Three Strategies for Heart Healthy Eating

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Constance Brown-Riggs Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN, is a national speaker and author of several nutrition books for people with diabetes. ​Nutritionist and educator Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN, discusses the relationship between food and heart health, and how you can make eating choices […]

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 […]

Losing Body Fat with Type 1 Diabetes The “Right” Way

Within 5 minutes of reading any diabetes blog or perusing through any Diabetes Facebook group, you will probably find more biased, scientifically unsupported diet advice than a poorly thought out midnight infomercial. “Keto is best!” “No, plant-based is best!” “Wrong, apple cider vinegar and intermittent dieting is best!” With so many opinions and biases, how, […]

How to Lose Weight and Be Active With Type 1 Diabetes

Editor’s Note: Cliff Scherb, Founder of the Glucose Advisors Consulting community and Tristar Athletes LLC, is a nutrition, health, and dosing expert. He consults virtually through the Glucose Advisors University, teaching the Scherb Method decision support system for insulin management, nutrition, weight loss, and activity. To inquire about program openings, courses, and general questions working […]

The Keto Diet Isn’t for Everyone: A Type 1 Diabetes Perspective

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Christel Oerum I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as a “Diabetic Diet,” but that we each need to find the best diet for our bodies and mental happiness. In the search for the diet that’s right for me, I […]

Six Tips: How to Cut Sugar and Processed Foods from Your Diet

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Frida Velcani UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig explains how we all can reduce our consumption of sugar and processed foods and why it’s important for promoting health As people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes and behaviors around food are shifting. While some people […]

Kitchen Makeover: What to Purge and What to Stock Up On

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Dana Palermo If you had to choose the healthiest food option between a product labeled “natural” and another one labeled “healthy”, which would you pick? They both sound good, right? Well you might have to dig a little deeper because there’s actually no […]

How a Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission. More studies are being done on the implications of vitamin D deficiency in persons with diabetes. As much as pharmacology and medical science are unlocking the impacts of different chemicals on our bodies, the basic vitamins on the side of our Flintstones bottles still […]

How to Get More Brightly Colored Food into Your Diet

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Susan Thomas Recently I’ve become known to my clients as the “Vegetable Pitchman Dietitian.” I’ve gotten this name because I advise them to fill half their plates at lunch and supper with non-starchy vegetables. Unfortunately, this advice is not often popular […]