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Living with Diabetes: How to Improve Eating Habits

You can take simple steps to improve your eating habits for healthier living with diabetes. Follow these simple tips to make a difference in your health: [more…]

Food Terms that Indicate Fat Content

Managing diabetes means controlling the amount of fat that you eat. Food terms in recipes and menu items can help you identify high-fat and low-fat foods. Understanding these terms will help you determine [more…]

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you have diabetes, you need to monitor your health closely — including what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you should eat. Managing diabetes means knowing your ideal weight, body mass index [more…]

Recipe and Nutrition Web Sites for Canadians with Diabetes

A number of excellent Web sites provide healthy eating tips and recipes for Canadians with diabetes. Visit the reference links below to find nutritional information and recommendations from The Canadian [more…]

Healthy Eating at Home: Tips for Canadians with Diabetes

One of the best ways to manage diabetes is by being conscious of your diet — which is a lot easier to do if you’re eating your own food at home. Here are some handy tips for keeping your healthy diet on [more…]

Tips for Eating Out in Restaurants for Canadians with Diabetes

Having diabetes can make eating out at a restaurant quite challenging. It can be hard to find foods that are diabetes-friendly, but increasingly Canadian restaurants are offering healthier food options [more…]

Diabetes-Friendly Foods to Keep on Hand

One trick to eating healthier is keeping diabetic-friendly choices available at all times. You can fight the urge to hit the fast-food drive-through and instead whip up a convenient and healthy breakfast [more…]

Managing Diabetes Takes More than Just Food

Preparation for diabetes meal planning and nutrition starts with a very minor kitchen makeover. Your kitchen should be set up for ease of food preparation, and that includes everything from measuring cups [more…]

Foods You Can Still Enjoy When You Have Diabetes

Many people with diabetes think that they can't have "fun food," such as good breads or sweet and creamy ice cream. With a little tweaking and swapping, you can enjoy many different kinds of foods that [more…]

Heart-Healthy Carbohydrate Choices for Diabetes

A heart-healthy diet can help prevent the complications of diabetes for years to come. Part of that healthy diet is learning to manage your intake of carbohydrate foods. You can do a lot to help your body [more…]

Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Diabetes is a serious medical condition where your body cannot properly process foods to meet your energy demands and keep your blood glucose levels balanced. But, you can do a lot to help your body work [more…]

Using Leisure and Laughs as Good Medicine for Diabetes

You can use the health benefits of leisure and laughter to diabetes as your justification for a vacation or even a relaxing night with a funny movie. If that doesn't seem like an excuse anyone would really [more…]

Veggies — They're What's for Dinner

When diabetes is involved, the one thing you learn right away as you begin to seriously consider eating healthier is that Mom was right — eat your vegetables. You will hear that declaration more often [more…]

Personality Types and Diabetes Management

Successful diabetes self-management, including effective meal planning, is all about your attitudes and behaviors, and your personality plays a key role in how you deal with these important health-related [more…]

10 Diabetes and Nutrition Myths

Healthcare professionals could probably put together a list of 1,000 myths and inaccuracies surrounding diabetes, and new ones pop up regularly in patient interactions. Nutrition inaccuracies may not rise [more…]

Diabetes Meal Planning for the Metric-Challenged

It's a legitimate question: In the U.S., how does someone with diabetes come to grips with the crucial issues of nutrition when he suddenly finds himself expected to think about food as a gram of this [more…]

Corrected Daily Menus for a Diabetes Meal Plan

The errata document for Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies corrects layout errors that occurred in the first printing of the book. For access to the errata, [more…]

Your Role in Diabetes Management

Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you share one crucial responsibility from your diagnosis going forward — doing your part. In simple terms, you must now become an active helper in your [more…]

Your Brain and Diabetes Management

Right between your ears is your incredible and mysterious brain, and your brain plays essential roles in managing diabetes. But, the different roles your brain plays in diabetes management aren’t always [more…]

Forget "Diabetic Diet" When Managing Diabetes

Diabetic diet is a phrase you’ll hear constantly, and what could be more discouraging than to imagine yourself sentenced to an eating plan that’s so restrictive only people with diabetes have to subject [more…]

The Connection between Heart Health and Diabetes

A heart healthy diet is especially important for people with diabetes. Most people know that diet can contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels, and those unhealthy cholesterol levels raise the risk for [more…]

What Is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is defined simply as having higher than normal levels of glucose in your blood too often, a condition called hyperglycemia. Blood glucose is sometimes called [more…]

Type 1 Diabetes and LADA

Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes and as insulin-dependent diabetes, is what many people think of as real diabetes. The familiar image is one of an exceptionally thin child taking insulin [more…]

The Progression of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes doesn’t begin as a problem with insulin production like type 1 diabetes. In fact, the beta cells at the insulin factory are often working overtime. The high blood glucose levels that define [more…]

The Role of Body Mass in Type 2 Diabetes

It wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that body mass and type 2 diabetes are closely linked. One clue would be that 85 percent of people with type 2 diabetes fall into the overweight or obese [more…]

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