Articles by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE (5 Articles)

Franziska Spritzler, RD CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who believes in a Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle. She has several published articles on the benefits of low carb diets in relation to Diabetes and has a blog called ’Low Carb Dietitian’ at

Diabetes Shopping at Costco Pharmacy

You know that good nutrition is important for staying healthy with diabetes, so you probably try to eat meals containing plenty of vegetables, a good protein source, good fats, and small portions of fruit, beans, and whole grains. But sometimes diet alone isn’t enough, particularly if you [...]

Healthy, Low-Carb Substitutes for Better Glucose Levels

Do you find it hard to keep your blood glucose level in the healthy range after meals? Are you confused about how certain foods will affect your blood glucose? While it’s true that each person with diabetes has a unique blood glucose response after eating, we know that certain foods affect it more than others do. [...]

5 Reasons to Eat More Yogurt

Do you like yogurt but wonder whether it's wise to eat it regularly? Good news: As long as you choose the right type, yogurt can be a great addition to your diet. In fact, consuming a serving every day provides many benefits. [...]

Costco Basics for Your Low-Carb Kitchen

Costco is known for its great selection of foods for every occasion. Whether you’re throwing a party or simply doing your weekly grocery shopping, you know you’ll find exactly what you need here. But what if you’re on a low-carb diet to control diabetes? How can you make the [...]

Phytonutrients: Protecting Your Health with the Power of Plants

Phytonutrients (literally “plant nutrients”) are good-for-you compounds found in fruits and vegetables. They are also called phytochemicals. There are several categories and thousands of types of phytonutrients. Although only a small percentage of phytonutrients have been studied, many of them have been found to contain anti-cancer activity and other health benefits. A number of them can even help to reduce your risk of developing complications that are common in people with diabetes. [...]
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