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Healthy Eating Guidelines

Healthy eating guidelines are very important to Type 2 diabetics, and Type 1 diabetics. Good nutrition goes a long way in cutting the number of calories, and amount of carbs a person with diabetes eats - the most  basic way to control blood sugar levels. 

Calories in (with food) = Calories out (energy used for limited activity)


The Diabetes Food Pyramid

The Diabetes Food Pyramid is a tool to help you create a nutritious diabetes diet plan to help control your blood sugar levels and reduce your body fat.  Read more...


Salads and Type 2 Diabetes

Eat your vegetables! You've heard that since you were young. However, as a Type 2 diabetic, getting your daily dose of vegetables can be tough unless you put some effort into a healthy diet. For that reason, www.TypeFreeDiabetes.com recommends making at least one of your daily meals a tasty and healthy salad. Salads can not only load your system with vitamins and mineral-rich foods, but they can also be tasty.  Read more...


Protein and Diabetes
Protein is one of the most important components of a diabetic diet - Insulin is a protein. Diabetics needs to maintain a balanced diet of the recommended amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Not only will a protein-rich diet help to ensure that your cells function optimally, but protein also helps to control your appetite so that you are satiated throughout the day.  Read more...


Hydration Mythbusters

I need to drink less water in the cooler weather. Despite the outside temperature, you should always drink water or a low calorie beverage in order to maintain hydration. Many people believe that they can drink less water than usual in the winter because they do not sweat as much.   Read more...


Fruits and Vegetables Mythbusters

Because fruits and vegetables are natural, they are good for me.  For more myths and solutions..Read more...


Hydration Mythbuster

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 more...


Mastering Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are one tool a person with diabetes, or some-one trying to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes, can use to make healthy food choices. To bring more balance to the meals prepared at home or how you purchase your foods and snacks, you can gain a lot of help from the food nutrition labels on most packaging.   Read more...


Nutrition Mythbusters

Myth #1: Carbohydrates are bad for you.
All carbohydrates aren't alike. Easily digested carbohydrates, such as those from white bread and white rice, if eaten often and in large quantities, may add to weight gain.  Read more...


Diabetics Guide to Carbohydrates

It is important for Diabetics to be aware of what a carbohydrate is and how it reacts within the body. In general, a carbohydrate is a unit of energy, similar to a calorie, that is derived from sugars ingested into the body.  Read more...


High Fiber Foods and Managing Diabetes

What Is Dietary Fiber?
Dietary fiber describes the part of the plant that can't be digested. Dietary fiber is an important part of the Diabetes diet. It adds bulk to keep other foods moving through the digestive system, and it holds water, which in turn softens the stool for easy elimination. It can be divided into two types, which are essential to proper bowel function:  Read more...


Type 2 Diabetes and High Cholesterol

People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are at a high risk for heart disease. Therefore, if you have diabetes, it is important to have your cholesterol and blood lipids (fat in your blood) checked regularly. It is also important to be aware of what healthy cholesterol numbers should be in order to reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke.  Read more...


The Dangers of Dieting with Diabetes

If you have diabetes and are overweight, losing 5-10% of your current weight will help improve your blood sugar levels. However, losing weight often requires you to assume a healthier life style and behavior change, not simply putting yourself on a diet. Many of the diets advertised today may be harmful and do not promote a holistic lifestyle change.  Read more...


Appetizer and Snack Tips for Diabetes

People with diabetes need to eat appetizers and snacks that are low in sugar, low in saturated fats and low in calories.
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