What a Low Sugar Diet Can Do For Your Health

It’s great to take control over your eating and eliminating as much of the added sugars that are contained in our everyday foods.  Sugars tend to make us eat more and almost crave more of those types of foods. You can see in the video below, which is by a registered dietitian, some suggestions for […]

What do whole grains do for a type 2 diabetes diet?

Today I read about how ConAgra is applying to the FDA to use a claim on their whole grain foods.   I read about it here: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/ConAgra-to-FDA-There-is-ample-evidence-to-support-qualified-health-claim-on-whole-grains-and-type-II-diabetes And I am in support of this type of claim, because I truly believe that if we can give people more evidence based information at the point of […]

A Type 2 Diabetes Diet And Carbohydrates

Why Do You Care About What Type of Carbohydrate You Eat on a Type 2 Diabetes Diet?   You may be wondering what it is about type 2 diabetes diet that is different from other types of diabetes?  Ultimately you are interested in blood sugar control just like every other type of diabetes diet. As […]

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 […]

My Plate for Diabetics

The USDA created a new meal planning tool called choosemyplate.gov 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 […]

What is the difference between a Gestational Diabetic and Type 2 Diabetic?

What is the difference between a Gestational Diabetic and Type 2 Diabetic? Get a FREE 3 day meal plan and an eBook about managing Gestational Diabetes during your pregnancy! Name: Email: Most of us are familiar with the term “Type 2 Diabetic”. There are three major types of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes happens when the […]

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 […]

What is a Diabetic or CCD Diet?

A complicated term deserves a simple explanation.  A CCD diet is a carbohydrate controlled diet.  Which is really a diabetic diet.  But I truly want you to think of it as a plan, instead of a temporary thing.  Because you will live with this for the rest of your life. 1.  Diabetic patients should work […]

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 […]