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The Low Down On Salt
February 8, 2018 | Leave a Comment

It may surprise you to know that your body needs a small amount of salt to work properly. But too much salt—also known as sodium chloride, is bad for your health. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans … Read More


Condiments: How To Include Them In Your Diabetes Meal Plan
January 24, 2018 | Leave a Comment

When it comes to food and diabetes, most people think bland and boring. Those little extras like salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish and salsa that make our taste buds dance are mistakenly banned from the diet. It’s true if you’re not careful and using them mindlessly; those little flavor enhancers can bankrupt your calorie, … Read More


The New Nutrition Facts Label: People with Diabetes Will Love It!
January 4, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Have you seen the new Nutrition Facts label? Last year the U.S Food and Drug Administration finalized a new Nutrition Facts label that will make it easier for you to identify and compare products with added sugar and enable you to make healthier choices. While most food manufacturers have until 2019 to change their labels … Read More


New Year Resolutions For People With Diabetes: Small Victories Are Worth Celebrating
January 2, 2018 | Leave a Comment

As the new year begins, millions of Americans, are thinking about resolutions for the New Year—eating healthier, getting in shape, and taking better care of themselves. But if they don’t take the right approach by February many will experience resolution dissolution. Most people fail at diet and lifestyle resolutions because they set unrealistic goals and … Read More


Diabetes Myths, Mystery and Misinformation
November 1, 2017 | Leave a Comment

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this month I’m debunking myths about diabetes—one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. … Read More