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How Low (Carb) Should You Go?

Is a low-carbohydrate diet really the best way to go? Maybe for a small percentage of people. Researchers have been debating the benefits of using low-carbohydrate diets to control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes for decades.  Starvation-level minimal … Continue reading

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What Can You Eat When You Have Celiac Disease?

Both diabetes and celiac are chronic auto-immune diseases in which what you eat is a primary treatment. People with celiac disease must avoid foods containing gluten. There are many gluten-free alternatives, but those speciality foods are often higher in carbohydrates. This … Continue reading

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What’s the “Best Diet” for Diabetes?

By Amy Campbell, MS, RD, CDE Manager, Clinical Education Programs, Healthcare Services, Joslin Diabetes Center If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what to eat for your diabetes or what diet to follow, you might find some guidance … Continue reading

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Choosing A “Diabetes” Cookbook | Advice For The Culinary Challenged Who Want Healthy Recipes

By Nora Saul M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at the Joslin Diabetes Center Patients ask me all the time, “Can you recommend a good cookbook?” and I smile at their incredulous looks when I give them some … Continue reading

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Cooking Diabetes-Friendly Meals with Oil

Sometimes, a diabetes diagnosis mandates a change in eating habits. Cooking can be a challenge when certain methods such as frying are considered off-limits. While too much oil isn’t good for anyone – fat it is high in calories – … Continue reading

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Is There A “Diabetes Diet”?

Many misconceptions exist about diabetes – especially, those involving diet. When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first things they often hear from others is that they’re going to have follow a diabetic diet, which usually means … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year: What you should know about alcohol and diabetes

But for those with diabetes, the decision to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne should not be made without planning and consideration. Having diabetes doesn’t make alcohol off limits. However, just as with food, diabetes can affect … Continue reading

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Dealing with Emotional Eating – During the Holidays and at Any Time

by Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D. Joslin Diabetes Center Many people turn to food and eating as a way to comfort themselves, relax, and feel nurtured when they find themselves feeling stressed, angry, lonely, and sad. Emotional eating can also be a … Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes and Exploring Vegetarianism

You may choose to go vegetarian for varying reasons, one being the potential health benefits. A vegetarian diet may help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, kidney disease, and cancer. Here are our tips to help … Continue reading

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Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving with Diabetes

Thanksgiving can be challenging for people with diabetes who are trying to manage blood glucose levels and weight. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates, but with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that … Continue reading

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