- What’s the difference between A1C and blood sugar?The terms A1C and blood sugar are frequently used when talking about diabetes. But what is the difference between A1C and blood sugar, and how do they relate?
- Diabetes and getting your flu and COVID vaccinesAs we head into winter and spend more time indoors, communicable respiratory diseases increase. This is the time to remember how to protect ourselves from some viruses.
- Diabetes and high glycemic fruits to avoidThe glycemic index is a scale out of 100 that ranks foods containing carbohydrate by how much they raise blood sugar levels. There are 3 categories – high, medium or low glycemic index.
- Losing it and not finding it again...achieving sustainable weight lossLosing a modest amount of weight – such as 5% to 10 % of total body weight – can improve the body’s ability to lower blood glucose levels and reduce heart disease risk factors.
- Managing high blood sugar levelsHigh blood sugar levels, officially known as hyperglycemia, occur when the body has too little insulin or can’t use the insulin that it makes properly.
- Omelette bitesYou can bake these in a regular muffin pan in the oven or you can place the muffin pan in a water bath to make a ‘faux sous vide’. This makes the omelette super smooth and creamy.
- Healthy eating on a budgetAs we struggle to meet rising costs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the added challenge of catering to diabetes dietary needs. But did you know that eating healthily can actually cost less? It’s a fact!
- What your blood sugars can and can’t tell youYour blood glucose meter is an important tool in your diabetes management. Its main purpose is to record your blood sugar at a particular time – whether you’re in a fasting state (before a meal), after a meal or during the night.
- How to cope with diabetes caregiver bluesWhether you are responsible for the care of a family member in the home, keeping watch from around the corner, or caregiving from a distance, diabetes caregivers have to accept significant added stresses and challenges as part of everyday life.
- Halloween tips for people with diabetesJust because Halloween is synonymous with sugary treats doesn’t mean children (and adults) with diabetes can’t celebrate in some ghoulish fun. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones celebrate Halloween without sending blood sugar levels out of whack.
- Riced cauliflower with quinoa and pomegranate
- Cauliflower fritters with tomato, cucumber and chickpea chop
- Cheaters Coleslaw
- Banana chocolate chip ice cream
- Lemony Greek chicken kebabs
- Spring quinoa with asparagus and kale
- Cacio e pepe roasted spring asparagus
- All-purpose red wine vinaigrette
- Cheaters guacamole
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