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Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes - What to Eat?
Created on 6/19/2012
Diabetes is very common in our society.

If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, small changes in your diet can make for big health benefits.

And your meals can still be satisfying and tasty.

But, you really should exercise, too.

Remember, you can have diabetes and still be healthy!! Read More>>
To Benfotiamine or Not?
Created on 4/20/2012
Ever heard of benfotiamine?

Most people have not, but it if you have a history of neuropathy or diabetic kidney problems, you might know about this agent.

Benfotiamine is sometimes used to help manage these conditions, among other health issues.

It appears to have little in the way of side effects, but its effectiveness remains debatable. Read More>>
Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Created on 2/24/2012
We all know there has been a significant increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes.

But what if you have just recently been diagnosed? There are many questions you'll want answers to, especially:

How do I eat and stay healthy?

It's not as challenging as at first it might seem. Read More>>
When It Comes to Healthy Rice, Brown is Better
Created on 11/9/2010
People in the US are eating more rice these days.

While most everyone knows that eating more whole grains is healthy for you, not everyone recognizes that brown rice is also healthier for you than is white rice.

White rice is refined and causes a rapid rise in blood sugar upon its ingestion. Not that you have to avoid white rice altogether - simply substituting some brown rice for white rice in recipes or at the restaurant can help significantly LOWER the risk of type 2 diabetes. Read More>>
Eating Well with Diabetes
Created on 9/17/2010
Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load are concepts most everyone should be aware of, but especially those of us who have diabetes.

People with diabetes don't need to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, they need to be careful when choosing which carbohydrates to eat. Glycemic Index and Load can be very helpful in this regard.

Even if you don't have diabetes, eating foods with lower glycemic indices and loads can be good for you in many ways.

Read on to learn more about Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. Read More>>
Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? Go Mediterranean!
Created on 9/11/2009
People with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes can often manage their health well through dietary and lifestyle means alone when done in partnership with their doctor(s). Underscoring this fact are results of a new study that strongly suggest eating a Mediterranean-style diet helps newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics appropriately avoid the need for medication.

And who doesn't enjoy Mediterranean food? Pasta, fresh cold water fish, extra virign olive oil, plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds...

In addition, holding to a Mediterranean-style diet appears to help lessen risk for heart disease, even in those of us who do not have diabetes.
So "Go Med(iterranean)!" Read More>>
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