Category Archives: diabetes and food

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have recently released their guidelines for healthy eating. These guidelines are meant to help people prevent health problems. The guidelines emphasize the importance of eating a … Continue reading

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Kids and Healthy Eating Habits

Interesting article about kids and snacks. I am always amazed and impressed with my own kids’ ability to eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. I encourage this by offering healthy meals/snacks as much as possible, making no … Continue reading

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High Fat Low Glucose

Lately I’ve talked to and read about people who’ve eaten fast food and then experienced low blood glucose. This can be confusing and/or frustrating, but it actually makes sense. Fat takes longer to break down in our bodies and doesn’t turn into … Continue reading

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Timing of Insulin

Back in the days of Regular insulin, taking injections at least 30 minutes before a meal was important because it took quite a while for the insulin start working. Nowadays most people use rapid-acting insulin (Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra), which … Continue reading

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Which diet is best?

This one is right up there with “what should I eat?” as far as the most common questions diabetes educators hear. For my answer to the “what should I eat?” question, please see my book. But in terms of the … Continue reading

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Mixed Drink Messages

Living well with diabetes is about forming healthy habits for life. That isn’t easy, and we certainly don’t make healthy choices all the time – who does? But with a goal of eating well and engaging in exercise most of … Continue reading

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Rating my food?

I’m not usually one for using coupons, let alone food rating systems, when I’m in a grocery store. I really just want to get in and out as fast as I can, especially since without fail I am always there … Continue reading

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Advertising and the Self-Control Muscle

Psychologists say that self-control is like a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened. I read an article online about exercise and sleep, both of which are critical to managing and living well with diabetes. On the side of the … Continue reading

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Optimism is Healthy

I’m a big fan of a positive approach – to life, to living with diabetes, whatever. I do, however, acknowledge that living with a chronic condition is not always easy or fun. Many people have a very hard time managing … Continue reading

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Looking at Low Carb from a Different Angle

There’s been a lot of talk about low carb meal plans for many years now. We evolved from Adkins to South Beach to Paleo and now State of Slim (with many others in between). There is science to back up … Continue reading

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