Developing Good Habits

What foods are best to prevent high glucose? What is carb counting? Is it safe to exercise? How do I lose weight? All of these questions (and more) are answered here.

Diabetic Diet

Nutrition, calories, and more


Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes

Eating for Optimal Health in Type 2 Diabetes: Myths & Facts  MYTH: Weight loss can reduce the need for type 2 diabetes treatment but only if there is a dramatic change. FACT: Many patients who are overweight or obese develop type 2 diabetes. Often, patients find...

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Nutrition in Type 1 Diabetes

Eating for Optimal Health in Type 1 Diabetes: Myths & Facts MYTH: Meeting with a nutritionist is only helpful when a person is first diagnosed with diabetes. FACT: A nutritionist can be helpful throughout a patient’s life. Newly diagnosed patients might work with...

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Carbohydrate Counting

What are carbs? Carbs—short for carbohydrates—are the sugars, fiber, and starches found in foods. Carbs are broken down by the body and used for energy. Why count carbs? Counting carbohydrates, or sugars, is often one of the first skills someone with type 1 diabetes...

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Natural and Artificial Sweeteners

There are two main types of sweeteners: natural and artificial sweeteners. Natural (nutritive) sweeteners Sugars such as glucose, sucrose, or fructose are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and other plants. Natural sweeteners are also known as nutritive...

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Staying active and healthy

Physical Activity and Exercise

Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day for five days a week can help treat high blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol; improve your mood; and increase your energy? Many patients think they need to carve out a major portion of their daily schedule...

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Weight Loss

Options to lose weight


Nearly two-thirds of all U.S. adults are overweight or obese. That means just one-third of the nation fall into the healthy weight range. Obesity is also rising in other parts of the world. A body-mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 is considered obese. Weight loss options…...

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Bariatric Surgery

When diet and exercise aren’t effective in weight loss, some patients turn to weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. These procedures can dramatically improve blood glucose control in persons with type 2 diabetes who have obesity and most often lead to...

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Staying Healthy

Routine preventative care and vaccination guidelines for diabetes

Protecting Your Health

There are several routine preventive measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of developing complications from diabetes: Healthy diet: A balanced diet can improve blood glucose levels and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Exercise:...

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Vaccine Guidelines for Diabetes

Though vaccines might night always be on your list of items to discuss at your next doctor’s appointment, an up-to-date vaccine record is important! Why? Having diabetes means that you’re more likely than other people to become ill from common infections that can...

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