Diabetes Health in The News: Self-Management Needed & Low-Carb

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-20_-2015_-1_18_36-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download Click here to listen to the audio version of  Diabetes Health In The News Experts Say Diabetes Self-Management Requires Better Education At the recent American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference, two presenters explained the importance of providing diabetes patients with better education on how to manage their condition. While patients as a whole have gotten better at controlling

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AskNadia: Commodity Foods and the Diabetes Epidemic

Dear Nadia:  Any newer research? The epidemic continues to worsen. Any thoughts regarding eating only commodity foods to treat type 2 diabetes?  Peter Dear Peter: For readers who are unfamiliar with “commodity foods,” they are foods made available to low-income seniors 60 and over by the US Department of Agriculture. The foods provided are divided among eight   categories (go here to see the list): Vegetables

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Three Tips for Using Sugar Substitutes in Baked Goods

To enhance flavor: Add an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract per each cup of granular sugar substitute, such as Equal, NutraSweet, DiabetiSweet or Splenda. To achieve a better rise in baked goods using a low-calorie sweetener, switch from 9-inch to 8-inch round pans with 2-inch high sides. You can also try adding a half cup of dry milk powder and a half teaspoon of baking

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Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

I once had a doctor ask me what I’d do if someone offered me a drink or a cigarette. I was a teenager, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and it was the first time that I had seen her. When I told her that I didn’t drink or smoke, she kept hounding me with questions as if I were lying. I grew tired of

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The Holidays With Diabetes

Living with diabetes, you are already hyper-aware of food, but the holidays seem to heighten that awareness. Faced with your aunt’s delicious homemade cornbread and your grandma’s famous sweet potato casserole, you may find yourself digging through your closet for your old carbohydrate-counting books and guessing at your insulin adjustments. Who wants to go through the holidays with the added stress of high blood sugars

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