Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Apr 19, 2021

Foods & Snacks – Diabetes Friendly and Interesting!

By |2021-04-19T13:32:41-04:00Updated: April 19th, 2021|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

After a year of limited access to outside activities including doing your own food shopping and all your adventures to big box stores, things are finally changing for the better. Many of you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Two full weeks after vaccination allows you more mobility if you continue the rules of social distancing, mask […]

Apr 6, 2021

Vegetarian or Vegan?

By |2021-04-06T14:28:56-04:00Updated: April 6th, 2021|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Approximately 2% of adults in the US are vegans and 5% consider themselves vegetarian. New research states, “Red meat intake increases insulin resistance and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes”. People with diabetes always want to know “what to eat or not eat” to help control blood sugars and weight. There is no one best […]

Mar 31, 2021

GI, Tummy Problems, and Diabetes

By |2021-03-31T12:56:46-04:00Updated: March 31st, 2021|Diabetes Management, Diet & Nutrition|0 Comments

With diabetes the most common complications usually discussed involve the cardiovascular system: the heart and blood vessels. Diabetes elevates the risks of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. People with diabetes can also have complications in their kidneys, eyes and feet. These are related to nerve ending problems. The GI (gastrointestinal tract) is not a […]

Mar 25, 2021

Obesity and Diabetes: Today’s Basic Challenges

By |2021-04-05T15:28:59-04:00Updated: March 25th, 2021|Diet & Nutrition, Fitness & Diabetes, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world with over 90 contributing factors. There is no single solution to prevent obesity. In 2013, it was finally recognized as a true “illness or disease”. Obesity is one of the top risk factors in developing type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes is 93% higher when you have […]

Mar 22, 2021

New Year, New Diabetes Questions

By |2021-03-22T10:25:17-04:00Updated: March 22nd, 2021|Diabetes Management, Diet & Nutrition|0 Comments

It’s a new year and hopefully you are actively setting up new and realistic goals concerning your diabetes. Diabetes self-management can be challenging, but it is the only way to make sure you reduce your future complications and live a healthier life. Diabetes remains a “life-long disease”, yet diabetes self-management classes are still not considered mandatory […]

Feb 4, 2021

Your Blood Sugar Readings: Be a Detective!

By |2021-02-04T13:58:40-05:00Updated: February 4th, 2021|Diabetes Management, Diet & Nutrition, Fitness & Diabetes, Type 1|0 Comments

It is easy to understand why your blood sugars spike high after eating 2 or 3 sugar coated donuts when you have diabetes. Too much empty sugar from cookies, candy and pies lead to elevated numbers. With diabetes you do not have the insulin needed to regulate your blood sugars. Unfortunately, there are many other unsuspecting […]

Oct 26, 2020

Your Immune System – How Do You Support it This Fall Season?

By |2020-10-26T14:46:53-04:00Updated: October 26th, 2020|Diet & Nutrition, Fitness & Diabetes, General Information, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The fall season should raise your concern for developing flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, the common cold – and of course we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily, our bodies encounter billions of germs – some of which are beneficial and some that can be dangerous. Healing after a viral, bacterial infection or surgery is difficult […]

Mar 4, 2020

Popular Diets for 2019 and Beyond

By |2020-03-05T10:12:36-05:00Updated: March 4th, 2020|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Popular Diets and Fun Food Trends

As always, 2019 was full of “diet advice” with some good and some not so worthwhile. Let’s look at the more popular diet plans. None of these specific diet plans are being recommended to you. Always consult with your physician or health care provider before you make any change in your […]

Oct 23, 2019

Halloween Candy Alternatives with Diabetes

By |2019-10-23T16:06:01-04:00Updated: October 23rd, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The average American “eats approximately 25 pounds of candy per year with the highest intakes during the holiday season.” Candy tastes delicious, conjures up childhood memories of fun times including dressing up in costume and collecting sweets around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, candy is just empty calories offering no nutritional value. It is mostly made of sugar, […]

Sep 9, 2019

Diabetes and Your Microbiome

By |2019-09-09T11:35:03-04:00Updated: September 9th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Metabolic disorder trends including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease have grown at alarming rates in the wealthiest countries. Over 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. Type 2 diabetes remains prevalent as a precursor to cardiovascular disease and its complications. According to The World Health Organization, “Type 2 diabetes will be one of […]

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