Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Plant or Dairy Based Ice Cream?
    By Rebecca, Jaspan, MPH, CDE, RD It’s summer time and I know I’ve got ice cream on the brain.  Walking through the ice cream section of the supermarket, the choices can be overwhelming.  From traditional Haagen-Dazs to non-dairy Ben & Jerrys, coconut and soy varieties, how do you even begin to choose?!  The truth is there is a place for all of these varieties in our diets.  There isn’t a “good” or “bad” type of ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Food
    According to the USDA, monthly food spending, if most or all meals are eaten at home, can range from $567.80 to $1296.40 for a family of four.  To try to get closer to the lower end of that spectrum, here are our top ten ways to save money on your food budget.   Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Food 1) Eat more meals and snacks at home Americans spend about 50% of food ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Unusual Treatments for Neuropathy that Actually Work
    One of the most common complications suffered by people living with type 1 diabetes is neuropathy. This often painful, and sometimes dangerous condition can cause tingling and numbness in the extremities, increased rates of amputation, and even heart and bladder problems. Neuropathy, in general, means the dysfunction of nerves. But there are different types of neuropathy that can affect people living with type 1.  Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form, affecting up to half ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • What is the DASH diet?
    The DASH diet is a healthy and delicious meal plan that helps you lose weight, as well as lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Learn more about the DASH diet in this expert blog.The post What is the DASH diet? appeared first on Diabetes Care Community. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Psychological Reasons for Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
    Weight regain after bariatric surgery is a reality.  The numbers aren’t conclusive, but one study found that excess weight loss is at approximately 77% within the first year but drops to 56% after five years.  Another study found that only 40% of gastric bypass patients maintained a 30% or more loss after 12 years.  Obviously, no one wants to experience weight regain, but it is important to keep in mind that this is common.  ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Easy Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas
    This 20-Minute Easy Israeli Couscous comes together with just one pot and minimal ingredients. Prep it ahead of time and eat it up for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish. Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • The easiest way to lower blood sugar naturally with Type 2 Diabetes
    If you have type 2 diabetes, chances are you have spent a lot of time learning how to lower your blood sugar levels. And thankfully, there are many natural ways to lower blood sugar . For instance, research has found losing 10% of your body weight can lower A1C levels (a measurement of blood sugar averages over the last three months) by as much as 0.81%. Although healthy eating and physical activity can be effective ways ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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