Condiments: How To Include Them In Your Diabetes Meal Plan

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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!

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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

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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

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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

Drinking More Coffee Reduces Risk for Diabetes

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When it comes to your morning cup of java, drinking a second or third cup may be good for your health. There is evidence that shows coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. And it seems for diabetes prevention the more coffee you drink, the better. … Read More

Control Diabetes With Yoga

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Regular physical activity is one of the most effective tools in diabetes management. Exercise can lower your blood glucose—also called blood sugar, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol while increasing your good cholesterol. It improves your body’s ability to use insulin and contributes to weight loss which might allow you to decrease the amount of medication … Read More

Vinegar & Diabetes: Can It Reduce Blood Glucose Levels?

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Vinegar continues to gain in popularity among consumers for its many purported health benefits including hypertension, weight loss, dandruff, leg cramps, fungal infections, and diabetes.  However, there is no clear scientific evidence to support these claims except for diabetes. In fact, there is an emerging body of evidence to support the benefit of vinegar in … Read More

Closing the Diabetes Disparities Gap

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When it comes to diabetes in the United States, minority populations are hardest hit. African Americans and Hispanics are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health and national examination surveys. African American and … Read More