Dr. Steven Edelman on Hypoglycemia + Glucagon

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Alexi Melvin Dr. Steve Edelman, MD, is a diabetes specialist as well as the Founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) — an organization focused on empowering those with diabetes and encouraging them to “take a more active role managing their diabetes, and being […]

Jill’s Soon-To-Be-Famous Veggie Fritters

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. By Jill Yapo, TCOYD’s Director of Operations, and frequent Yapo’s Home Catering Iron Chef Night Champion These fritters are a delicious side dish on their own, but they can easily star as a main course. Top them with ham, cheese and a […]

3-Ingredient Hot Chocolate: Mmmm

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. Did you know that a regular coffee shop hot chocolate can easily have 400 calories, 40 grams of carbs and 40 grams of sugar? Delicious, but yowza! Be your own barista and give this one a try – it’s under 200 […]

5 Turkey Recipes for the Holidays

The holiday season can mean different things for different people. Whether you’re celebrating it to embrace your spirituality, spend time with loved ones, or enjoy the long break, one thing is certain: you will most likely celebrate it with food. So we gathered a list of recipes using turkey, the popular meat of choice at […]

A Volleyball Named Wilson and Diabetes Isolation

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. By David Greene Over 23,000,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. That is almost 1 in every 10 people. The irony is that despite these numbers, many of us feel isolated by our diabetes. This is problematic […]

Recipe Roundup: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Combos

Peanut butter is a favorite spread for many reasons. It’s not only creamy, crunchy, and tasty, but it’s also rich in protein, unsaturated fat, and iron, among other nutrients. For many people with diabetes, they include peanut butter in their diet because it’s low glycemic — it doesn’t raise blood sugar abruptly.  Versatility is another […]

Recipe Roundup: Have Your Dessert (& Eat It Too!)

As we advance toward the holiday season at warp speed, having some low-carb dessert recipes in mind will help us stay on track during family and friend pot-lucks and celebrations while we enjoy our cake (or muffins or doughnuts), too! In this month’s Recipe Roundup, we share desserts that not only taste as good as […]

How Can I Talk to My Loved One About Their Diabetes If They Don’t Want to Talk About It?

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Susan Guzman Dear Counselor’s Corner, My sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I would love to be able to help her any way I can. However, every time I try to talk to her about it, she changes […]

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 […]

30-Minute Chicken Fajita Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.Celebrate spring with this colorful, easy, and filling (yes, filling!) Mexican salad from TCOYD and Joyful Healthy Eats! 30-Minute Chicken Fajita Salad with Chimichurri Dressing Eat the rainbow with a savory burst of roasted yellow and red peppers, ripe avocado, grilled chicken […]