Diabetes Connections Blog

Talking about all things related to preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes.

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10 vitamin C foods to add to your winter meal plan

By Karen Marschel

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for fighting against disease and boosts our immune system. Keeping our immune system strong is more important these days than ever.  If you have diabetes that alone can make your immune system weaker. So why not just take a supplement? For one, if you take more than 1000 mg…

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5 Reasons to Add Brussels Sprouts to your Meal Plan

By Karen Marschel

If you are trying to eat more low carb veggies for better blood sugars, brussels sprouts are a great choice. But they likely aren’t one of the most popular vegetables. I used to hate brussels sprouts. I don’t think I ever had them as a kid and then my only exposure as an adult was…

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3 Diet Changes to Help Reverse Diabetes and Fatty Liver

By Karen Marschel

Has your doctor diagnosed you with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes AND fatty liver? Both fatty liver (also known as NAFLD or Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and type 2 diabetes are becoming very costly health problems. Why? The biggest reason is our unhealthy eating and exercise habits. Doctors are just recently starting to check blood…

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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

By Karen Marschel

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? Are you one of the 88 million adults in the US that have prediabetes?  Just to put 88 million into perspective, that’s about 1 out of every 3 people. Being diagnosed with prediabetes is not news that anyone necessarily wants to hear from their doctor, but being aware is…

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Can Apples Help You Prevent Diabetes?

By Karen Marschel

It’s apple season again and fresh orchard apples are my favorite! I have been challenged this year to find time to get to a local orchard but I did make a quick trip last week and got the tasty apples you see in the bowl. I love apples as a snack, but also really love…

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Challenge Yourself to Change Your Sweets Eating Habit

By Karen Marschel

Why take this challenge? If you want to lose weight, get better blood sugars, reduce inflammation, feel better or get more energy AND you know you are eating too many sweets, this challenge is for you! You can approach this challenge 1 of 2 ways: Eliminate: Sugar can be addicting and how you approach cutting…

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How to Enjoy Summer Sweet Corn, even with Diabetes!

By Karen Marschel

Many people with diabetes are told to avoid sweet corn because it’s high carb. Well, that’s true if we eat it as part of a meal filled with other starches but if we choose wisely, we can still enjoy this summer favorite. I bet you don’t hear the healthy things about sweet corn. Did you…

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Eating Less Sugar to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

By Karen Marschel

Are you trying to eat less sugar to reverse diabetes? Eating less sugar to reverse diabetes today is much more complicated with all the different foods and products available. If you are trying to make better food choices, you might find it much more confusing than you thought. This article will hopefully help answer some…

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7 Reminders for Staying on the Reverse Diabetes track this Summer

By Karen Marschel

Summer is a busy time and now that most of us are free to go to events I am sure there will be plenty of food and fun this summer. To stay on track with your health goals practice these strategies at home AND when you are busy attending all those fun summer events. 1.…

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