Diabetes Tips

Timely Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes

Our dieticians and diabetes educators have shared some health and lifestyle tips for living with diabetes. You can learn more about how you can manage your diet, how and where to shop for food, travel tips and more.

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Low Sodium Food and Flavoring Guide

Aim for about 1,500 mg of sodium per day.  500 mg of sodium per meal, eating 3 meals  per day, and a 150 mg of sodium per snack.

Diabetes and Dietary Supplements

Can dietary supplements really help manage diabetes?  More than 50% of people with diabetes use some type of herbal therapy or dietary supplement.  Those with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely as those with type 1 diabetes to experiment with herbals and other supplements.  The question is “Should they?”

Small Changes Lead to a Healthier You

Improving your health includes healthier choices in both meal planning and exercise- even if you start small.

Great Grains

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.