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What is “Junk Nutrition”?

If you’ve turned on your computer, radio or television, picked up a magazine or newspaper, or chatted with a neighbor or family member, chances are you got a dose of nutrition advice. It’s just one of those hot topics. If you’re lucky, it’s reliable. The majority of the time, though, it’s what I refer to as Junk Nutrition. And just like junk food, it is here, there, and everywhere. [...]

Gluten-free Diet Tips and Tricks

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 [...]

Preventing Blood Sugar Spikes

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. [...]

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. [...]

What Can Cinnamon Do for You?

The change of season brings the wonderful smells and flavors of fall cooking, like cinnamon. But cinnamon is more than just a tasty addition to pies and oatmeal. Research has shown that cinnamon has a many health benefits. So what can cinnamon do for you? [...]

Oven Fried Crunchy Chicken

Don’t give up fried chicken with this easy, tasty, crunchy oven fried chicken that’s diabetic! Always an easy, go-to favorite dinner. [...]

Diabetes & Heart Health

Q. What’s the connection between diabetes and heart disease? A. When a person has diabetes, if their blood sugar is elevated, it actually damages the inside lining of the blood vessels and the arteries. The blood vessels become thicker, and they become less elastic. Then blood cannot flow through [...]

Blood Fats: Taming Your Triglycerides

Your health care provider has probably talked to you about your cholesterol level, and if it’s high, there are many ways to help bring it down. Has he or she also talked with you about your triglyceride level? If so, you might be wondering exactly what this is. [...]

Healthy Has a New Meaning

It seems everywhere you turn, the word “healthy” is used on food labels from granola bars to lunch meats and yogurt to pudding. “Healthy” is used so much the meaning has been lost. Nearly twenty years ago, low-fat was the craze, and foods low in fat were considered healthy. But now we know that some types of fat are actually good for us. So the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is changing the way healthy is defined in the food industry. [...]

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 [...]

Strategies for Balancing Blood Sugar Levels

Getting and keeping your blood glucose levels in your target range reduces the long-term risks of problems associated with diabetes. These include heart disease, kidney disease and nerve damage. [...]

Cinnamon for Managing Blood Glucose?

Cinnamon is a delicious and fragrant spice, commonly used in baking pies, muffins and delicious sweet treats like cinnamon rolls. However, did you know that cinnamon may also have health benefits? [...]

A Natural Remedy for Healthy Blood Glucose Levels

Many people with diabetes are interested in learning about natural ways to lower their blood glucose levels. Healthy eating and keeping active are the most important non-medical keys to maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. [...]

Controlling Your Carb Intake

People with diabetes learn that carbohydrate, the nutrient that provides energy for the body, has a big impact on blood sugar levels. Eating too much carb can lead to high blood sugars, while not eating enough carb can lead to low blood sugars (if you take insulin or certain types of diabetes [...]
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