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Diabetes and Diet

The Truth About The Portion Control Problem

You’ve probably heard it before: Watch your portion sizes. But do you consistently pay close attention?

Portion size awareness is important for everyone with diabetes. Whether you’re counting carbohydrates to dose insulin or controlling portions to lose weight (or both), keeping portion sizes down can help control blood glucose levels and is usually crucial

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Spotlight On Ingrid Hoffmann And Her New Diabetes-Friendly Cookbook

When she’s not hosting Top Chef Estrellas, on Telemundo, NBC, Simply Delicioso on the Cooking Channel and Delicioso on Univision, she’s inspiring her fans by writing cookbooks and using social media platforms to educate her followers about diabetes-friendly cooking habits.

Hoffmann’s past cookbooks have all focussed on healthy twists to traditional Latin favorites, however, her latest book, Latin Comfort Foods Made

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6 Low Calorie Cocktail Concoctions For The Holidays

1. Pomegranate Mojito
Instead of adding sugar to this classic cocktail, blend the seeds of a large pomegranate in a food processor. Strain the blended seeds with a fine mesh sieve. Add the pomegranate juice to rum and sparkling water.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup freshly strained pomegranate juice. If you don’t want to deal with the mess, buy

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New Ways To Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Quickly

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 15 percent of Americans living with type 2 diabetes struggle with hard-to-heal foot ulcers.

Now, a biomedical engineering team at Michigan Tech wants to reduce how long it takes for diabetic foot ulcers to heal. They want to take the typical healing period from 150 to 21 days.

They

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Exercise For Diabetes Control

In case you haven’t heard: Exercise is really good for people with type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels, increases energy levels, improves heart health, and promotes emotional well-being. Barring other medical complications, the majority of people with diabetes can and should exercise for diabetes control and for better overall health and

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7 Tips To Get Into Ketosis

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that provides several health benefits. During ketosis, your body converts fat into compounds known as ketones and begins using them as its main source of energy. Studies have found that diets that promote ketosis are highly beneficial for weight loss, due in part to their appetite-suppressing effects.

Emerging research suggests

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6 Ways Men Can Prevent A Stroke

The “brain attack” occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and glucose to the brain gets blocked by a clot or bursts, which impedes blood flow to the brain. Still, stroke is far from a woman’s disease.

“Stroke is more prevalent in women because they tend to live longer and stroke occurs more

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DFriendly Autumn Appetizers

A party with great hors d’oeuvres is a great party—even if you get stuck talking to weird Uncle Mel. We’ve selected eleven of our favorite, diabetes-friendly starters that are sure to please you and yours this fall season.

Cayenne pepper gives this version of the cocktail party classic a nice kick. And talk about a healthy

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Healthy Food Swaps Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Wrapping around your head how you will count your carbs and stay on track this Thanksgiving? Look no further, our healthy swaps guide, Thanksgiving edition, is here just in time for the holidays.

Get inspired with these delightful fall favorites with a creative, low-carb twist!

Healthy Swaps-Let Turkey Day Take You Forward
You may have

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Study: Marijuana Users At Higher Risk For Serious Type 1 Diabetes Complications

Individuals with type 1 diabetes may be at increased risk for serious complications when they used marijuana, new research suggests.

Marijuana use is increasing as it becomes more legal in the United States.

Some studies have even reported improvement in insulin sensitivity and pancreatic beta cell function with cannabis use, which has generated widespread attention, suggesting

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How Accurate Is Your Blood Glucose Monitor?

Blood glucose monitors that are marketed and sold to consumers may not be as accurate as regulatory bodies, or consumers would hope,  according to a recent study.

The study assessed the accuracy of 18 blood glucose monitors (BGM) cleared by the U.S. FDA, representing a large majority of products that are currently available today.

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Healthy Food Swaps Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Wrapping around your head how you will count your carbs and stay on track this Thanksgiving? Look no further, our healthy swaps guide, Thanksgiving edition, is here just in time for the holidays.

Get inspired with these delightful fall favorites with a creative, low-carb twist

Healthy Swaps-Let Turkey Day Take You Forward
You may have

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Healthy Food Swaps Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Wrapping around your head how you will count your carbs and stay on track this Thanksgiving? Look no further, our healthy swaps guide, Thanksgiving edition, is here just in time for the holidays.

Get inspired with these delightful fall favorites with a creative, low-carb twist!

Healthy Swaps-Let Turkey Day Take You Forward
You may have

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Cucumbers And Yogurt (Side Dish) Recipe

Summary

Print Recipe 

Cook time: 0 Minutes
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Idle time:

Level Easy

Servings:  People
Unit: 
US Imperial
Metric

4g
Carbs

0.5g
Sat. fat

0.4g
Fibers

85mg
Sodium

1g
Protein

26kcal
Calories

Ingredients

2 Medium Cucumbers
3/4 cup Plain whole milk yogurt
2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Sprig Fresh Mint
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

Peel cucumbers and remove seeds. Dice.
In small bowl,

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10 Exercise Tips For Avoiding The Holiday Blues

You may swear that the ubiquitous holiday cookies were Heaven sent, the holiday chocolates divine.

Are your willpower dissolving, your waistline expanding, and your blood sugar rising just thinking about this season’s delectable goodies?

What about the guilt factor? You may find yourself eating a little bit extra here and there, and as a

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Mediterranean Diet Linked To Improved Gestational Diabetes Outcomes, Study

Women with gestational diabetes on the Mediterranean diet for 3 months had improved glycemic levels, that were comparable to pregnant women with normal glucose levels, a new study from Madrid, Spain shows.

The objective of the study was to assess whether Mediterranean diet-based medical nutrition therapy facilitates near-normoglycemia in women with gestational diabetes. Researchers also observed the

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Five Fall Inspired DFriendly Desserts

Fall is just around the corner. The weather will cool, and the nights will come quicker. It’s also the time of the year where tempting treats may surround you.

We gathered a handful of our favorite, dFriendly dessert ideas for you just in the nick of time.

Most of the recipes are simple to make

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DFriendly Autumn Appetizers

A party with great hors d’oeuvres is a great party—even if you get stuck talking to weird Uncle Mel. We’ve selected eleven of our favorite, diabetes-friendly starters that are sure to please you and yours this fall season.

Cayenne pepper gives this version of the cocktail party classic a nice kick. And talk about a healthy

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Traveling With Diabetes

Whether your vacation plans involve staying close to home or crossing the globe, put as much thought into protecting your health while traveling as choosing your destination. From planning ahead to packing your bag, let’s talk about how to use your passport instead of your pancreas.

Plan Ahead
A little planning goes a long

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24 Top Fiber Foods For Diabetes

When it comes to eating well with diabetes, fiber is the slam-dunk. Not only does it have a bunch of health benefits unto itself, it also reduces the impact of the other carbs you eat. This impact is reliable enough that, in carb counting, you can actually subtract fiber grams from your total carb grams. Check out these twenty-five

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