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Boost Your Nutrition with Tomatoes

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 [...]

Fitting Fish into Your Eating Plan

Including fish and seafood in your meal scan lead to a host of health benefits. Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, contains healthy omega-3 fats, which can lower blood pressure and heart rate, keep the heart beating in a steady rhythm, lower triglycerides (blood fats), and decrease inflammation. Besides containing healthy fat, fish is rich in protein, contains vitamin D, and is low in harmful saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. [...]

The New Nordic Diet: A Healthful Way of Eating

There’s a new eating plan in town and it focuses on foods commonly eaten in Scandinavian countries. It’s called the New Nordic Diet, or Nordic Diet for short. Read on to learn how this eating plan can benefit your health. [...]

Tips For Holiday Eating

We are all trying to get the “healthy lifestyle” thing down. During our regular schedules, we head to the gym and try to pick the healthiest foods, but with the Holiday season now upon us and all of the parties to attend, it can make eating healthy more challenging. For diabetics planning Holiday meals, the struggle between keeping guests satisfied and their own blood sugars under control can seem like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. [...]

Oatmeal Waffles

Oatmeal Waffles   This recipe is just one of several recipes developed and tested for Cheryl Farley's "The 10-Day Diabetes Meal Plan," a doctor-approved Diabetes Meal Plan designed to quickly and efficiently stop diabetes in its tracks. You will find the food to be nutritious and delicious, [...]

Nutrition and Diabetes Twitter Chat for Healthcare Professionals (September 21, 2015)

In September 2015, The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, in partnership with The Diabetes Influencers Network (, @DiabetesINFL), hosted a Twitter chat for healthcare professionals about nutrition and diabetes. The chat was facilitated by Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, CEC, @mahodorowicz and Amy P. Campbell, RD, MS, CDE, @amypcampbell. Read on to see some common questions asked by people with diabetes, followed by answers from our hosts and participants. [...]

#DiabetesChat: Prevention & Treatment of T2 Diabetes in Children & Adolescents (August 5, 2015)

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., @smnutritionist joined us for a #DiabetesChat Twitter Chat on August 5, 2015 from 8pm to 9pm ET. We had an extremely informative and fun time discussing the prevention & treatment of T2 Diabetes in children and adolescents. During the chat, 3 lucky participants won one of three copies of her cook book, "A Healthy Baker's Dozen: Gluten-Free Cookies". We have the chat's transcript here. [...]

Eat Right – Exercise – Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes

Are you confused by the glycemic index, carb counting or carb exchanges? Studies have shown that losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help you lower your risk of chronic disease such as diabetes. But too many people try to lose this weight too quickly, using fad weight loss programs and other unhealthy approaches. A recent study in Diabetes Care shows that regardless of actual weight loss, just learning to make healthy eating and exercise a part of your daily life is enough to lower your risk. [...]

Diabetes Meal Planning: Which Method Is Best For You?

  Diabetes and food do a unique dance. You need to eat a variety of foods to stay healthy, but too much of some foods can lead to weight gain and can affect your diabetes control. Your diabetes food plan should fit your nutritional needs, daily routine, eating habits, food likes, and blood [...]

Eat More Mushrooms!

Most people don’t give mushrooms a second thought. They may have a few in their salads or on top of their burgers, but chances are, they don’t realize just how healthy mushrooms really are. Find out more about mushrooms, the benefits of adding them to your diet, and how to make them a part of your meal plan. [...]

Managing Gastroparesis with a Balanced Meal Plan

Gastroparesis is a common diabetes complication that affects the muscles in the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include fullness, bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. It can also be hard to keep your blood glucose under control if you have this condition. Some people with gastroparesis find it hard to eat any solid foods, which can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. [...]

Eating Right while Eating Out

Lately, it is becoming more common to see restaurants offering heart-healthy menu options. Subway offers subs and meals approved by the American Heart Association; Applebee's offers a Weight Watchers section on their menu; and TGI Fridays lists "better-for-you" options to guide diners to better choices. However, fast food menus are less likely to provide healthy options, and this can make eating out harder for those trying to follow a heart healthy lifestyle. [...]

It’s Not Just What You Eat, But How You Eat That Matters

Old habits die hard. You may have a healthy meal plan, a fridge full of healthy foods, and a new exercise program in place. It may seem like you are on the road to success in getting your weight and diabetes under control.But just one stressful day could make you reach for the ice cream. Eating habits can be hard to change, and can get in the way of healthy progress if you are not careful. [...]
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