Diabetes-Friendly Shopping at Costco


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Nuts for the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be hectic. And if you have diabetes, it can be a challenge to eat right and keep your blood sugars level. Here’s something that can help, and it’s available at your local Costco! I’m a Diabetes Educator, an RN, and I’ve had type 2 diabetes since my first pregnancy, 25 years ago. I manage my diabetes by keeping my weight steady, taking 10,000 steps every day, ...
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Building a Healthy Plate at Costco

If you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or just want to have a healthier lifestyle, a good place to start is with your dinner plate.  Too many of us focus on what foods to avoid, instead of thinking about what to include.  When you focus on what to eat to fuel your body properly, you limit the “room” you have for unhealthy foods. I’m Laura Poland, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.  I have been a ...
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My Coastal Costco Diabetes-Friendly Tour

Joe is the friendly pharmacist at the Costco in Wilmington, NC, a Southern coastal town where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean, and where I did a Costco store tour to learn about products for people with diabetes. Blood Glucose Meters Joe showed me several blood glucose meters, including Lifescan, Contour and True Metrix meters. The easy to use True Metrix meter features “triple-sense tecnology” for accuracy, and ...
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Healthy Choices at Costco

I have enjoyed shopping at Costco for many years.  I buy so many foods and supplements that support the healthy lifestyle I want for myself and my family.  Recently I went to Costco to find out what’s available for people with diabetes or who are trying to prevent diabetes. The focus of healthy meals is vegetables, and Costco’s produce section has a large variety of fresh, non-starchy vegetables.  There are ...
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Shopping At Costco For Healthy Living With Diabetes

I recently visited my local Costco, on Commerce Drive in Rochester, MN. I was especially interested in finding out what Costco carries for people with diabetes, or for anyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. My first stop was at prepared foods. In addition to cooked meats and other ready-to-eat meals, this section has a great selection of salads.I was especially excited about the quinoa salad, which is loaded with ...
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A Costco Store Tour: Shopping for Diabetes and Overall Wellness

This past week, my sister-in-law and I ventured into the local Costco that recently opened in our town of Lawrenceville, NJ. Although I was uncertain about what to expect, I was filled with anticipation, imagining the abundance of products in the brand new store. As we carefully perused each section of the store, I was not disappointed.  Aisle after aisle revealed a variety of products that benefit not only people ...
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Shopping with Diabetes at Costco

I love Costco for so many reasons. The value, the quality, and the free samples! Now I have a new reason to love Costco. On a recent trip I noticed how many products Costco has for people with diabetes. Everything from supplies to check blood sugar levels, to supplements and healthy meal options. So while I was shopping with my grandfather, who has type 2 diabetes, I made note of ...
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Budget-Friendly Foods and Healthy Products for People with Diabetes at Costco

Costco is my go-to-store for my favorite items in large quantities at great prices. And Costco is where I go to meet my dietary needs, including fresh produce, whole grains, yogurts, meats and vitamins. Costco isn’t just the best place for buying food in bulk; the Costco pharmacy stocks a wide selection of vitamins by Nature Made. As a dietitian, I recommend a whole food approach to eating,and taking supplements ...
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Costco Shopping Tips for People with Diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn’t mean giving up the foods you enjoy, or going hungry. In fact, a healthy eating plan can be delicious, satisfying and good for you and your blood sugars! And Costco makes it easy to eat well while eating healthy. Costco is my go-to choice for stocking my kitchen with healthy, easy meals and snacks. I start my shopping in the produce section. Costco is filled with ...
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My Costco Store Tour Experience

I had my doubts.  It was a chilly and rainy Saturday.  But eight of my friends were joining me for a heart healthy, diabetes-friendly supermarket tour at Costco Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.  Allen greeted us and told us about Costco in general.  We were surprised to learn that Costco sells more organic products than Whole Foods!  Using handouts downloaded from www.cdiabetes.com, we reviewed how to read a food nutrition label ...
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