Timely Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes
Each month our dieticians and diabetes educators will share with you health and lifestyle tips for living with diabetes. You will learn more about how you can manage your diet, how and where to shop for food, travel tips and more.
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Too many of us get caught up in side dishes made of potatoes, noodles or rice. Grocery stores today now have entire aisles dedicated to different types of grains. The problem for most of us is that it can be a daunting task to decide which one to try next, especially when we are not exactly sure how to use them! But the good news is, they are as easy to cook and as versatile as rice.
Handling the Flu Season
It’s flu season. If you haven’t had it, I’m sure you know someone who has. Having the flu or another illness creates enough problems for anyone. An illness can also affect your blood glucose levels when you have diabetes. It is a good idea to make a sick day management plan before illness occurs.
Post Holiday Blues or Depression?
Living with diabetes is a challenge in itself. The demands of managing your diabetes can be stressful and wearying. When you add depression to the mix it can lead to taking poor care of yourself.
Knowing the ABCs of Diabetes (A1c, blood presscure, and cholesterol) and meeting those goals can keep you on track and help you to better manage the rising cost of diabetes care.
It is best to use a sugar substitute when foods and recipes call for a high amount of sugar. Although, when small amounts of sugar are used in a recipe, it may not make a big difference in the overall carbohydrates in a recipe.