DIY Diabetes Articles

23.6 million American adults and children have diabetes – 8% of our population! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, newly diagnosed cases of diabetes rose from 4.8 per 1,000 from 1995-1997 to 9.1 per 1,000 from 2005-2007. Why is this? Obesity, lack of physical activity and poor eating habits are the top reasons. What can we do? Increase our knowledge and take charge!

Diabetes may be preventable and certainly it is controllable. This website is designed for you, the person with diabetes, who is eager and ready to understand their disease and how it affects their body’s unique chemistry and learn all the ways of how to “Do-It-Yourself” or manage their disease.

This practical information is written in user-friendly language to support you in this endeavor. My “article of the month” will give you the latest diabetes news, tips and any information to assist you in gaining that control you need to keep healthy and feel good.

Nov 10, 2014

Overview of Natural and Artificial Sweetener Options for People with Diabetes

By |2018-07-10T12:32:28-04:00Updated: November 10th, 2014|Diabetes Management, DIY Diabetes Articles|0 Comments

Sugar with other names that are not artificial sweetener options – HAVE an effect on blood sugar levels

Common Sugar […]

Nov 5, 2014

Marci’s List of Favorite Diabetes-Friendly Foods

By |2018-07-10T10:22:33-04:00Updated: November 5th, 2014|Diabetes Management, DIY Diabetes Articles|0 Comments

Carbohydrates

Starch:

  • Nature’s Own Double Fiber Bread (50 calories/5 grams fiber per slice)
  • Thomas’ Light Multigrain English Muffin (100 calories/8 grams fiber)
  • La Tortilla Factory tortillas (100 calories/12 grams fiber)
  • Back to Nature rice crackers (no trans fat and low sodium)
  • Wasa crackers
  • Jolly Time low-fat butter mini serve popcorn (90 calories/9 grams fiber)
  • Whole wheat matzoh
  • Cereals: look for high fiber and low sugar […]
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