Tame Type 2 Diabetes in 30 Days

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...

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.

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.

Is the fear of needles keeping you from better blood sugars?

One of the worst-behaved moments of my life was when I went get my kindergarten shots.  I had a terrible fear of needles.  When my parents took me to get the shots, I pitched a big fit, and the nurse offered me a coupon for McDonald's fries afterward to make up for...

5 Diabetes-friendly recipes to make you thankful for Thanksgiving

Ever wish you could just take the day off from diabetes? Especially a holiday like Thanksgiving? The smorgasbord of carb-heavy food is enough to make any person with diabetes run screaming from the table in pure frustration, and I wouldn't blame you at all if you did....

How to Actually Stop Eating Sugar in 3 Simple Steps

  Until I was in middle school, I thought sweets were a required part of the daily diet.  You know...meat, vegetables...brownies with ice cream.  I didn't know that was unusual, that's just the way things were in my family. When I started going over to other...
Worried about prediabetes?  Three simple steps to reverse it

Worried about prediabetes? Three simple steps to reverse it

  Have you ever had the feeling you're headed in the wrong direction, but you can't find an exit ramp, and you don't see a good way to turn around?  If you feel that way about prediabetes, I hear you.  Sometimes people with prediabetes feel like they've missed...

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What food can diabetics eat freely?

What food can diabetics eat freely?

People with diabetes can freely eat foods with little to no carbohydrates. Meat and non-starchy vegetables contain little to no carbohydrate, and you can eat them without fear of raising your blood sugar. Download this list of 41 non-starchy vegetables that won’t raise your blood sugar and eat all you like!

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The 3 Best Carb Counting Apps for Diabetes

The 3 Best Carb Counting Apps for Diabetes

  It seems like new carb counting apps hit the market every week, and that’s great.  It’s good to know that app developers are working hard to help make dealing with diabetes a little easier.  But the flood of choices can be confusing.  You want an app that’s...

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Where to Get Help for Diabetes

Where to Get Help for Diabetes

  Does your diabetes ever make you feel like you're going over the edge?  If your diabetes feels out of control, it's time to call in a pro.  There's absolutely no shame in saying "I need to get help for diabetes."  In fact, reaching out for help is the smart...

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Sleep and Diabetes Type 2

Sleep and Diabetes Type 2

  If you need an excuse to turn in early, here it is:  the quality and quantity of your sleep affects your chances of developing diabetes.  Studies have shown that people who report sleeping less than five hours per night are twice as likely to develop type 2...

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Using a Continuous Glucose Monitor for Type 2 Diabetes

Using a Continuous Glucose Monitor for Type 2 Diabetes

  Wondering if you can use a continuous glucose monitor for type 2 diabetes?  I don't blame you, I love these little devices! A few years ago, I worked in the wellness division of a hospital.  It was my team's job to screen over 12,000 employees for their...

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Your Teeth and Diabetes:  What’s the Connection?

Your Teeth and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?

  Do you ever wonder about your teeth and diabetes?  My guess is, probably not.  Most people with diabetes don't realize how much their blood sugar can affect their oral health, and why having poorly managed blood sugars can lead to dental infections and tooth...

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How to Slash the Outrageously High Price of Insulin

How to Slash the Outrageously High Price of Insulin

  I'm shocked and amazed at the price of insulin.  According to the American Diabetes Association, the average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013.  If you have trouble affording your insulin, you're not alone.  My patients tell me every day...

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