Diabetes

End of Summer Cooking

If you just discovered a 2 foot-long zucchini hidden in your garden, this is the perfect recipe for you. It is from my cookbook, The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen 125 Recipes for Creating Healthy Meals (HMH 2012). The talented Ben Fink was the photographer who ate the entire dish after he took the picture!

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, No Carbs—3 Reasons Why I Recommend Good Carbs for Everyone

First you need to understand what I mean by “good carbs”. I’m referring to carbohydrate-containing foods that give your body more that just starch and sugars. Think whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy. Reason #1 to eat good carbs Fiber & resistant starch (prebiotics). This is the food for the good bacteria in […]

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Healthy Cooking Tips For Diabetes

A diabetes-friendly eating style is much easier to achieve when you prepare your own meals. Cooking puts you back in control when diabetes threatens your sense of well-being. However, this requires you to have some basic cooking skills. Click here to learn how to cook with non-starchy vegetables. Adding vegetables to a meal is a […]

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Hack Your Snacks at Work

Click here to watch a short video loaded with ideas on how to cut down snacking on the office sweets!

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Family MealTime Makeovers

Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes involves the whole family even if just one member has been diagnosed. That’s because pre-diabetes and diabetes are best managed when the entire household commits to making a series of small changes. Overtime these changes can have a big impact on everyone’s health. Check out this segment I filmed for […]

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Don’t Gain Weight This Holiday Season—Make Your Resolutions Now

October is the best time to start setting New Year’s resolutions. I don’t mean the traditional January vows to “lose weight and start exercising”. I’m suggesting a plan to get through the upcoming holidays and not gain weight. Imagine how good you will feel at the start of 2018 without the guilt and extra pounds […]

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Birthdays and Diabetes–Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

  I recently celebrated my birthday (you’ll have to guess which one), and I started thinking about cake and special celebrations. Is there a way to have your cake and eat it too when you have diabetes? To answer this question you first need to consider your current diabetes management plan and how well it […]

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Your Chance to Ask the Experts—FREE!

Check out the American Diabetes Association’s LIVING WITH DIABETES ASK THE EXPERTS TOWNHALL SERIES https://professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/lwd-asktheexperts-schedule_fin.pdf . I encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming topic Blood Glucose For Beginners (Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 PM). Even if you have previously been taught about the way food, activity and medications influence blood glucose, this session can […]

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Check Out This Super Fruit at Your Local Farm Stand

I discovered a wild pear tree on my farm this week loaded with fruit. I know pears are a great fruit for people with diabetes because they are full of fiber which slows down the rise in blood glucose after they are eaten. What I didn’t know was what I would do with this bucket […]

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10 Important Things Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Diabetes

Have you just been told you have type 2 diabetes and your head is spinning with questions? In the short time your doctor had with you there was so much that needed to be communicated. Unfortunately it may not have been addressed or you were so overwhelmed you missed it all. If this is the […]

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