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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

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I’m a big fan of  habits. A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, your nighttime habits – or your…

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Chicken Stew: A Simple, Healthy One-Pot Meal

Healthy one-pot meal

One-pot meals are perfect for the busy holiday season. And this healthy chicken stew recipe provides nourishing yumminess even while eating on the run. And that’s no easy task! I’ve been making some version of this stew since my children were very young. It’s become…

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7 Tips and Tricks to Carb Count Like a Pro

Blueberry carb count

My patients with diabetes love the flexibility that comes with carb counting. Plus, carb counting works really well to manage their blood sugar levels. As long as they know the carb count of each food and stick with their meal or snack allowance, they can…

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How to Count Carbs for Diabetes Management

How to carb count in a healthy lunch

Most of my clients with diabetes count carbs to help manage their blood sugar levels. It’s one of many tools to help them with meal planning. What is carb counting? With carb counting, you estimate the amount of carbohydrate in your food with the goal…

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Diabetes Management Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies

I work in diabetes management nearly everyday, but only from a professional perspective. My friend and colleague Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, CDE knows that diabetes never rests. Not only is she a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian nutritionist, Toby is a person with…

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How Much Meat is Okay to Eat?

Charred Fowl on Plate

Recently someone asked me if it’s possible to eat too much meat on a diabetes diet. Q: I started a high protein, lower carb diet for diabetes. But my blood sugars really didn’t improve. Someone told me that lots of meat can make insulin resistance worse….

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Lifestyle Changes versus Drugs: Which is Better for Diabetes Control

Control Your Diabetes

Just the other day a friend from my childhood contacted me for diabetes advice. What she said is one of the most common things I hear from friends and clients who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: “My doc wants me to take medications for my…

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Diabetes Myths … Busted Part 3

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In my first diabetes myths post this month, I busted a myth about fruit and another about when to measure blood sugar levels. Part 2 tackled myths about snacking and special diets. Today’s myths are two more that my patients, clients and readers have struggled with. You still…

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Diabetes Myths … Busted, Part 2

Diabetes Myths

I’m playing diabetes myth buster again today. Last week’s post busted two diabetes myths – one about eating fruit and another about when to measure blood sugar levels. Today’s myths are two more that I hear often from my clients and others. Don’t forget that…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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