Diabetes Connections Blog

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

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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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What You Need to Know about Sweets and Diabetes

By Karen Marschel

Are you trying to eat less sugar to reverse diabetes? Eating less sugar 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 of your questions.…

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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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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

By Karen Marschel

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? We have a prediabetes epidemic in the US. The rate of Type 2 diabetes is 12.4%. The rate of Prediabetes 42.4% That’s 3.5 times the rate of type 2 diabetes!!! According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are burdened with costs of almost $10,000 per year directly…

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Canned Fish Options for Heart Healthy Omega-3 Meals

By Karen Marschel

Once you are diagnosed with diabetes the risk of heart disease more than doubles. To help prevent heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week. To achieve that goal, here 5 canned fish options high in the omega-3 fatty acids: Tuna Mackerel Salmon Herring Sardines Need recipe ideas? You can make…

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Eating More of this can Help Prevent Diabetes.

By Karen Marschel

Eating more cold water ‘oily fish’ has been proven to help in prevention of diabetes for people who have a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. New study: A recent report in the January Diabetes Care journal, talks about a large study showing how eating oily fish could significantly lower the risk of developing type…

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How to Make Midwest Meals More Mediterranean

By Karen Marschel

Here are 10 ideas for adding Mediterranean foods that can help you lower your blood sugars and cholesterol! Research shows that eating more Mediterranean foods can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 30 percent! But how do you eat Mediterranean foods when you live in the Midwest United States? Like…

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