Easy Swaps to Cut Carbs

December 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM | Posted in cooking, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Just in time to help with those extra Holiday carbs, some great ideas from Diabetic Living On Line. You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. Enjoy everyone!

 
Easy Swaps to Cut Carbs
People with diabetes can still eat desserts, bagels, and pizza. But it helps to know a few simple swaps that can save you up to 50 grams Diabetic living logoof carb!

 

Carb-Saving Tips
Making smart swaps can cut carbs without sacrificing foods you love to eat. You don’t have to give up pizza if you have diabetes, but choosing a thin crust, for example, can make a big difference in carb amounts. Find out more easy ways to cut carbs.

Apple Slices vs. Apple Juice
Choosing apple slices will not only save you carbs, but you’ll also get the benefit of fiber and nutrients found in the skin and pulp from the apple that juice does not provide after it’s processed……

 

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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/ways-to-cut-carbs/?page=1

 

Diabetes Health: 12 Ways to Eat Better at Work

October 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | Leave a comment
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Another informative article on diabetes from the Diabetic Living On Line web site. I’ve left a link at the bottom of the post so you can read the entire article. While there check out all their great healthy recipes. Enjoy!
Diabetes Health: 12 Ways to Eat Better at Work

Reach Your Goals!
Living a healthy lifestyle is a work in progress. Celebrate your small successes by reaching practical goals that will boost your confidence and your spirit. Diabetes doesn’t have to stop you!

Easy Tips to Stay on Track
If your job is a place where your commitment to eating healthier flies out the window, find out how you can make small changes that can give you big results.

1) Eat Away from Your Desk
Your desk is not a lunch table. Put aside your work and take a few minutes to relax and enjoy lunch away from your work space. Use that time to stretch, walk around, and enjoy a couple deep breaths to reenergize for the rest of the day…..

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/eat-better-at-work-with-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.622488&esrc=nwdlo100912a

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals

September 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another great article from Diabetic Living On Line web site. You can click the web link at the bottom to read the entire article and cereal rankings.
What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Cold Cereals
By Jessie Shafer and Elizabeth Burt, R.D., L.D.
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated flakes, O’s, and puffed cereals our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.

Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly
With options ranging from colorful sugar bombs to bland fiber buds, cold cereal choices may seem either tasty-but-bad-for-you or boring-but-healthful. We’re here to show you there’s a happy medium for your breakfast bowl!

Through a series of dietitian approvals for nutritional requirements and taste tests with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, we narrowed 70 qualifying cereals down to six winners and 12 tasty finalists. These “best of the bowl” cereals were awarded our Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Pour one to taste how yummy healthful options can be!

Nutritional Guidelines

Every cereal tested had to meet these health requirements per serving (without milk):

— 150 calories or less

— Less than 30 percent of calories from fat

— 1 g saturated fat or less

— 0 g trans fat

— 30 g carb or less

— Less than 8 g sugars

— At least 3 g fiber

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/best-cereals-to-eat-with-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.618512&esrc=nwdlo091812

13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control

July 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another great article from Diabetic Living On Line! You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. Love this web site!

 
13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control
By Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., CDE; Reviewed by Hope S. Warshaw, R.D., CDE, BC-ADM, 2010;
Good blood sugar control is different for every person, but there are some common tips to follow that can help improve your numbers.

How to Take Control Now
Nothing trumps a balanced meal plan, an active lifestyle, and diabetes medications as needed to keep your blood glucose levels in check. You might have considered other diabetes remedies to lower blood sugar. Find out what works and what you should avoid.

Keep Eating Habits Consistent
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, could push your blood glucose higher. When you don’t eat for several hours because of sleep or other reasons, your body fuels itself on glucose released from the liver. For many people with type 2 diabetes (PWDs type 2), the liver doesn’t properly sense that the blood has ample glucose already, so it continues to pour out more. Eating something with a little carbohydrate signals the liver to stop sending glucose into the bloodstream and can tamp down high numbers.

Skipping meals can also lead to overeating, which can cause an increase in weight. And if you take certain diabetes medications that stimulate the body’s own insulin, such as common sulfonylureas, or you take insulin with injections or a pump, you risk having your blood glucose drop too low when you skip or delay meals….

*Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/monitoring/blood-sugar/blood-sugar-control/?sssdmh=dm17.608752&esrc=nwdlo072412t&email=2933188293

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Sweet Diabetic Snacks

June 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Another fantastic article from one of my favorite web sites, http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
They go over all the “Best Sweet Diabetic Snacks” from Rice Cakes to Brownie Snacks to  Cookies! You can click the link at the bottom of the post to read all the articles.

What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Sweet Diabetic Snacks

By Jessie Shafer and Jane Burnett, RD, LD
We’ve got your best picks for sweet snacks right here! These sweet diabetic snacks received the nutrition check mark from dietitians and taste approval from people like you. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated brownies, cookies, bars, and graham snacks our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.

Best Sweet Snacks for Diabetes

To snack or not to snack? That is the big question for many people with diabetes.

With current oral diabetes medications, snacking is not necessary to avoid blood sugar lows. But in some cases, snacks can be helpful for weight control. The key is to avoid high-calorie choices like potato chips or candy. Instead reach for a better snack, such as one of these sweet options.

We snacked our way through 70 bars, cookies, and crisps that met our health guidelines. Then we asked more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, to taste and pick their favorites. And here they are: The top six snacks to receive the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval.

Nutrition Guidelines

*200 calories or less
*6 g total fat or less
*5 g sat. fat or less
*0 g trans fat
*30 g carb or less
*240 mg sodium or less
*At least 1 g fiber per 15 g carb

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/sweet-snacks-for-diabetics/?sssdmh=dm17.599340&esrc=nwdlo052912&email=2933188293

Top Tips to lower your Blood Sugar

May 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Thought I would pass these articles along from http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/?sssdmh=dm17.595934
You can read the entire article by following the link at the bottom of the post.

Take Control!
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or worried you’re at risk, you can find ways to lower your blood sugar that fit easily into a healthy lifestyle.

To Stay Well, Mix and Match a Healthy Lifestyle and Medicines

Research now shows that to stay healthy year in and year out with type 2 diabetes, you’ve got to get and keep your blood sugar, lipids (cholesterol), and blood pressure in control. That’s goal No. 1. The best recipe to tackle this? A healthy lifestyle matched with the correct mix of blood glucose-lowering medications for you at the time.

The Science: Newer studies show that by the time most people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (yes, diagnosed!), they have lost at least half of their insulin-making beta cells. For this reason, the big push today is to treat type 2 aggressively from day one. To achieve the recommended target glucose goals, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that most people with type 2 diabetes start on a glucose-lowering medication right out of the starting gate.

In the Trenches: Yes, it’s human nature to delay starting more medications, but too many people and their health care providers are too slow to act. “Healthy eating and being physically active always help make the job of getting and keeping your glucose, lipids, and blood pressure in control easier and may help you have fewer pills to pop,” says Claudia Shwide-Slavin, RD, CDE, a dietitian and diabetes educator in New York City.

You can read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/monitoring/blood-sugar/naturally-lower-blood-sugar/?sssdmh=dm17.595934&esrc=nwdlo051512&email=2933188293

Are These Power Foods in Your Diet?

April 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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*Another good article from Diabetic Living On Line.

If you already follow a healthful meal plan filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and lean protein, congratulations! You’re on your way to a long, healthy life and are taking a major step in controlling your weight and blood glucose levels. Plus, you’re probably already eating a bunch of the foods on this list.

For those who are taking the baby-steps approach to eating better, this list is even more helpful. Not only are these power foods high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, they’re also familiar and easy to find. That means you don’t have to hunt down any exotic ingredients or shop at specialty grocery stores to find foods that will help you get on track with a healthful meal plan….

*You can read the entire artcle by clicking the link below.

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/power-foods-for-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.590818&esrc=nwdlo041712&email=2933188293

Tip of the Day – Blood Sugar Control

January 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM | Posted in baking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living On Line web site.

Blood Sugar Control: Stay Active for Your Health

The American Diabetes Association recommends accumulating 30 minutes of aerobic activity on most days and doing resistance activities (pushing, pulling, lifting) three times a week.

Exercise:
• Lowers blood glucose levels.
• Helps your body use insulin better.
• Decreases total cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats) and increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
• Decreases blood pressure.
• Fosters weight loss and maintenance.
• Increases strength, endurance, and flexibility.
• Increases energy and feelings of well-being.

http://tips.diabeticlivingonline.com/?sssdmh=dm17.570489&esrc=nwdlo010312&email=2933188293

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