is Joy Mernone and I am the CEO & President of Gluco Perfect. I care about people. I also care that they are the healthiest they can be and have access to information to maintain their best health. This is why I have made a commitment to begin a blog. It will focus on information that will benefit the diabetic community.
Many of our posts will also help the general population. We will publish information each month that can be used to better manage diabetes or to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please note, our blog is for information purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat a disease.
It is important that anyone who has diabetes knows their blood glucose levels so they can better manage their health through nutrition, exercise and medication decisions. Speaking of nutrition, the American Diabetes Association has a top ten list of diabetes superfoods. See the list below to see if you are currently incorporating them into your nutrition plan:
- Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
- Citrus Fruit
- Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Whole Grains
- Fat-free Milk and
Additionally, I would like to welcome Lauren Bongiorno to the Gluco Perfect Family as our Brand Ambassador. She is a Type 1 Diabetic. I am thrilled to announce that she has been leading a full and healthy life since childhood. Please join me in welcoming her and look at her latest blog entry below entitled “Easy Food Swaps for a Healthy Diabetic Diet.”
Lauren Bongiorno is a Type 1 Diabetic, Diabetic holistic health coach, qualified yoga instructor, and motivational speaker. Lauren has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 2000 and has proven that no matter what your challenge in life is, taking control of it starts from the inside out with a healthy mind and body. With a background in holistic health, personal training, division 1 collegiate soccer, and yoga, Lauren is the Brand Ambassador for Gluco Perfect. You can connect with Lauren on her website at laurenbongiorno.com and follow her Instagram and Facebook pages for daily inspiration.
Joy Mernone is CEO & President of Gluco Perfect, former President of TWIGS (a not-for-profit organization of Winthrop-University Hospital that helps provide a better quality of life for children in their Pediatric Unit), was active in the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) for many years in the Garden City School District, volunteered for Senator Kemp Hannon (Sixth District of New York) during his re-election campaign, is an avid community volunteer and loves cooking and gardening.