- COVID-19 and mental health: where can I turn to for support?All of us have been affected in drastic and unexpected ways by the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. At times it can feel like the pandemic will never end, and emotions such as fear, uncertainty and panic can leave us feeling immobilized.
- Simple tips to make your pizza healthierWho doesn’t love a delicious pizza once in a while. But with diabetes, the kind of pizza you eat can make all the difference in preventing a blood sugar spike and subsequent crash that will leave you regretting your meal choice.
- You can eat very well using the plate methodLearn how to use the plate method to make meal planning with diabetes easy and help loved ones reach their blood glucose level targets.
- How do I know if I have prediabetes?When you have prediabetes, you’re at much greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes too, along with other diabetes-related health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
- 7 things you need to know about diabetes and heart healthIf you have diabetes, it’s important to pay attention to your heart health. Heart disease is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, people with diabetes are 3 times more likely to die of heart disease compared to those who don’t have diabetes. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk.
- Easy homemade applesauceThe success of making applesauce lies in two factors: the apple itself and the pureeing tool you use. Choose a soft-fleshed and very sweet apple. McIntosh apples are generally the best for applesauce. However, sometimes they can be bland and impart a brownish (as opposed to pink) colour. Taste the apple before investing in 5 pounds and an hour or so of work.
- Navigating the grocery store for cerealsWhen you think about beginning your day on the right track, a good place to start is with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast cereals are a popular choice because they are quick and easy to prepare.
- Prediabetes menu planIf you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you may be wondering if there is a special diet that you should follow. People with prediabetes don’t need any special foods different than anyone else. The most important thing you can do is eat healthy foods and plan your weekly meals accordingly.
- 100 years after the discovery of insulin: what does the future hold?Canadians have many claims to fame, but none are more important than the discovery of insulin in 1921. At a time when the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes meant a life of starvation and almost certain death, four scientists at the University of Toronto made a breakthrough that truly changed the world.
- Put your health where your mouth isAs children we’re told to floss and brush our teeth to prevent cavities. But with diabetes, good oral health becomes especially important to avoid future complications of the mouth. After all, mouth issues are nothing to smile about.
- Fish fillets with sautéed peppers and balsamic reduction
- Too-easy grilled corn salad with herbs and stone fruit
- Salmon burger with tzatziki
- Creamless asparagus soup with whole grain croutons
- Fresh tofu tangled between crispy brussel sprouts and sesame soba
- Sheet pan BBQ chicken with "fries"
- Roasted whole carrots with tahini drizzle
- Traditional fried rice - the healthy way
- Easy grain-free banana flax pancakes
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