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Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:27:37 +0000

 



The Recommended Blood Glucose Levels for Diabetes

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Depending on where you look, recommended blood glucose levels can vary for people with diabetes. How do you know which to follow? Here are some general guidelines, but ask your healthcare provider which goals are best for you.



The Must-Know Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

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Recognize the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes, such as excessive thirst and extreme fatigue.



Is There an Actual "Diabetes Diet"?

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Ever wonder if there's and actual diabetes diet? Healthy eating habits are a major part of managing diabetes. But what exactly does a healthy diet mean? It can take a little time to figure out how to eat and what to eat, when you are first diagnosed with diabetes.



26 Types of Low-Carb Vegetables

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Each of these low carb vegetables provides only 5 grams of carbohydrate and approximately 25 calories per 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw serving size.



How Does the A1C Test Measure Your Diabetes Care?

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The A1C test is a good general measure of diabetes compliance because A1C levels indicate a person’s average blood glucose over the past few months.



5 Best Fruit Choices for Diabetic-Friendly Diets

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This list of top 5 best fruit choices for a diabetes-friendly diet are low on calories, carbs, and fat while packing a high nutritional punch.



What Is Diabetic Neuropathy and What Causes It?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetic neuropathy refers to a group of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy can affect nerves throughout the body, although it most commonly affects nerves in the feet and legs.



You Know You Can Have These Foods...But Should...

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What Causes High Morning Blood Glucose Levels?

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High morning blood glucose levels can happen for a couple reasons: the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. Here's how to deal with it.



A Large, High Protein-High Fat Breakfast Can...

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A high protein, low carbohydrate breakfast may help to reduce Hemoglobin A1c and improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.



6 Foods You Shouldn't Eat with Diabetes...and...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

It's hard to cut foods out of your diet. But when you know what to eat instead, it's easier to make dietary



Starchy Vegetables to Avoid if You Have Type 2...

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This list of starchy vegetables provides information about why you need to pay attention to them when you have type 2 diabetes and what a correct portion size is.



5 Delicious and Nutritious Low Carb Breakfasts

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Breakfast ideas that will help to reduce blood sugars and weight in people with Type 2 diabetes.



Make Sure You Stock up on These 10 Foods

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Ten foods you should have in your house to prepare meals with diabetes. Simple foods that are are high in fiber, healthy fats, and lean protein.



What's the Healthiest Type of Tortilla - Corn...

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Corn tortillas versus flour tortillas. Which is a better choice for type 2 diabetes and why? Check out this smack down and see which one comes out the winner.



How the Glycemic Index Chart Can Help Manage...

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Perhaps you've heard of the glycemic index or glycemic diet. When you have type 2 diabetes, the name of the game is eating foods that don't spike your blood sugar. Counting carbs is one way to keep good control of your numbers. Knowing the glycemic index of the carbs you eat can help you fine tune your meals even more to keep your blood glucose closer to a normal range



20 Snacks Under 200 Calories to Satisfy Your...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

20 diabetes friendly snacks for under 200 calories that are carbohydrate controlled and rich in fiber.



2 Common Ways to Plan Diabetes-Friendly Meals

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It is good to research more than one method used for diabetic meal planning, but also important to remember diabetic diet needs vary by person.



Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on a Type 2 Diabetes...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetes and diet go hand in hand because the kinds of foods you eat can affect your blood glucose levels. Learn how to manage food and meals.



A Day's Worth of Diabetic-Friendly Meals for...

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Low-fat protein and tasty low-fat recipes are the foundation for this 1400-calorie diabetic meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas.



Breakfast Ideas When You Have Diabetes

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Breakfast is an important meal for diabetics. Routinely eating breakfast has been shown to lead to more regular eating and exercise patterns, better food choices, more consistent energy intakes, and better glucose control. But beware: breakfast has the potential of becoming a very calorie and carbohydrate-dense meal if you are not careful.



Do You Sweat a Lot? It May Be a Sign of Low...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not just a worry for people with type 1 diabetes. People with type 2 should also know the signs of low blood sugar. Do you know what to look for?



How Many Carbs Are In Your Fruit?

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When you're trying to eat well with diabetes, carbohydrates play a big part. Empty carbs with little or no fiber can make your blood sugar soar.



Euglycemia - What is it and What Does it Mean...

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Euglycemia - what does it mean for you? Normal blood sugar levels for diabetes should be individualized based on a variety of factors.



Sample Diabetic 1200-Calorie Meal Plan

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If you've received a 1200-calorie diabetic diet prescription from a team of medical professionals, this is a good meal plan to start with.



How to Understand an A1c to eAG Conversion Chart

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Quick information and a handy A1c to eAG Conversion Chart.



Should You Eat More Lemons If You Have Diabetes?

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Lemons have a long history as a folk remedy for type 2 diabetes. But is there any truth to the claims? Find out the health benefits of lemon.



8 Grocery Store Staples for a Healthy Diabetic...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

As a diabetic, it is important to keep your home stocked with wholesome, colorful, and fresh foods. Here are a few helpful tips and sample shopping lists.



Diabetes vs Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What's the...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

A serious complication of diabetes is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). What are the symptoms, treatment and prevention strategies for diabetic ketoacidosis?



How to Snack Smart on a Diabetic Diet

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We divide diabetic snacks into 3 categories: unscheduled between-meal snacks (that won't blow your meal plan), planned snacks that are a part of your meal plan, and emergency hypoglycemia snacks.



5 Amazingly Easy Diabetes Lunch Choices

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Eliminate the guessing when it comes to lunch and prepare or purchase one of these amazingly delicious lunch options for diabetes.



All About Diabetic Food Exchange Lists

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Learn how diabetic food exchange lists can help you plan your meals.



7 Fruits You Would Be Better Off Avoiding if...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Certain fruits can cause blood sugars to rise at a more rapid rate than others. Find out which foods you may want to avoid if you have diabetes.



Diabetes Diet Menu Ideas: Quick Meals, Little...

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If you're wondering how you are going to be able to squeeze in the time to make your menus diabetic-friendly, this diabetic diet menu should help! It is designed with foods that require little measurement or that come already packed in the appropriate measure. The meals should also require very little prep time.



Food That Keeps You Full and Won't Fill You Out

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Non-starchy vegetables are a low carbohydrate, vitamin, mineral and fiber rich food. People with diabetes need to eat more non-starchy vegetables.



Egg and Cheese 1600-Calorie Diabetic Meal Plan

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Here are some 1600-calorie diabetic-friendly meal plan ideas that balance carbohydrates, proteins and fats -- 50% from carbohydrate and 25% from fat.



Sample 1800-Calorie Diabetic Meal Plan

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This 1800-calorie diabetic meal plan provides 3 nutritionally balanced meals and one evening snack idea, totaling 1800 calories (approximately 500 per meal and 300 for the snack), 206g Carbohydrate (49% of Calories), 112g Protein (27% of Calories), and 46g Fat (25% of Calories).



14 Signs You're Having a Diabetes Emergency

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Knowing the symptoms of a diabetes emergency can save your life. Learn the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and when to seek help.



12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease in Diabetes

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Kidney damage can occur when you have diabetes. There are five stages of kidney disease. Find out the signs and symptoms of kidney disease.



Got Diabetes? Here's Why Bananas Are Good for You

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Wondering about carb counts and health benefits of bananas? Read on to find out why bananas are the perfect choice for a diabetic-friendly diet.



Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar - What You Need...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that affect blood sugars the most. Learn how to identify them, count them, and which ones are best to eat.



Can I Eat Strawberries on a Diabetic-Friendly...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Can you eat strawberries on a diabetic-friendly diet? Read on for carb counts, calories, fiber and nutrition facts and glycemic index of this luscious red fruit.



The Best and Worst Breakfast Choices for...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

What are the healthiest breakfast choices for a diabetic? These so-so, good, better and best breakfast comparisons will get you on track.



Should You Use This Method for Diabetic Meal...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetic exchange lists are one method of meal planning for diabetes. Foods are clustered into groups called exchanges that are used in the meal plan.



How Low is Too Low? Blood Sugar and Hypoglycemia

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Hypoglycemia is when blood sugar (glucose) levels drop too low, especially in people with diabetes. Here are the causes, symptoms and what to do.



Hidden Sources of Carbohydrates That May Shock...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Certain foods may contain hidden sources of carbohydrates would could negatively affect weight and blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.



5 Foods That Cause High Triglycerides

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Learn what foods cause high triglycerides and get tips on better choices to help lower your levels.



4 Surprising Everyday Foods People with Type 2...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Four surprising foods you should avoid if you have type 2 diabetes and some healthier alternatives.



5 Good Reasons To Check Your Blood Sugar

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Managing diabetes is all about balance. People with diabetes have to balance food, medication and exercise to keep blood sugar levels in an acceptable range because their bodies can no longer do it for them. Regular self-monitoring of blood glucose levels (SMBG) gives them a handle on where their blood sugar levels are right at the moment that they test.



What is the Hemoglobin A1c Test?

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The A1c test is a blood test that shows your average blood glucose level over a span of a few months. It's used to screen for and monitor diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes: What You Should Know About...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people. Here are the basics of the risks, causes, symptoms and treatment for this common condition.



11 Steps for Using a Glucometer

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How to use a glucometer for at-home blood sugar monitoring and get instant feedback on your glucose level for managing your diabetes.



Learn Better Ways to Track Your Carbohydrates

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Tracking your carbohydrates is important to maintain blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Learn about three ways you can track your carbs.



The 4 Types of Diabetes

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Diabetes occurs when the body fails to process sugar correctly. Learn the basics of prediabetes, type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.



How Diabetes Affects Peripheral Edema

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Peripheral edema is the collection of fluid in the feet, ankles, and legs and it carries risks for people with diabetes. Learn more.



Things to Know Before Taking a Fasting Plasma...

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The fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood sugar levels and is used to detect diabetes. It can be done as a screening test or for diagnosis.



Can Diabetes Cause Yeast Infections?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

While most women will experience at least one yeast infection during the course of their lives, those with diabetes are especially susceptible.



10 Causes of High Triglycerides in Diabetes

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

High triglycerides and diabetes seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Learn what causes elevated levels and how to lower them.



What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

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Diabetic neuropathy is a long-term complication of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It affects the nerves of the body and can strike the peripheral and/or autonomic nervous systems and can cause numbness and pain. There is no cure for neuropathy.



What Is Creatinine?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

What is creatinine? Find out how it is produced in the body and why it is used in renal function blood tests and urine tests for kidney monitoring.



How Does the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test...

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The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), also referred to as the glucose tolerance test, measures the body’s ability to metabolize glucose, or clear it out of the bloodstream. The test can be used to diagnose diabetes, gestational diabetes or prediabetes.



Are You Walking Around With Diabetes and Don't...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Certain risk factors can increase your likelihood of developing diabetes. Learn about your diabetes risk and get screened today.



High-Fiber 2200-Calorie Diabetic Diet Fills You...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

This high-fiber diabetic-friendly 2200 calorie meal plan has 57% carbohydrate and 20% fat. The high fiber foods help give a full feeling for better blood-sugar management.



How You Can Prevent Side Effects of Metformin

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Metformin is a Type 2 diabetes medication that helps to lower blood sugars. Learn how to take it, when to take it and how to prevent side effects.



How Many Grams of Carbs Equals One Carbohydrate...

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The usual number of grams of carbs in a serving is 15 grams. This article explains how to calculate carb servings from nutrition labels.



2400-Calorie Diabetic Meal Plan

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This 2,400-calorie diabetic meal plan has American, Mexican, Italian and French-inspired meals and provides a total of 2390 calories.



Skin Problems? How to Tell if It’s Diabetes

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The link can be missed between diabetes and skin problems. You may have experienced one of these skin changes and did not realize it was caused by some component of your diabetes management. Learn what to look for and why people with diabetes need to pay attention to what their skin is trying to tell them.



Bladder Problems? Why It Could Be Your Diabetes

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetes and urination problems often occur together. Here is a list of common urinary problems when you have type 2 diabetes and their treatments.



Calorie-Specific Diabetes Meal Plans

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When you have diabetes, your medical team will recommend a diet as a component of your treatment plan. They will consider your weight, height, age, activity level, other metabolic stressors, and weight loss needs when calculating your total daily calorie needs. Click on your prescribed calorie level below for meal plan ideas. For more on diabetic meal planning, go to: Diabetes Meal Planning



Got Diabetes? Here's Why Eggs Are Your Friends

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Eggs are a good food choice for a diabetic, yet many worry about the cholesterol they contain. Read more to find out why it's OK to eat eggs.



Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

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Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber and also has a small amount of fat in it. As a component of a diabetic breakfast, these characteristics will help you with both glucose and morning appetite control. Seasonal fruit or frozen fruit can be substituted in all recipes, which are all nutritionally balanced and provide 55-60 grams of carbohydrate.



Can You Fit Watermelon into a Diabetic Diet?...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Add 1 cup of watermelon to a low-calorie diabetic meal plan. This thirst-quenching fruit is high in vitamin A and vitamin C, and also is a good source of fiber.



Kidney Disease in Diabetes

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of kidney disease. How do the kidneys work? Why can diabetes damage the kidneys? What are the signs and symtoms of kidney disease? What do the doctors look for? What is ESRD? What are some options for treatment and care?



What Drugs are Used for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetic neuropathy is a long-term complication of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. What medications can be used to treat neuropathic pain?



4 Foods You Should Always Carry with You

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Too much time between meals can result in overeating, poor food choices, and low blood sugars. Carry these foods to avoid any situations.



10 Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Ideas...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

The best diabetic desserts ought to be quick and easy to prepare. Here are 10 ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth that won't



What Fruits Can You Eat if You Have Diabetes?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

People with type 2 diabetes can eat fruit, but should watch their portions and choose the right kinds. Learn best practices for eating fruit.



All About Snacking With Type 2 Diabetes

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All about snacking with diabetes- what should you snack on and when?



Are Apples Good for Diabetics?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Apples are a healthy food for everyone, especially diabetics. Find out about research on apples and diabetes, plus get great apple recipes.



Do You Know the Difference Between Simple and...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that carbohydrates matter for blood sugar. Find out the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates.



The ADA Recommends New PreMeal Blood Sugar...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

The American Diabetes Association puts forward new premeal blood sugar goals for people with diabetes.



Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy and Amputation

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Diabetic neuropathy requiring amputation can be devastating. Diabetic neuropathy increases this risk. Learn what leads to diabetic amputation and what to expect should it become necessary.



Type 2 Diabetes Toolbox

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If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, then you know how overwhelming it can feel at first. There's a lot to do and a lot to learn about diabetes management. This toolbox will provide you with a good place to start as you learn about managing your diabetes.



Quick Facts to Know about Eating and Diabetes

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What are the recommended amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats for balanced diabetes meals and snacks? Why is the glycemic index important? Learn how to eat properly with diabetes.



Simple Changes to Help Reduce Your Risk for...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Learn about prediabetes, how it's diagnosed, and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent type 2 diabetes.



What a "Prediabetes" Diagnosis Really Means

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Prediabetes means that the cells in your body are becoming insulin resistant and your blood glucose levels are higher than they should be. Diabetes symptoms can appear with prediabetes. Metabolic syndrome also may be a factor. Are you diabetic or prediabetic?



What is the Best Blood Sugar Meter

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Looking for the best blood sugar meter? What makes a meter great or the top choice for you? Here are some tips for finding a meter you love.



Easy Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Smoothies...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

These diabetic-friendly Peanut Butter Smoothie recipes provide protein and a little bit of fat to help round out this quick breakfast meal.



Can You Be Hypoglycemic Without Having Diabetes?

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Reactive hypoglycemia is a type of low blood sugar that occurs in people who do not have diabetes. Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment.



Diabetes Carbohydrate Counting

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

When you have diabetes, carbohydrate counting can be one of the most simple meal planning methods. This is because carb counting allows you the freedom of not planning ahead. Give yourself a little freedom and learn about counting your carbs.



What Infections are You at Risk for with...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections. Learn about the dangers, which infections are most common and how to prevent them.



Type 2 Diabetes - Search Results

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure



Can Cinnamon Help Lower Blood Glucose and...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

There has been a lot of talk these days about cinnamon. According to some studies, cinnamon may improve blood glucose and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Based on those studies, it seems that cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in people with Type 2 diabetes.



Is There a Specific Amount of Carbohydrates to...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

The amount of carbohydrate you should eat daily is individualized. Determine your intake with your healthcare provider. Get started with these basics.



Do You Know What Preprandial Means?

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Diabetic-Friendly Breakfast Smoothies for Those...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

These diabetic breakfast smoothie recipes start with a no-sugar-added powdered instant breakfast mix that adds extra vitamins and minerals for a healthy meal.



Don’t Have Diabetes Symptoms? You Could...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one-quarter to one-third don’t know it. How can so many individuals be unaware that they have diabetes? Certainly, one major factor is the absence of symptoms. This is a hallmark of both prediabetes and the early stages of type 2 diabetes.



3 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics On the Go!

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

These diabetic-friendly breakfast smoothie recipes all use low-fat yogurt, silken tofu and a banana. Prep the inhgredients the night before, minus the ice.



Did You Know Adults Can Get Type 1 (Juvenile)...

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Adults can get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Learn how to cope with this disease often referred to 'juvenile diabetes' in adulthood.



How to Make a Diabetes Meal Plan

2016-04-28T11:27:37Z

Diabetic meal plans are not one size fits all. Every diabetic's dietary needs are different, but here are some basic tips and ideas.