Diabetes and Nutrition
Controlling Diabetes with Diet
Your doctor has likely told you that you can control your Diabetes with diet. But what does diet really mean? Taking on a new diet, or nutritional habit, means that you must learn about foods that are nutritious for your body and the portion sizes that are necessary for your blood sugar control. Read More..
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there are six dietary supplements that can help to ease the complications associated with Diabetes. Taking these supplements may also help to delay the on-set of Type 2 Diabetes in some cases. Read More..
Good nutrition plays a huge role in prevention and managing Diabetes. Because Diabetics are not able to properly process the sugars that are found in many foods, diabetics need to pay very careful attention to the kinds of food they eat, particularly when it comes to the level of sugars found in the foods. Read More..
Diabetes Menu Planner
Chances are good that you are already well aware that the food you eat has a direct impact on your body weight and overall health. For example, most of us know that the more food we eat, the more calories we take in. Taking in calories gives us energy, but excess calories are often stored on the body as fat. Read More..
Portion Control - The Right Amount of Food
Americans eat too much food. Studies are indicating that Americans not only eat too much food, but our ideas of what an appropriate food portion is are drastically distorted. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are specific portions of certain food groups that everyone needs to eat every day in order to stay healthy. Read More..
Type 2 Diabetes - Nutrition Basics
In order to manage your Diabetes, it is important to understand nutrition - perhaps more than the average person. The Diabetic body must maintain a careful balance of chemicals from food in order to stay healthy and continue to function normally. The Mathematics of Nutrition - Proper nutrition comes down to basic mathematics. Despite what many fad diets suggest: Read More..
4th of July Treats Mythbusters
1. I can have as much watermelon as I want - it's fruit, after all!
Watermelon is extremely high in sugar (fructose). While watermelon does contain a healthy dose of water and can help cool you down on a hot July 4th, it contains a level of sugar that may be unhealthy for some Diabetics. Read More..
Type 1 Diabetes - Bag Lunch Tips for School
Type 1 Diabetes is generally detected in childhood, which means that after a child is diagnosed with the disease, his or her diet will have to be modified. Sometimes, being different than other children by having to eat different foods is the hardest part of Type 1 diabetes for children. Lunch time can be especially difficult for Type 1 diabetic children. That's why we have prepared some special tips to help parents of Type 1 Diabetics plan special foods for their children that they won't want to trade during lunchtime.Read More..
Do you think a salad has to be a boring bowl of greens that could barely sustain a supermodel? Think again. Salads can have surprising ingredients, and are versatile enough to be either a light side dish or a hearty main attraction. Www.typefreediabetes.com offers easy-to-prepare recipes for salads that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Still not convinced? Read on. Read More..
Type 2 Diabetes and Grilling with Splenda
Planning a barbecue? If you want the menu to be healthier than the traditional picnic fare, there are plenty of tasty options. In place of well-marbled steak or chock-full-of-fat hot dogs and burgers, grill salmon, chicken, or shrimp. Replace mayonnaise-drenched potato salad with whole grain rolls, brown rice, or a salad made with whole-grain pasta. Read More..
Appetizer and Snack Tips
People with diabetes need to avoid appetizers and snacks made of high sugar or saturated fats. The goal should be to have a mix of fiber, protein, unsaturated fat, and carbohydrates. Here are a few suggestions on what to eat:
- Serve cut-up raw fruits or vegetables with low-fat dip for a mid-morning break