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Meal Plans

In order to use these meal plans, you will first have to know at what calorie level you should be eating. The American Diabetes Association and the American Medical Association recommend good eating habits along with being physically active, and diligence in taking your prescribed medications/insulin as an important part of diabetes self-management. Since these […]

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Why We Include Carbohydrate Exchanges in Our Recipes

The questions revolve around what are carbohydrates, can a diabetic eat them, and why do we have carbohydrate exchanges as part of our nutritional data with our recipes. I’d like to say this is the definitive article on the subject, but we know with the controversies out there about diets that we have to revisit […]

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Glycemic Index In Diabetes Management

“My father, mother, wife, husband, child, I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. How and what do I eat?” “What is carbohydrate counting?” “What is the glycemic Index and do I need to know about it?” For these reasons we update the nutritional guidelines for you as soon as they come out. We talk about […]

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Counting Carbs

Counting carbs is just one way of managing your food intake to keep your blood sugars as close to normal as possible. The reason that we focus on carbohydrate is because carbohydrates tend to have the greatest effect on your blood sugars. If you are counting carbs, you will be following a meal plan given […]

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ADA Nutritional Guidelines: Part 2

We are still on the path of sharing the new American Diabetes Association’s nutritional guidelines for all of us with diabetes. To that end, here is part 2 of our two part series. Those of you on Medicare, please pay attention because as of Jan 02 your Medicare will pay for nutritional therapy if you […]

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ADA Nutrition Guidelines – Part 1

Over the years the ADA and AMA have changed these guidelines so that I can not recognize my diet today as having very much to do with the one I went on 19 years ago. If you read the abstracts for this month, you know that the ADA has come out with new dietary guidelines […]

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Diabetic Meal Plans

This is not in any way a prescription as to how much you should eat. Your personal physician, diabetes educator, or dietitian must determine that. These sample meal plans are merely a composite from the meal plans already published in our three cookbooks from Joslin Diabetes Center, along with input from the American Diabetes Association. […]

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Keeping to Your Meal Plan Away from Home

We both subscribe to the idea that tight control of blood glucose levels is the only way to control our diabetes. That requires a life-time commitment to eating right every day, day in, day out, whether we are at home or not. Sure, we sometimes “cheat” and have a taste of something that’s not on […]

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Diabetes And Glycemic Index – Let’s Re-examine the Issues

The glycemic index is back in the lime light and although we have discussed it before on the site, we like to keep our readers up to date on all subjects that they are interested in. Last month we received The Glucose Revolution, and the accompanying small booklet on the Pocket Guide to Diabetes by […]

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Caffeine, Friend or Foe?

Here I sit at my computer at noon and my friend the coffee mug rests on a mouse pad waiting to be sipped as the day progresses. People have many questions about the caffeine in coffee. Can it change metabolism so that weight loss becomes easier? Are the highs of caffeine worth the lows? Can […]