Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Tasty Brown-Bag Lunches For Kids With Diabetes

All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Oct. 5, 2012. Our school lunch blog generated some thoughtful comments and questions, one of which we are addressing … Continue reading

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Diabetes and the School Lunch

All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Aug. 2, 2011. School lunches are notoriously high in carbohydrates and fats, but most school lunch programs now are … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating to Help Your Diabetes

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on May 4, 2012. “I know what I should do, I just can’t get myself to do it!” It’s a refrain … Continue reading

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Hunger Scales: Recognizing Hunger as a Tool for Weight Management

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Feb. 28, 2011. This guest post is written by Amanda Kirpitch, M.A., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.N. “Eating in a developed country … Continue reading

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Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Diabetes

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Jan. 20, 2012. “Mirror, mirror on the wall…For my eighth grade self, the day this common household wall-hanging echoed back … Continue reading

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A Barbecue Nutritional Breakdown

Managing a healthy diet for your diabetes is important—but sometimes at parties and family gatherings, it’s fun to just go with the flow. So here’s a slideshow full of the nutrition information for a traditional Fourth of July menu.  You … Continue reading

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Protein’s Role in a Weight Management Diet

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamdy is also the Director of theWhy WAIT program where he works … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the “Diabetes Diet”

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamdy is also the Director of the Why WAIT … Continue reading

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Portion Vs. Serving: Should You Eat What’s On the Label?

Quick—without looking at the nutrition label, how many servings are in a small bag of potato chips? The answer, on average, is 2.5!  You’d be forgiven for assuming that one small bag equals one serving because it’s packaged as a … Continue reading

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A State of Mind: Maintaining Weight Loss While Handling Setbacks

You have started a weight loss plan and you are optimistic and confident. You have a goal to lose 10 pounds by the beginning of summer. You know losing that 10 pounds will help you control your blood glucose. You … Continue reading

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