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Greek Yogurt

By Rachel MacKinnon Greek yogurt is one of those foods that bring joy to the gut and our health. Nutritionally, it contains more protein and less sodium and carbohydrates than regular yogurt. Aside from the nutritional benefits, it also is a great probiotic for gut health, boosting the immune system. Selecting Greek yogurts can be […]

Five Tips for Getting Started with Diabetes Meal Planning

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes and feel lost in your efforts to put together a meal that is satisfying, healthy, and does not send your blood sugar soaring, here are some tips to get you started: Follow a heart healthy diet as heart disease is the number […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

By Greg Zacarese Our body needs water to survive. All of the cells, tissues, and organs in our bodies need water to function properly. We need water to maintain our body temperature, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. Because our body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it is important that we drink water […]

Diabetes: Keeping Blood Sugar Logs

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE People often ask, “If my glucose meter has a memory that records all my blood sugar values, why should I keep a blood sugar log?” Blood sugar testing and tracking your numbers provide useful information for managing your diabetes. This helps you see changes in your blood sugar levels to […]

Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad Ones

By Greg Zacarese Which Carbohydrates are good? Carbohydrates have a bad reputation. We’ve all heard people say “I’m eliminating carbs” or “Carbs are bad for you.” People might try the ketogenic diet which eliminates most carbs in order to lose weight. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies, and no other nutrient […]

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

By Greg Zacarese People who have diabetes are concerned about high blood sugar. However, low blood sugar is very dangerous as well. A certain amount of glucose in the blood is needed for proper brain function, as carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel. A blood sugar of <70mg/dL is classified as hypoglycemia. This […]

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Do You Have Diabetes? Buyer Beware: The Low-Carb Diet is Back Again

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Recent newspaper headlines and cable news networks have stories about some of the newest trends in dieting, and the low-carb diet is back. There are many claims made about the low-carb diet curing or reversing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It advocates eating very small amounts of […]

The Benefits of Making Small-Simple Changes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE So many of us want to be healthier, make lifestyle changes, lose weight, exercise, and change our diets. These desires intensify after a season of over-indulgence and sedentary behavior. We find ourselves making statements like: “That’s it, no more sweets ever!” or “I am going to the gym to […]

Beating the Heat with Diabetes: Creative Ways to keep Hydrated during Hot Weather or when Physically Active

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE According the CDC (Center for Disease Control), sensitivity to heat and how your body uses insulin can change in high temperatures. People with diabetes can be more vulnerable to dehydration, have elevated blood sugar, and suffer from heat exhaustion and stroke. The CDC provides a list of tips for […]

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