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Move More to Manage Diabetes

Exercise is important for everyone—but especially for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.  First and foremost, exercise burns calories and can help you trim down if you’re...

Issues for Women with Diabetes

Some aspects of diabetes are more relevant for women than for men. Women, for example, are more likely to be depressed, and diabetes increases a...

Another Reason to Go With the Whole Grains

We know that fiber is good for us but, as if to keep this fact firmly in our minds, researchers keep discovering additional compelling...

Diabetes: What You Need to Know to Beat the Heat

When it’s hot outside, you may need to make some changes to your diabetes management plan. Diabetes can change how your body handles heat....

Making Sense of Food Labels

Food labels provide information about the nutrients in a particular food and can be very helpful for people with diabetes. Food labels grace the...

Diabetes Medications: How Do They Work?

One person takes metformin for their diabetes; another person takes glimepiride and sitagliptin. What’s the difference? Does one pill work better than another? The answer depends on...

White Foods and Diabetes: Myths and Facts

Several of my clients have mentioned that their doctor told them to avoid “white foods”—and so now they don’t know what to eat. This...

Tips for Dining Out with Diabetes

When I was growing up, most meals were cooked at home and so eating out was a special treat. Now the tables are turned:...

Commuting to Work with Diabetes

Managing diabetes requires planning—when and what to eat, when to take medications, when to exercise, and how to maintain a stable blood glucose level. On...

Healthy Habits at Any Age

People with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to make healthy food choices, exercise regularly, lose weight, and stop smoking. These behaviors are considered lifestyle...

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