Study: Even Leaner People with Type 2 Diabetes Can Achieve Remission

A new study has demonstrated that weight loss can lead to remission from type 2 diabetes even for people that are not overweight. We already know that some people with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission, but most research suggests that it generally requires dramatic weight loss. So where does that leave patients with type […]

How to Overcome Five Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

Most of us strive to eat healthy, exercise, drink plenty of water, and get an adequate amount of sleep, but sometimes life gets in the way. Okay, a lot of the time. But it’s important to remember that those of us with diabetes share a condition where these decisions really matter. Type 2 diabetes development […]

Our Community’s Top Picks of Low-Carb Protein Bars

If I was stranded on a deserted island and had to choose 3 foods to get by with, a protein bar would definitely be first on the list. These bars make for an easy-to-grab, healthy and satisfying snack and/or meal replacement and can help keep you on track with your nutritional goals. There are so […]

How Your Diet May Make Stress Even Worse (ADA 2021)

By now we’ve all heard that stress has huge effects on our physical health. The scope of the problem may still be surprising. In a recent presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s annual scientific conference, Wake Forest’s Dr. Carol Shively exclaimed that “Stress accounts for more deaths annually than Alzheimer’s or diabetes.” Stress is strongly […]

Do Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diets Offer an Advantage? (ADA 2021)

We already know that low-carb diets can be great for glucose control and diabetes management. The evidence is clear: patients with both type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes can benefit from the low-carbohydrate approach. But as the diet has gained acceptance, some specialists have begun to look more carefully at the details and other […]

Review: Real Good Foods Does Low-Carb Right

Low-carb frozen and quick meal options that use quality ingredients that don’t cost an arm and a leg can be hard to come by! Real Good Foods is one company that has recently launched a variety of new products ranging from microwavable lunches and breakfast sandwiches to even ice cream. They sent me some products […]

The Healthiest Choices at the 10 Biggest Fast Food Chains

Fast food: so temptingly convenient, but so fraught with danger. Most fast food joints specialize in exactly the sort of starchy, crispy, greasy food that people with diabetes are supposed to avoid. Nothing triggers those frustrating sticky blood sugar highs like the delicious blend of fat and carbs found in pizza or French fries. And […]

Achieving a 6.0% A1c by Eating 40 Grams of Carbs Per Meal

My 6-Month Experiment “6.0”. I didn’t think I heard him correctly. I asked my endocrinologist to repeat himself. “I said 6.0%. You’re A1c was 6.0%.” My mouth gaped in astonishment. Practically non-diabetic. The lowest A1c I have ever had in my 10+ years of type 1 diabetes. How Did I Do It? Over the past […]

ChipMonk Keto Bites: A Decadent and Wholesome Dessert

It has been just over a year since I first reviewed the fabulous assortment of cookies offered by ChipMonk Baking, a new company dedicated to “bringing back keto dessert for so many people who are struggling with challenges like diabetes, the keto lifestyle, and celiac disease.” The company has since expanded, now offering a variety […]

Survey Reveals the Heavy Burden of the Pandemic on People with Diabetes

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been ongoing for over a year, and even with the light finally visible at the end of the tunnel, it is undoubtable that it will have lasting effects, for years to come. Late in 2020, we partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to conduct a survey-based analysis to assess […]