Eating healthy is one of the cornerstones of managing diabetes. Despite what many people believe,
Carbohydrate counting or “carb counting,” is a meal planning technique for managing blood glucose levels that is based on the premise that carbohydrate-containing foods have the greatest effect on blood glucose compared to foods that contain mainly protein or fat.
Packing school lunches for kids with diabetes requires some special considerations, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.
When thinking about diabetes management and healthy eating, carbohydrates get all the attention. Fat, however, is also important for people with diabetes. In order to understand how fat fits into a healthy eating plan, it is important to understand the different types of fat and their effects on our body.
Having diabetes can mean having a greater risk for heart disease and high blood pressure, kidney disease, eye problems and nerve damage than people without diabetes.
Being newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can bring on what may seem like an endless list of emotions, questions and new tasks; it can all seem so overwhelming.