Diabetes Care

Boost Your Nutrition with Tomatoes

July 31, 2018

It’s that time of year when the tomatoes are ripening on the vine! There’s nothing quite like a fresh tomato, and in addition to being delicious on their own and in so many foods, tomatoes are also good for you.  Read on to learn about the health benefits of tomatoes and the many ways you can [...]

Detoxing with Diabetes: Is it Safe?

July 3, 2018

If you’ve been reading or hearing about detox diets and cleanses, you might be wondering if a detox is right for you. But is detoxing safe? Does it really work? And how might it affect your diabetes? Detox demystified The word “detox” is short for detoxification. The purpose of detoxing is to [...]

Gluten-free Diet Tips and Tricks

June 5, 2018

Avoiding gluten might seem to be just a dietary rage, but a gluten-free diet is not a fad if you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. And if you have diabetes in addition to celiac disease, figuring out what to eat can seem like a monumental task. Learn some helpful tips and tricks to make [...]

Is Beef Still “What’s for Dinner”?

May 8, 2018

Some of you may remember the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” campaign that debuted in 1992. Twenty-six years later, beef is still a mainstay of the American diet, and that doesn’t look to be changing any time soon. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2017 Americans [...]

Preventing Blood Sugar Spikes

March 28, 2018

One of the most challenging aspects of having diabetes is managing your blood sugars. Low blood sugars are a concern for people who take insulin or certain types of diabetes pills. High blood sugars are equally concerning, as they can leave you feeling poorly and can raise the risk of diabetes complications later on. [...]

Tips for Managing Hypothyroidism

January 17, 2018

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. Most of us give very little thought to our thyroid until it no longer works as it should. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which the thyroid doesn’t make enough of the vital hormones T3 and T4. Hypothyroidism is [...]

Take “Diabetes Awareness” to the Next Level

November 22, 2017

November is National Diabetes awareness month. If you have diabetes, now is a great time to focus on taking care of yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million American have diabetes; 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have [...]

Favorite Fall Foods that Help Diabetes

September 28, 2017

Another summer has ended and fall is here! Cool nights, falling leaves, football games and Jack-o'-lanterns announce the arrival of autumn. Fall also brings seasonal foods that can be a healthy and tasty addition to your diabetes eating plan. Here are three fall foods that can help you manage your blood sugars, lower your risk of heart disease, and reach your weight goal, as well. [...]

Healthy Foods That Can Hit Back Hard

August 15, 2017

If you’re on a mission to eat “clean,” or simply trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods, you deserve a round of applause! A diet packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins can work wonders for your health, and fight off a host of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But there’s a (somewhat) darker side to eating all of those nutritious foods. Don’t stop eating them, but make sure you choose and prepare your foods in a safe way. Check out the foods below and learn how you can safely fit them into your eating plan. [...]

Low GI Summertime Fruits

July 3, 2017

Summer is here, along with all those sweet and juicy summer fruits at your local grocery store or farmers’ market. But what about the sugar in fruit? Won’t that cause your blood sugars to go too high? It doesn’t have to, if you choose lower glycemic index fruits. [...]

Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health

February 13, 2017

If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who don’t have diabetes. Don’t be part of this statistic! Take charge of your heart health with these simple steps. [...]

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, 2017: What’s New?

January 18, 2017

Every January, the American Diabetes Associations issues its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. These are guidelines that help your healthcare team provide you with the best diabetes care, and help you better manage your own diabetes. What’s new or different for 2017?  Let’s take a look. [...]

Staying on Track over the Holidays with Diabetes

December 19, 2016

Family dinners. Office parties. Cookie swaps. Homemade pies and cakes. How is it possible to survive the holidays? Managing your blood sugars and your weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can seem like an overwhelming challenge –you might feel like throwing up your hands and pouring [...]

New Exercise Guidelines to Help Manage Diabetes

November 6, 2016

Your health care provider has probably recommended that you stay active to keep your blood glucose levels stable.  This is because daily exercise helps your insulin work more effectively.  According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA),staying active most days of the week means better [...]
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