CDiabetes Spring 2014

Processed Foods and Type 2 Diabetes

Processed foods are everywhere and they are popular for a reason: They are quick and easy to eat. But there is a catch: They may increase your type 2 diabetes risk. Processed foods are dried, frozen, or have certain chemicals or preservatives added to them. This can make them: longer-lasting in [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

First, it is important to note that eating a variety of whole foods is a better choice for staying healthy than relying on vitamins or supplements. Eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains- and limiting fats and sugar — are important for keeping your blood glucose under control. [...]

Eating Healthy without Breaking the Bank

Having diabetes can be expensive. Paying for test strips and medicine, shelling out co- payments for all of your healthcare appointments, buying exercise equipment or joining a gym – all of these things can quickly add up. On top of all this, high-quality food to help manage your diabetes and [...]

Blood Glucose and Video Games

If you have diabetes, it can seem like everyone is always telling you to exercise more to control your blood glucose levels. Staying active and keeping fit can be tough, especially when you first start out. But there is some good news. Exciting new research has found that blood glucose control [...]

Start Each Meal with Something Healthy

Do you ever wonder why people say that you should never go to the grocery store on an empty stomach? Well, if you shop hungry, you could end up buying more of the treats you want at that moment rather than the foods you need to make your healthy meals and snacks. When your stomach starts to growl [...]

Healthy Spring Recipes

Daybreak Scramble Pizza   Recipe type: Main Serves: 10 Ingredients 1 tablespoon margarine 2 cups liquid egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 (10-ounce) package prebaked whole- wheat pizza crust 1-1½ cups frozen vegetables (broccoli, spinach, and red bell peppers, or a [...]

Are Diet Drinks a Safe Alternative to Soda?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that sugary drinks are one of the main sources of added sugars for Americans. These include soda, energy drinks, fruit punch, and sports drinks. Drinking too many sugary drinks puts many Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and [...]

New Guidelines for Cholesterol Levels

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released a new set of guidelines about healthy cholesterol levels. The new guidelines also suggest ways to lower your cholesterol. One of the biggest changes in the guidelines is the way in which healthcare [...]

Whole Grains for a Fuller Life

Whole grains are natural carbohydrates that keep all the parts of the entire grain, even after processing. Some examples of whole grains are corn, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, whole oats and 100% whole-wheat breads and crackers. When you eat them, your body gets all the good nutrients they [...]
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