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Improving Quality of Diet Decreases Diabetes Risk

Improving Quality of Diet Decreases Diabetes Risk

While individualization is key to any successful meal plan, a new study found that eating a varied diet containing "quality" foods can cut your risk of developing diabetes.
July 17, 2014
Eating a varied diet containing "quality" foods can cut your risk of developing diabetes.
A Yogurt a Day May Keep Diabetes at Bay

A Yogurt a Day May Keep Diabetes at Bay

Eating a low-fat plain yogurt, instead of salty snacks or sugary drinks, may help reduce your risk of diabetes by almost 50%.
March 27, 2014
In addition to eating more fruits and vegetables, consuming low-fat plain yogurt, in lieu of salty snacks or sugary drinks, may help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
Sweetener Derived From Agave Plant May Help Lower Blood Sugar

Sweetener Derived From Agave Plant May Help Lower Blood Sugar

A common ingredient in the tequila plant could benefit metabolic health.
March 27, 2014
A sweetener created from the agave plant, most commonly know for making tequila, has been shown to reduce blood sugar and weight gain in mice, according to a recent research study.

Question About Coconut Sugar

Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC answers a question from a reader on the use of coconut sugar.
January 03, 2014
Coconut sugar and diabetes. Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, answers a readers question about coconut sugar and blood sugar.

Stomach Nerves Act as Circadian "Food Clock"

Stomach nerves act as circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day. Disruption to this rhythm may lead to obesity.
December 04, 2013
Circadian food clock and risk of obesity

What You Eat Really Does Matter

November 13, 2013
Higher intake of butter and margarine increases risk of heart disease among patients with diabetes.

Carb Counting at Breakfast: Start Your Day Off Right

May 31, 2012
Counting your carbs at breakfast can help you start your day off right—whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
How to Count Carbs at Restaurants

How to Count Carbs at Restaurants

Having diabetes doesn't mean the end of dining out but a little advanced planning can help you keep your blood sugars stable.
May 31, 2012
Learn more about counting carbs at restaurants. Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't eat out but you'll have a much better experience if you do your homework first.

Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes

Sugar-free Isn't Always Healthy
March 30, 2012
Sugar-free or low sugar foods aren't always as healthy as they seem for people with diabetes. Get the scoop on artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and what it really means when a food says it doesn't have sugar.

Filling Up—Without Filling Up on Carbs

How to Beat Carb Cravings When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
March 30, 2012
Try as you may when you have type 2 diabetes, you can't always get rid of your carb cravings. This article provides tips on how to control carb cravings and stick to your diabetes meal plan.
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