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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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Best Drinks for Diabetes

Selzter with berries is a good drink for diabetes

Are those sips and gulps helping you or hurting you? Just like the food you eat, the beverages you drink affect your blood sugar control, weight, cholesterol level, overall health and wellness, and your risk for several lifestyle-related diseases. So just what are some of…

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How Your Diabetes Medications Work: Conquer High Blood Sugar

Did you know that your type 2 diabetes medications don’t just lower your blood sugar? Most of them actually target the problem that causes high blood sugar. One of my patients with type 2 diabetes struggled to take her diabetes medications. Her doctor prescribed metformin…

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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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Diabetes Recipes: A Round Up to Boost Your Health with Fruits and Vegetables

Diabetes-friendly recipes should be loaded with health-shielding ingredients that protect the body without jacking up blood sugar levels. And, of course, the dish should taste fantastic. You’ll love this diabetes recipe round up during National Diabetes Month and every month! Thanks to colleagues and others…

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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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Turkey Taco Soup

Healthy freezer meal

So much deliciousness in a bowl of this turkey taco soup. And so much nutrition too! Some of the information in this post came from a conference in which both Bush Brothers and Company and The National Turkey Federation sponsored sessions. I was not asked to…

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Don’t Be Shy! Diabetes and Intimacy

Diabetes and Intimacy

It can be uncomfortable to talk about it, but intimacy is sometimes dampened by diabetes. My friend and colleague Janis Roszler, LMFT, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND is both a certified diabetes educator and a licensed marriage and family therapist. I interviewed her as part of my…

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Hispanic Foods for Diabetes Management

Lorena Drago

Genetics plays a big part in developing type 2 diabetes. People who have hispanic or Latin roots are at high risk for the disease. I interviewed my friend and colleague Lorena Drago MS, RD, CDN, CDE, an expert in nutrition, diabetes and hispanic cultures. Lorena is the…

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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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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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