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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

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A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. Changing up your habits a bit can improve your diabetes control. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, 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

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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?

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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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Don’t fall for these common diabetes myths. What you need to know about sugar-free foods & how to handle big meals. Consider these diabetes myths busted! In my first diabetes myths post this month, I busted a myth about fruit and another about when to measure blood sugar…

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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. Diabetes Myth: You must…

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Hi there! I'm Jill, a nutrition & diabetes expert and the author of 4 books.

Jill Weisenberger

I believe simple changes in health habits can bring you life-changing rewards.

And I believe willpower is way overrated.

Right here is where you can discover the mindset and habits to stick with healthy lifestyle choices most of the time - and drop the guilt when you don't.

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