Diabetes Health Type 2: Being Creative and Inspired While Managing Type 2 Diabetes

When Sharon Mirabella was hospitalized nine years ago the physicians ran some blood tests and discovered that her A1C was 6.7. Thirst was the only unusual symptom she had noticed.   Once diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes they started her on some oral medication and she met one on one with a nutritionist.   Her A1C now hovers around 5.6 and Sharon, who is 59,

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Diabetes Health in The News: Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity

Childhood obesity might be an increasing problem, but it’s not an insurmountable one. A recent study focusing on the impact of nutrition programs in middle schools found that children receiving nutritional education were better able to maintain a healthy weight than peers that didn’t. This shows that nutrition education is key to helping children make smart choices and develop a healthy life-long relationship with food.

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Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1box Dreamfields Spaghetti 1pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick 2cloves garlic, minced 2tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 3cups broccoli florets 1medium bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips 1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 to 3teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1serrano or other hot chili pepper, minced 1can (14 ounces)

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AskNadia: Fasting High Blood Sugars & The Dawn Phenomenon

Hi Nadia, I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to bring my fasting blood sugar level down? Thank you, Jack Dear Jack: I am assuming that when you say fasting blood sugar, you mean your

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Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1box Dreamfields Spaghetti 1pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick 2cloves garlic, minced 2tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 3cups broccoli florets 1medium bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips 1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 to 3teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1serrano or other hot chili pepper, minced 1can (14 ounces)

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Diabetic Chef Teaches America Reality Cooking

When Chris Smith was 27, he got bad news in the form of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Now known as the Diabetic Chef, Smith is making the most of having diabetes by “re-teaching America to cook.” ‘Reality Cooking’ Smith calls his culinary style “reality cooking.” He authored “Cooking With the Diabetic Chef,” a 150- recipe paperback cookbook filled with simple, basic everyday recipes, from

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Low protein diet may not maintain muscles

By Brenda Neugent A new study suggests that eating enough protein is as important as limiting carbs for those with type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that insulin resistance not only impacts the body’s ability to use blood glucose; it also impacts protein metabolism. Canadian researchers recently found that those with type 2 who eat less protein don’t break down protein into useable amino acids

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AskNadia: Type 1 Eating Broccoli With Mustard to Prevent Cancer

Dear Nadia, I am a type 1 of 30 years with concerns about cancer and diabetes. I started eating mustard powder on steam broccoli because it blocks cancer. Have you come across any research that contradicts this theory? Maryland Dear Maryland: Science research has proven what we eat does make a difference in our overall health. 30-40 percent of cancers are preventable by making dietary

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Bike Maintenance as Body Maintenance

When first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, I was scared into a very rigid regime of diet and exercise. The first thing I did was register for the Tour de Cure – a bike ride sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Establishing a goal served as an incentive to train and exercise daily. Six months later, I had lost 25 pounds and

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