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...
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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Diabetes and Alcohol

Diabetes and Alcohol

  First, before I write this post about diabetes and alcohol, I have to say that I'm almost a teetotaller, and I don't want to encourage anyone who doesn't drink to start.  There is almost no benefit to drinking alcohol and there are plenty of risks.  Having said...

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Meal Plans for Diabetes

Meal Plans for Diabetes

Meal plans for diabetes can save you a ton of stress. They can help keep your blood sugar in good control, cut down on your grocery bill, and save you all the time it takes to think about what you want to eat, how much food you need to buy, and what you need to do to...

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Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

  Ever stood in the grocery aisle reading food labels, trying to figure out what on earth a "percent daily value" might be, and how that might possibly be linked to your personal carbohydrate requirements?  You spend twenty minutes trying to find something you're...

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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...

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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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Side Effects of A Low Carb Diet

Side Effects of A Low Carb Diet

It seems lots of people are on low carb diets these days. Lots of other people are considering it. So, what’s the deal with low carb diets from a dietitian’s perspective?

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What’s the Best Kind of Milk for Diabetes?

What’s the Best Kind of Milk for Diabetes?

Have you been to the dairy aisle lately? There are a lot more choices than there used to be. We’ve come to the point where choosing milk requires a not-insignificant amount of thought. If you’re overwhelmed in the dairy aisle, I’ve put together some information that might make picking up a carton of milk a little easier.

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