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Tame Type 2 Diabetes in 30 Days:  Day 1

Tame Type 2 Diabetes in 30 Days: Day 1

I believe people with diabetes can enjoy good food and good health without feeling ashamed of their bodies. Hello!  Welcome to Tame Type 2 Diabetes in 30 Days! I'm Julie Cunningham, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. I didn't...

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Dying To Be Thin

Dying To Be Thin

She despised her body weight, and she disliked overweight in anyone else. The size of her body and everyone else’s was a continual topic of conversation. The message was mixed: Food is love, eat it up in large portions, but stay thin to be lovable.

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Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Does it feel like you manage your diabetes, or like your diabetes handles you? So often, I find that clients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes feel overwhelmed when it comes to their condition. This article will give you all the information you need about type 2 diabetes, from signs and symptoms to the best ways to get better blood sugars.

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When to Check Blood Sugar

When to Check Blood Sugar

Knowing when to check blood sugar is important when you have diabetes. You don't want to check unnecessarily, causing yourself pain and wasting your supplies. But, you also don't want to avoid checking when you need to check — you might end up with a high or low blood...

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Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

  If you have type 2 diabetes, you've probably wondered how to determine your daily carb requirement.  This post is just for you. Previously, I wrote about how to accomplish carbohydrate counting, as well as an easier way to manage blood sugars called the Plate...

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Sweetener vs. Sugar for Diabetes

Sweetener vs. Sugar for Diabetes

This is a question I’m asked all the time, by people with and without diabetes. Recently, a study was done to try to figure out the answer for the average person who does not have diabetes.

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Carb Counting for Diabetes

Carb Counting for Diabetes

  Carb counting for diabetes can be a great way to keep your blood sugars on a more even keel.  When I teach carb counting, my clients are so relieved to know that they can still have their favorite foods without "going off the wagon".  They walk out of the...

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How to Use the Plate Method to Manage Diabetes

How to Use the Plate Method to Manage Diabetes

  Have you ever heard of the plate method?  It's one of the simplest ways to portion out your food without needing to break out a food scale or even your measuring cups.  If you like to keep things simple, the plate method can help you balance your blood sugar and...

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Macronutrients and Diabetes

Macronutrients and Diabetes

    Counting "macros" is all the rage in the weight loss industry these days, but what about macronutrients and diabetes?  Find out about dietary macros and how they affect your blood sugar. What are macronutrients? Macros is an abbreviation for the word...

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Stress eating:  food, feelings, and diabetes

Stress eating: food, feelings, and diabetes

  A few days ago, I asked a client what she thought was the biggest thing holding her back from changing her health.  Her answer?  Stress eating.  She said she was afraid she'd be unable to cope with stress if she couldn't turn to food for comfort.  She wouldn't know...

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A1c:  What does it mean to me?

A1c: What does it mean to me?

  Before we talk about your A1c, let's talk about donuts.  I know I'm odd, but I don't really like them.  They smell great, but the taste never measures up to the smell for me.  Lest you think I'm one of those people who just doesn't like sweets, rest assured that...

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Exercise and Diabetes:  Day 2 of 30 Days to Tame Type 2

Exercise and Diabetes: Day 2 of 30 Days to Tame Type 2

This post is part of a series, 30 Days to Tame Type 2 Diabetes.  To go to Day 1 of the series, click here. Hate the thought of exercise? Actually, me too. People sometimes assume that because my job title is nutritionist, I probably spend my weekends doing triathlons....

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How Coronavirus Impacts People with Diabetes

How Coronavirus Impacts People with Diabetes

How does coronavirus impact people with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions differently? What should people with diabetes do to prepare themselves for a long period of “social distancing”? What if person with diabetes or a member of their household gets infected with coronavirus?

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Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES, IBCLC

I believe people with diabetes can enjoy good food, good health, and a good self-image without feeling deprived of food or ashamed of their bodies.