Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Preparing for Back to School in the Strangest School Year
    Preparing for Back to School in the Strangest School Year About two weeks into my family’s journey with everyone being at home, I hit a wall with cooking. I had been making 3+ meals a day for our family of four, plus doing a lot of the clean up after them, and I was burnt out. Ironically, before the pandemic my husband had been in charge of weekday breakfasts and much of the meal cleanup, ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, August 8, 2020
  • 5 of Our Favorite Meal Services
    Meal services have become extremely popular in the last 5 years. So popular, that it can be overwhelming to choose between them. We broke down our 5 favorite meal services here! Cook Unity Cook Unity offers personalized restaurant-style meals from successful and even Michelin Star chefs. Recipes are developed with the guidance of a nutritionist. Each meal is individually portioned which makes this meal service a great option for a single person who may not ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 7, 2020
  • Eggs and Cholesterol
    Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are updated. The process involves a first step where a committee of experts reviews the current guidelines, and the latest research about diet, nutrition and health, and then makes recommendations. The committee focused on couple of important themes: The importance of considering life stage in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Dietary patterns provide a framework for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans within and across life ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 7, 2020
  • Exercising with T1D: The Insulin-Food Balance Challenge
    Staying active and consistently working out promotes heart health and weight loss and can have a profound impact on a person’s insulin resistance, which can help reduce prescription costs and make blood sugar management much more straightforward. But exercise comes with its own difficulties.  For many, it can cause drastic blood sugar fluctuations that have to be managed. For others, exercise increases appetite and leads to consuming all the extra calories you just burned, which can ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • 4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
    Keeping our immune systems strong and healthy is a common goal among many individuals, but it can be challenging to know where to begin. If you feel overwhelmed or do not know where to start, read the 4 tips below to boost your immune system through maintaining or improving your lifestyle habits. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Out of the shadows for strength
    This made me crawl out of the shadows and write again today. In case you didn’t click on it, this is a post from the American Diabetes Association about a presentation at their Scientific Sessions held this past June. Dr. Hilliard is studying strengths in people with diabetes – specifically teens. Yes, you read that right. Someone is putting “strengths” and “teens” and “diabetes” in the same sentence. How often do we focus on strengths ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
  • Pickled Watermelon Rind
    If you’re looking for more ways to reduce food waste, try this easy recipe for Pickled Watermelon Rind! This Southern-inspired snack is sweet, crunchy, and ideal for making ahead. Read More
    Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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