Eating Right Is Eating The Way You Need To Eat For Diabetes

With diabetes, the food that you choose to eat is of utmost importance. When you are diagnosed with diabetes, you are expected to modify your diet based on what your body’s needs and limitations. Most people think that having diabetes prohibits them from eating sweets and other foods high in sugar. While this is true, […]

What to Give Your Favorite Diabetic for Special Holidays

People suffering from diabetes have to modify their whole lifestyle in order to keep their conditions stable. It is certainly not an easy task for them, especially if they have gotten used to some unhealthy habits that need to be changed in order to fit their new lifestyle. You can help your diabetic friend or […]

What is a NCS (No Concentrated Sweets) Diet?

NCS No Concentrated Sweets Diet, what is that? A diet that is sometimes prescribed in a hospital by your doctor is an NCS diet.  That means, no concentrated sweets diet – or more generally – no simple sugars. This diet provides complex carbohydrates without limitations or restrictions, and is not really a diabetic diet.  You […]

How Does Diabetes Affect My Heart?

In a person with diabetes or high blood sugar, it can be a problem to try to manage just your blood sugars, let alone the other risks and complications.  Last week, I talked about how you can prevent high blood glucose becoming diabetes through diet control even before being diagnosed with diabetes. This week, I […]

Does Impaired Glucose Tolerance Always Become Diabetes?

Recently, I read about a study* that compared people who had impaired glucose tolerance over a period of about 2.4 years to see if they developed Diabetes. This study showed that with an early intervention, utilizing a medication called Pioglitazone, a person’s risk of developing diabetes was lowered by about 72% compared to the control […]

My Plate for Diabetics

The USDA created a new meal planning tool called that talks about how the general public should plan their menu and eat a healthier diet.  The plate design includes fruits, grains, dairy, proteins and vegetables as part of the healthy diet. People who are diabetics can follow this advice with some simple changes to […]

Diabetic Snacks—Diabetics Need Good Snacks Too!

Good healthy snack foods are a big part of the diabetic diet plan whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Keeping your metabolism on an even level throughout the day will keep the glucose or sugar levels in the blood steady. Everyone should eat three main meals and two or three snacks. […]

Menus for Diabetics Based on the Diabetes Food Pyramid

Menus for diabetics are based on something called the Diabetes Food Pyramid. The very nature of the disease called diabetes is that the body is unable to process simple sugars effectively.   The American Diabetic Association or ADA has created guidelines to follow when planning effective diabetic menus called the Diabetes Food Pyramid. Using the pyramid […]

Eating a Healthy Diabetic Diet – What Should You Do

If you have learned that you are diabetic or perhaps borderline diabetic and the first words you heard from your physician were probably that you will need to go on a “Healthy Diabetic Diet”. Your diet, the foods that you eat and the fluids you drink each day are now especially important to you and […]

Healthy Diabetic Diet Tips – What Can You Do To Improve Your Eating Plan?

Healthy Diabetic Diet A healthy diabetic diet will be low in fat and cholesterol, low in sodium and balanced in carbohydrates, especially in simple sugars.  The calorie intake will be limited and the number of calories for each day will be according to the recommendation of your health care professional.  There are specific guidelines for […]