Can Apples Help You Prevent Diabetes?

bowl of apples from orchard

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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What You Need to Know about Sweets and Diabetes

sugars

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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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

prediabetes questions

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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Eating More of this can Help Prevent Diabetes.

grilled salmon

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

Mediterranean diet foods

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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How Sensor Technology can help Prevent or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

continuous glucose monitoring

My professional and personal experience with continuous glucose monitoring. In my professional experience as a diabetes care and education specialist, CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has been a game changer for many people trying to get control of their blood sugars. Unfortunately, the assumption has been that only people who are on diabetes medications, especially insulin,…

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What Diabetes and Money Management have in Common

diabetes management

Your diabetes management and money management may have more in common than you think! Are your money habits and food habits similar? Today I am reviewing my budget for Christmas spending.  Just like Thanksgiving dinner it’s too easy to go overboard when everything in front of you looks so tempting! And I am really good…

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Diabetes Prevention Starter Carb Plan

diabetic meal apple milk and sandwich

If you are looking for a food plan with a little structure to get you jump started with blood sugar or weight management, this is a plan I have used. Here are some quick tips if you want to try this plan for yourself. 2-5-6 Plan 2-5-6 means that you eat 2 carbohydrate choices –…

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