Type 2 Diabetes Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Diabetic-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes
During the autumn and winter months, type 2 diabetics can not only enjoy the taste and aroma of cooked pumpkin, they can also reap the nutritional benefits of this winter squash.

Mix & Match Diabetic Omelet Recipe
An omelet is a great breakfast option for a diabetic. Here is a basic diabetic-friendly omelet recipe with lean protein and vegetable ideas for add-ins.

How Do Carbohydrates Affect Blood Sugar
Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that affect blood sugars the most. Learn how to identify them, count them, and which ones are best to eat.

Other Less Common Signs and Symptoms
Some people experience less common symptoms of type 2 diabetes before diagnosis.

The Must-Know Signs of Type 2 Diabetes
Are you experiencing diabetes symptoms? Recognize the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes, such as excessive thirst and extreme fatigue.

Polyuria - Excessive Urination, Symptom of Type 2 diabetes
Increase urination, polyuria. One of the top signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Polydipsia - Excessive Thirst
Increased or excessive thirst is another top sign or symptom in early detection of type 2 diabetes.

Extreme Fatigue
Extreme tiredness or fatigue can be a result of elevated blood sugars and used as a symptom to detect type 2 diabetes.

Polyphasia - Excessive Hunger
One of the polys, polyphasia, aka, excessive hunger occurs when the blood sugars are high. It is a warning sign of type 2 diabetes.

Numbness or Tingling in Your Hands and Feet
Neuropathy is numbness, tingling or pain in the hands of feet. Neuropathy is a common symptom of high blood sugars and can be a sign of diabetes.

Cuts and Bruises That are Slow to Heal
High blood sugar can prevent cuts and bruises from healing and can be a sign or symptom of type 2 diabetes.

Blurry Vision
Blurry vision occurs when fluid is pulled from the lens of the eye to reduce blood sugar. Blurry vision can occur before type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Euglycemia and Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetes
Euglycemia - what does it mean for you? Normal blood sugar levels for diabetes should be individualized based on a variety of factors.

Gestational Diabetes Recipes and Meal Ideas
Gestational diabetes recipes and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas to assist in meal planning are provided along with foods to be avoided.

4 Healthy Food Options For a Football Tailgate
Having Type 2 Diabetes doesn't mean you have to miss out on fun events like tailgates. Find out four healthy food options for your football tailgate.

Top Foods You Should Always Have in Your House
Here are the essential foods you should have in your house to prepare meals with if you have diabetes.

When Diabetic Neuropathy Leads to Amputation
Diabetic neuropathy requiring amputation can be devastating. Diabetic neuropathy increases this risk. Learn what leads to diabetic amputation and what to expect should it become necessary.

5 Best Lunch Choices for Diabetes
Eliminate the guessing when it comes to lunch and prepare or purchase one of these amazingly delicious lunch options for diabetes.

Methods and Sample Diabetic Meal Planning Menu
It is good to research more than one method used for diabetic meal planning, but also important to remember diabetic diet needs vary by person.

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Carbohydrate Counting Guide for People with Diabetes
People with diabetes should eat a carbohydrate controlled diet. Learn how to identify and count carbohydrates easily and effectively.

How to Pack the Perfect Sandwich if You Have Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you can still eat sandwichs. Learn tips for creating the perfect sandwich if you have type 2 diabetes.

Carbohydrate Counting Necessities
If you have Type 2 diabetes and are following a consistent carbohydrate find out the tools you need to count carbohydrates accurately.

Learn How to Take Control of Your Type 2 Diabetes Today
If you are someone with Type 2 diabetes and are not taking it seriously, learn how to get on track to take control and prevent complications.

Diabetes Carbohydrate Counting for Meal Planning
Carbohydrate counting for meal planning with diabetes can help to reduce blood sugars. Learn tips for carbohydrate counting.

Facts About HbA1c and Type 2 Diabetes
The HbA1c blood test is often performed to monitor type 2 diabetes glucose control. Find out how it's done and understand what the numbers mean.

Diabetes is an Expensive Disease
Diabetes is an expensive disease. Learn about how much diabetes costs the U.S. and yourself.

Symptoms of Kidney Disease in Diabetes
Kidney damage can occur when you have diabetes. There are five stages of kidney disease. Learn about the signs and symptoms of kidney disease.

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Type 1 Diabetes in Adults
Adults can get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Learn how to cope with this disease often referred to 'juvenile diabetes' in adulthood.

Sample Diabetic-Friendly 1600-Calorie Meal Plan
Here are some 1600-calorie diabetic-friendly meal plan ideas that balance carbohydrates, proteins and fats -- 50% from carbohydrate and 25% from fat.

Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes
Adhesive capsulitis, also known as

Diabetic Neuropathy - Types, Causes, and Symptoms
Diabetic neuropathy refers to a group of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy can affect nerves throughout the body, although it most commonly affects nerves in the feet and legs.

Definition of Albuminuria
Albumin is a protein in your blood plasma. In healthy kidneys, the albumin does not pass from the blood in to the urine. There are filters in the kidneys that prevent large molecules, such as albumin, from passing through. This filter is the glomerular membrane.

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?
What is metabolic syndrome and why is it called pre-diabetes? This group of symptoms increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease or stroke.

Top Dietitian-Approved Valentine's Day Treats
Indulge in a healthier treat this Valentine's Day - dark chocolate and other sweet treat recipes. Get the info on top dark chocolate brands.

5 Great Diabetic Slow Cooker Stew Recipes
6 diabetic-friendly slow cooker stew recipes that let you get out and do something healthy for your body, like taking walk, while dinner cooks itself.

9 Tips for Fitting in Sweets With Diabetes
If you have diabetes you can fit sweet treats into your meal plan without sabotaging your diet. Find out strategies for handling sweet treats.

Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes
Diabetes symptoms can appear with prediabetes. Metabolic syndrome also may be a factor. Are you diabetic or prediabetic?

Five Basics of Diabetes Management for Kids with Type 1
There are five major areas that parents need to focus on when their child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Relocating for Weight Loss: Is Moving Motivating?
The most important part of weight loss is finding your one motivating factor. For some, relocating may aid in losing weight and keeping it off.

How Low is Too Low? Blood Sugar and Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is when blood sugar (glucose) levels drop too low, especially in people with diabetes. Here are the causes, symptoms and what to do.

2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association published the 2016 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes. Find out what this means for you.

Diabetes Self Management Education and Support
Diabetes self management education and support is critical for helping those with type 2 diabetes manage their condition.

Tight Diabetes Control May Not Be Beneficial
Learn the facts about who is at risk for low blood sugar, the different reasons why low blood sugar occurs, and how to prevent it.

Type 2 Diabetes Medications are Chosen For a Reason
Certain factors, such as, weight, length of diagnosis, etc. can help to determine which type 2 diabetes medication you are prescribed.

Cigarettes and Diabetes
Smoking or using smokeless tobacco increases your risk of diabetes. Your risk of diabetes complications also rises if you smoke or use these products.

Dynamic Duo Diabetes Campaign to Empower Patients
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) launched -Dynamic Duo campaign to help partner Certified Diabetes Educators & people with diabetes & their loved ones.

Toujeo is Lantus in Concentrated Form
Toujeo is Lantus in its concentrated form. Learn about when you will need basal insulin for Type 2 diabetes and if Toujeo is meant for you.

What is a "Diabetic Diet" for Type 2 Diabetes
What is a diabetic diet for Type 2 diabetes? An individualized meal plan rich in vegetables, lean protein and healthy carbohydrates.

The Blood Sugar Solution Book Review
Review of the Blood Sugar Solution book by Mark Hyman, MD. This book allows you to customize a six-week plan that attacks diabetes from all angles. Read my review to see if it may be a worthwhile book to consider.

Swimming for Diabetes - Getting Started
Swimming is a great physical activity for people with diabetes. Not only is it fun, it has several benefits that make it well suited for a diabetes management program.

How Many Grams of Carbs Equals One Carbohydrate Choice?
The usual number of grams of carbs in a serving is 15 grams. This article explains how to calculate carb servings from nutrition labels.

How To Use a Glucometer for Blood Sugar Monitoring
How to use a glucometer for at-home blood sugar monitoring and get instant feedback on your glucose level for managing your diabetes.

Stories of Adult Onset Type 1 or Diabetes 1.5 - LADA
What happens when you are diagnosed with adult onset type 1 diabetes? Eight people share their stories of how they cope with LADA - type 1.5 diabetes.

Pre-Diabetes - Diet and Exercise Lowers Risk of Type 2
People diagnosed with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing 5-7 percent of their body weight and exercising regularly.

Diabetes and Pregnancy: Tips on Staying Healthy
Women with diabetes should have a complete physical examination before becoming pregnant and closely monitor their health and blood glucose levels.

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Understanding the Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
The fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood sugar levels and is used to detect diabetes. It can be done as a screening test or for diagnosis.

5 Diabetic-Friendly Fresh Vegetable Platters to Share
Here are 5 ideas for quick diabetic-friendly fresh and simple vegetable platters to take to gatherings, to make sure there is a healthy option for you to eat.

Kidney Disease in Diabetes - Nephropathy
Diabetes is one of the most common causes of kidney disease. How do the kidneys work? Why can diabetes damage the kidneys?

Diabetes (Types 1 and 2) and Insulin: Overview
What does insulin do and what are its roles in type 1 and type 2 diabetes? This hormone made in your pancreas allows cells to use glucose for energy.

High Morning Blood Sugar: Somogyi Effect; Dawn Phenomenon
High morning blood glucose levels can happen for a couple reasons: the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. Here's how to deal with it.

5 Easy Ways to Jump Start Your Weight Loss
Simple and realistic tips for weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes and it's benefit on blood sugar control.

Biguanides - Metformin as a Diabetes Medication
Biguanides are a classification of oral diabetes medication used for type 2. Metformin belongs to this class, which affects glucose metabolism.

Diabetes Raises Stroke Risk
Diabetes raises your risk for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle factors can reduce risks.

Comorbid Conditions and Diabetes
Comorbidities are diseases or conditions that coexist with a primary disease but they also stand on their own as specific diseases and impact care.

What Is the Somogyi Effect?
The Somogyi effect is one type of morning high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) caused by very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) during the night

What Is the BUN Test - Blood Urea Nitrogen?
The blood urea nitrogen test, BUN, checks kidney function as part of the metabolic panel of blood tests used for screening and monitoring your health.

Top 4 Snack Bars to Curb Hunger in Diabetics
Finding a good snack bar can be a tricky task for someone with diabetes. Learn which bar to eat and when, to curb hunger and avoid blood sugar spikes.

Superbowl Do's and Don'ts - Tips for Balancing Calories
If you are hosting a super bowl party or attending one you can find things to eat and drink without sabotaging your diet or your blood sugars.

Best Diabetes Diet To Lose Weight
The best diet for you is the one that you can follow for the rest of your life. Find tips to help your long-term goals.

A Low-Carb Diet May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Does a low carb diet really help control or even reverse type 2 diabetes? According to a 2009 study, it may. Find out how the low carb diet worked.

High Fiber Foods and Type 2 Diabetes
Fiber is important for everyone, but it's especially good for you if you have diabetes. Find out easy ways to get more fiber in your diet.

Diabetes Nutrition Facts for Avocado
Here are nutrition facts for avocados. See if they fit into your type 2 diabetes meal plan. Links to recipes and how to store avocados are also given.

Causes of the Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar in Diabetes
Blood glucose levels fluctuate all the time, depending on many factors. Learn about the things that can affect them so you can maintain control.

Eating Well With Diabetes - Healthy Lunch Choices
Sometimes figuring out what to eat for lunch is hard, especially if you have type 2 diabetes. What are some healthy lunch choices?

Diabetic Instant Breakfast Smoothies Recipes
These diabetic breakfast smoothie recipes start with a no-sugar-added powdered instant breakfast mix that adds extra vitamins and minerals.

List of Starchy Vegetables to Avoid on a Diabetic Diet
This list of starchy vegetables provides details on why you need to pay attention to them and what the correct portion size is when you have type 2 diabetes.

Education Tips You Must Know to Manage Your Diabetes
Diabetes self management education can help you manage your diabetes to reach your goals. Make sure you are being properly educated. .

Is Your Diabetes Affecting Your Family?
Use your new type 2 diabetes diagnosis to help yourself and your family get healthier. Learn strategies to help everyone cope.

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Why Diabetes Check-Ups are Important in Your Care
Even if your diabetes is in total control, you can still have complications that may go unnoticed. That's why regular medical check-ups are needed.

Low-Carb Diabetic-Friendly Crepe Recipes
Here are diabetic-friendly sweet and savory crepe recipes using whole-grain flour, skim milk, and egg whites for the batter that makes them healthier.

Is Splenda Safe for Diabetes?
Splenda is made from the FDA-approved artificial sweetener sucralose. Find out if Splenda is safe for diabetes and how to use it.

Is Sugar Free Soda the Way to Go?
The artificial sweeteners in sugar-free​ soda have been approved by the FDA. Find out whether they should be a part of your diabetic meal plan.

Eating Out With Diabetes and Keeping Good Control
Eating out with diabetes can be stressful. Here are helpful tips on what to eat, how much to eat, what to avoid and what to substitute for carbs.

Pros and Cons of Sugar Free Candy
If you're wondering whether sugar-free​ candy is an option for you, here are a few points to ponder.

How Bret Michaels Rocks with Diabetes
Learn how the former lead singer of Poison Bret Michaels manages his life with diabetes by having a positive attitude and staying aware.

Diabetic Care With Ayurvedic Treatment
Find out what an Ayurvedic approach to diabetes treatment would be. This practice with ancient roots has dietary advice considered valid today.

Benefits of Almond Milk vs Cow's Milk
If you're looking for a healthy alternative to cow's milk, consider almond milk -- a healthy alternative for anyone looking to avoid lactose or hormones, or just looking for a different and tasty addition to their regular meal plan.

Quinoa Nutritional Facts for a Diabetes-Friendly Diet
Quinoa is said to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. But can it be included as part of a diabetes-frriendly diet? See what the stats say.

How to Avoid Diabetes Scams - Red Flags and Advice
People with diabetes are targets for frauds and scams. Learn the 7 red flags and avoid common ruses aimed to steal your money and health.

Weirdly Tasty Diabetes Friendly Food Combinations
Top 5 oddly tasty yet nutritious food combinations that are diabetes friendly. Try something different to eat for snack or lunch.

Hummus and Apples
For a filling, satisfying and tasty snack, combine apples with hummus.

Peanut Butter and Carrots
Dispelling the myths of carrots and sugar content. Peanut butter and carrots are a great snack combination full of fiber, protein, and healthy fat.

Brown Rice Crackers with Almond Butter and Jalapenos
Adding spice to your meals or snacks may help you to lose weight.

Sardines, Capers and Tomato Open Faced Sandwich
Sardines are rich in essential fatty acids which can help protect the heart.

Sliced Pear with Low-fat Greek Yogurt and Hot Sauce
Heat up your breakfast with this lower carbohydrate breakfast choice: pair Greek yogurt with sliced pear and hot sauce.

Turkey Bacon and Grapefruit Lettuce Wraps
Low-carb meal options for people with diabetes.

No-Sugar-Added Mexican Agua de Tamarindo Recipe
Try our recipe for a no-sugar-added version of Mexican Agua de Tamarindo, a popular and refreshing sweet-and-sour drink that usually has lots of sugar.

Lemony Diabetes Salad Dressing Recipe
This simple diabetic-friendly salad dressing recipe is a nutritional powerhouse, using ingredients that have been found beneficial for type-2 diabetics.

Diabetic-Friendly Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Recipe
This Low Fat Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe is so close to the original, you won't miss all the fat and calories. This is a good choice for diabetics.

Easy Healthy Snacks - Over 100 Ways to Snack Healthy
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that nutrition is very important. Browse through this list of snacks. Pick your favorites or invent some new ones.

Top Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
There are many risk factors for type 2 Diabetes. Some of them come from our family history and genetics and so are with us always, but some can be turned around to help reverse or prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Sample Diabetes-Friendly 1400-Calorie Meal Plan
Low-fat protein and tasty low-fat recipes are the foundation for this 1400-calorie diabetic meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas.

What Foods Cause High Triglycerides?
Learn what foods cause high triglycerides and get tips on better choices to help lower your levels. Also, read about foods that lower these levels.

What Does a Healthy Diet Really Mean?
A healthy diet is an overall healthy way of eating. These guidelines show you which foods to eat more of and which to limit for good health.

Understanding the Hidden Dangers of Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause many serious complications. Some dangers of diabetes are less well known, but not less important.

My Plate Method - What Does It Mean for Diabetics?
MyPlate is the USDA's new food model - it replaced the Pyramid in 2010. Find out how to plan meals using MyPlate for your diabetic diet.

10 Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Desserts
The best diabetic desserts ought to be quick and easy to prepare. Here are 10 ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth that won't

Banana Carb Counts, Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Wondering about carb counts and health benefits of bananas? Read on to find out why bananas are the perfect choice for a diabetic-friendly diet.

Peaches: Carb Counts, Nutrition, and Benefits
Peaches are a great treat, but are you worried about calories and carbs? Find facts on peaches' calories, carbs, fiber, and more here.

Sugar Content in Common Foods
Hidden sources of sugar can mean you're eating more sugar than you realize. Find out what to look for.

Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes
The Mediterranean diet is an overall healthy pattern of eating that can work for diabetics. Find out the basics of the Mediterranean diet.

Top 5 Best Fruits for Diabetic-Friendly Diets
This list of top 5 best fruit choices for a diabetes-friendly diet are low on calories, carbs, and fat while packing a high nutritional punch.

20 Interesting Facts About Diabetes
Learn 20 interesting facts about diabetes from name origin to historical treatments.

Comparing Artificial Sweeteners
Sugar substitutes are so much sweeter than sugar that very small amounts are needed. Find out how five artificial sweeteners stack up.

What to Eat for Breakfast When You Have Diabetes
What are the healthiest breakfast choices for a diabetic? These so-so, good, better and best breakfast comparisons will get you on track.

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes for Diabetics
These diabetic-friendly Peanut Butter Smoothie recipes provide protein and a little bit of fat to help round out this quick breakfast meal.

Diabetes-Friendly Mashed Potatoes with Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
Potato-Cauliflower Mash is a diabetic-friendly, low-carb way to enjoy mashed potatoes by combining half of each veggie for less carbohydrate load.

Filling Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes for People with Diabetes
Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber with a small amount of fat. This can help people with diabetes with both glucose and morning appetite control.

Diabetes Nutrition Facts for Asparagus
Here are the diabetes nutrition facts for asparagus. Learn how to work this vegetable into your healthy type 2 diabetes diet.

What are the Types of Diabetes and Prediabetes?
Diabetes occurs when the body fails to process sugar correctly. Learn the basics of prediabetes, type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Benefits of Tamarind, a Diabetes-Friendly Sweet Food
Learn about the health benefits of tamarind, a sweet and sour food with a tangy taste that is a great choice if you are craving something sweet.

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a different disease from type 2. Learn about this autoimmune disease of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.

Benefits of Eating Avocados for a Diabetic
Learn about the health benefits of avocados. They are a zero-cholesterol, zero-sodium, zero-transfat food.

Are Edamame Good for Diabetes?
Edamame is easily available in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Learn why you should eat more edamame.

The Health Benefits of Almonds for Diabetics
The health benefits of almonds include reduced cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity. Try these tips for adding almonds to your meal plan.

Peripheral Edema and Diabetes
Learn about peripheral edema, the collection of fluid in the feet, ankles, and legs and it carries risks for people with diabetes.

Calorie-Specific Diabetes Meal Plans
When you have diabetes, your medical team will recommend a diet as a component of your treatment plan. Here are some great meal planning ideas.

Carbs, Calories and Nutrition Facts for Pomegranates
Learn about a diabetic-friendly snack that is nutritious and packed with health benefits, not to mention delicious: the seeds of the pomegranate, known as arils.

Eggs and Type 2 Diabetes
Learn how to eat eggs without increasing your cholesterol. Here's our look at the nutritional value of eggs for people with diabetes.

Eat Pumpkin as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Learn about the nutritional benefits of pumpkin, how to cook it and incorporate it into your meal plan for breakfast lunch and dinner.

The Benefits of Eating Tomatoes for Diabetes
Tomatoes can be incorporated into a diabetes meal plan. Learn the health benefits, nutrition information and how to store and prepare fresh tomatoes.

What Diabetic Pasta Substitutes Are Available?
Learn about diabetic pastas that are healthier for diabetics because they are higher than pasta in protein and/or fiber.

Dreamfields Pasta - Is It Really Low-Carb?
Dreamfields pasta settles a class action suit. What you should know about this product. Is it truly a low-carbohydrate food appropriate for a diabetic diet? Read more.

The Order in Which You Eat Your Meal May Count
Learn how eating protein and non starchy vegetables before carbohydrates may help to lower after meal blood sugars in people who have Type 2 diabetes.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) for Diabetes
The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) can be used to diagnose diabetes, gestational diabetes or prediabetes. Learn all about it.

Tangy Gazpacho Soup for Diabetics Recipe
This Diabetic-Friendly Tangy Gazpacho Soup recipe can be as spicy as you like with the addition of serrano or jalapeo peppers, or simply omit them.

How to Use Meal Replacements for Weight Loss
Meal replacement shakes and Type 2 diabetes - how to incorporate them into your meal plan to lose weight.

Risk Factors For Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes affects many women during pregnancy. Certain risk factors increase your chances of developing gestational diabetes.

Hidden Sources of Carbohydrates
Learn which foods contain hidden sources of carbohydrates and could negatively affect weight and blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Summer Squash "Pasta" Ribbons Pasta Substitute
If you love pasta and have type 2 diabetes, learn about alternative pasta choices. Summer squash is a good low-carbohydrate alternative.

Sugary Drinks to Avoid if You Have Diabetes
If you have diabetes or are trying to lose weight one of the best ways to get started is to stop all sweetened beverages. Find out what you can drink.

What to Eat with Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes and diet go hand in hand because the kinds of foods you eat can affect your blood glucose levels. Learn how to manage food and meals.

How to Prepare for Memorial Day with Diabetes
Holidays like Memorial Day can be full of food temptations. Learn how to choose the best foods and drinks at barbecues when you have type 2 diabetes.

How to Make a Diabetes Meal Plan
Diabetic meal plans are not one size fits all. Every diabetic's dietary needs are different, but here are some basic tips and ideas.

Snacking with Type 2 Diabetes
Learn how to snack with diabetes, which can be tricky because you need to manage calories and eat in a way that doesn't negatively impact blood sugars.

How To Give An Insulin Injection for Type 2 Diabetes
A person with Type 1 diabetes requires daily doses of insulin to keep blood glucose levels from going too high. Learn how to give an injection.

10 Causes of High Triglycerides in Diabetes
High triglycerides and diabetes seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Learn what causes elevated levels and how to lower them.

Signs of Diabetes and Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have the signs of type 2 diabetes? Learn how your doctor might make the diagnosis and which tests they'll use.

Should You Eat Cereal if You Have Diabetes?
Should you eat cereal if you have diabetes? Learn the best types of cereal to eat and how to eat cereal if you have diabetes.

Watermelon - Carbs, Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Add 1 cup of watermelon to a low-calorie diabetic meal plan. This thirst-quenching fruit is high in vitamins A and C, and is a good source of fiber.

Why You Should Know the Amount of Carbohydrates in Your Fruit
Knowing the carbohydrate content in your fruit is an important part of meal planning if you have diabetes.

What to Do if You Are Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
Lifestyle changes are critical for managing diabetes. If you're newly diagnosed it's important to learn how to adjust your diet, exercise and weight.

Snack Ideas for a Diabetic Diet
We divide diabetic snacks into 3 categories: unscheduled between-meal snacks , planned snacks, and emergency hypoglycemia snacks.

Diabetic Neuropathy Causes and Prevention
Diabetic neuropathy is a long-term complication of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It affects the nerves of the body, and can cause numbness and pain.

Diabetic Grocery Shopping List - Sample and Tips
As a diabetic, it is important to keep your home stocked with wholesome, colorful, and fresh foods. Here are a few helpful tips and shopping lists.

Diabetic-Friendly Fruit Smoothie Recipes
These diabetic-friendly breakfast smoothie recipes all use low-fat yogurt, silken tofu and a banana. Prep the inhgredients the night before, minus the ice.

Diabetes Without Symptoms Is Still Diabetes
How can so many individuals be unaware that they have diabetes? Certainly, one major factor is the absence of symptoms.

20 Diabetes Friendly Snacks Under 200 Calories
20 diabetes-friendly snacks for under 200 calories that are carbohydrate controlled and rich in fiber. These snacks include fruits, veggies, and nuts.

Berries Are a Diabetes-Friendly Food
Berries are a super food -- high in vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and phytochemicals and -- and perfect as part of a type 2 diabetes healthy diet.

2400-Calorie Diabetic Meal Plan
This 2,400-calorie diabetic meal plan has American, Mexican, Italian and French-inspired meals and provides a total of 2390 calories.

Sample Diabetic-Friendly 2200-Calorie Meal Plan
This high-fiber diabetic-friendly 2200 calorie meal plan has 57% carbohydrate and 20% fat.

When You Have Diabetes and Urinary Problems
Diabetes and urination problems often occur together. Here is a list of common urinary problems when you have type 2 diabetes and their treatments.

Sample Low-Fat 1200-Calorie Diabetic Diet Meal Plan
If you've received a 1200-calorie diabetic diet prescription from a team of medical professionals, this is a good meal plan to start with.

Healthier Fast-Food Choices for the Diabetic
Learn some easy techniques that are handy when you have diabetes. The fast food choices become much easier if you're in a hurry.

Diabetes and the A1C Test: What Does It Tell You?
The A1C test is a good general measure of diabetes compliance because A1C levels indicate a person's average blood glucose over the past few months.

A High Protein-High Fat Breakfast Can Help Reduce A1C
A high protein, low carbohydrate breakfast may help to reduce Hemoglobin A1c and improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Differences Between Dawn Phenomenon or Somogyi Effect
What is the difference between the Somogyi Effect and the Dawn Phenomenon? How can you figure out if you have either and what you can do about it.

How to Be a Proactive Diabetes Patient
Use this guide to be a proactive patient and take control of your diabetes to help your doctor diagnose and treat you.

How to Prevent an Upset Stomach With Metformin
Metformin is a Type 2 diabetes medication that helps to lower blood sugars. Learn how to take it, when to take it and how to prevent side effects.

Difference Between Complex, Simple and Refined Carbs
What are complex, simple and refined carbohydrates? Choose the best types carbohydrates to lose weight and reduce blood sugars.

Metformin: Oral Medication for Type 2 Diabetes
Metformin is an oral medication used alone or with other medications to treat type 2 diabetes. It is also available as the combination drug Avandamet.

Diabetic-Friendly Breakfast Tips for People on the Go
If you have type 2 diabetes, you owe it to yourself to eat healthy, nutritious meals, especially at breakfast time. Here are some ideas for busy people.

Can I Drink Alcohol if I Have Type 2 Diabetes?
People with Type 2 diabetes can drink alcohol in moderate amounts. Learn about the best choices and how to consume alcohol safely.

A List of Low Carb Vegetables
Each of these low carb vegetables provides only 5 grams of carbohydrate and approximately 25 calories per 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw serving size.

The Best Yogurt for Diabetics?
Yogurt can be a smart food option for diabetics. This article explains the best yogurt for diabetics. Hint: Greek yogurt is a good place to start.

Nutritious Lower Carbohydrate Breakfast Choices
Breakfast ideas that will help to reduce blood sugars and weight in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Top Diabetic Brown-Bag Lunch Ideas
Here are 5 geat brown-bag lunch ideas for diabetics. Packing a lunch rather than buying will help you be more compliant with your meal plan.

Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics
Regular breakfasts have been shown to lead to more regular eating and exercise patterns, better food choices, and better glucose control.

All About Diabetes and Eggs and Cholesterol Concerns
Eggs are a good food choice for a diabetic, yet many worry about the cholesterol they contain. Read more to find out why it's OK to eat eggs.

Load up on Non-Starchy Vegetables
Non-starchy vegetables are a low carbohydrate, vitamin, mineral and fiber rich food. People with diabetes need to eat more non-starchy vegetables.

Foods You Should Avoid With Type 2 Diabetes
Four surprising foods you should avoid if you have type 2 diabetes and some healthier alternatives.

Foods You Should Always Carry With You
Too much time between meals can result in overeating, poor food choices, and low blood sugars. Carry these foods to avoid any situations.

The Benefits of Eating Spinach
Baby spinach is one of the easiest dark leafy greens to eat. Find out why it's so healthy, how to shop for it and how to prepare it.

Lactose-Free Diet Meal Plan for Diabetics
Creating lactose-free diabetic diet meal plans can be challenging. Here are tips for getting the protein you need without the dairy. A sample menu is included.

Kidney Disease Diet Tips for People With Diabetes
Dietary management is an important part of treatment of kidney disease and diabetes especially as kidney function declines.

Kale and Diabetes
Kale is a highly nutritious, non-starchy vegetable that can be incorporated into a diabetes meal plan. Learn nutritional benefits and how to prepare it.

Diabetes Diet - Is There a Diabetes Diet That's Best
Ever wonder if there's an actual diabetes diet? Healthy eating habits are a major part of managing diabetes. What exactly does a healthy diet mean?

Quick Diabetes Weight Loss Advice
Having diabetes can make weight loss more of a struggle as your body literally works against you. Learn what you can do to lose weight.

Domestic Violence, Anger and Diabetes
Is it normal for a husband with type 1 diabetes to erupt into violent anger and take it out on his spouse?This behavior can occur with chronic illnesses like diabetes.

Detailed Info About Oral Diabetes Medicine
Knowing which diabetes medicines you take and what they do is very important. Find out everything you need to know about all classes of medicines.

Eggplant is a Low Carb Option for People with Diabetes
Eggplant is a low carbohydrate, high fiber, nutrient dense food that can be used in healthy meal planning for people with diabetes.

Definition of the A1c Diabetes Test
The A1c test is a blood test that shows your average blood glucose level over a span of a few months. It's used to screen for and monitor diabetes.

Effortless Weight Loss and Diabetes
Dropping 5 to 7% of your body weight can lower your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, but who says you have to go on a diet?

Walnuts and Type 2 Diabetes: A Low Carb Alternative
A modified carbohydrate diet is important for weight and blood sugar control. Add walnuts to your meal plan to reduce carbohydrate intake and lose weight.

Healthy Swaps for Eating on a Diabetic Diet
This article provides healthy food swaps for diabetes. Eat this, not that ideas give you a balanced approach to meals based on whole foods.

Omega-3 & Omega-6- Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
To lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, it's better to eat foods rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids found in many foods.

5 Good Reasons to Check Your Blood Sugar
People with diabetes have to balance food, medication, and exercise to keep blood sugar levels in an acceptable range. Is checking blood sugar a good move?

How to Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risks
Gestational diabetes risks include macrosomia, hypoglycemia in infants, jaundice and respiratory distress syndrome. Learn to reduce risks and complications.

Pre-existing Diabetes in Pregnancy Risks
When you have preexisting diabetes in pregnancy, what are the risks? Is it possible to have a healthy baby?

Can Bitter Melon Really Help Type 2 Diabetes?
A study that appeared in this month's online issue of Chemistry and Biology, has isolated four compounds in bitter melon that activate an enzyme that is

Yeast Infections With Diabetes
While most women will experience at least one yeast infection during the course of their lives, those with diabetes are especially susceptible.

What Does Diabetes Mellitus ?
DM, or diabetes mellitus, is the full medical term for all of the different forms of diabetes. Learn about all the different forms of diabetes.

The Role of Carbohydrates in Type 2 Diabetes
Carbohydrates are the bodies main source of energy and affect blood sugar the most. Managing your carbohydrate intake can improve diabetes control.

Cinnamon May Help Lower Blood Glucose in Diabetics
There has been a lot of talk these days about cinnamon. According to some studies, cinnamon may improve blood glucose and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Based on those studies, it seems that cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon to Help Lower Blood Glucose and Cholesterol
According to some studies, cinnamon may improve blood glucose and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Managing Different Types of Diabetes
It can be confusing and frightening to be diagnosed with diabetes, but understanding what type of diabetes one has and how to deal with it can make a person feel better, both emotionally and physically. It is important for diabetics to take their condition seriously -- even if they feel fine. Old terms like

Type 2 Diabetes
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Medication Reference Chart for Type 2 Diabetes
There are new medications approved to treat Type 2 diabetes. They are completely new categories of drugs.

Januvia: Medication for Type 2 Diabetes
An oral medication called Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) was approved by the FDA for management of Type 2 diabetes. Januvia works by prolonging the stimulation of insulin production.

Diabetes and Cinnamon: Does Cinnamon Help Diabetes?
Can cinnamon really reduce glucose levels in patients with diabetes? Find out more about what the research says about cinnamon for people with diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes - Risks, Symptoms, and Treatments
Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people. Here are the basics of the risks, causes, symptoms and treatment for this common condition.

Save Calories and Money When Dining Out
Big portions, hidden fat, high calorie counts and lots of unhealthy choices can really derail diet plans. How can you cut calories at a restaurant?

Sugar Free Doesn't Mean Carbohydrate Free
The truth behind sugar free products. Sugar free is not a diet food and not a carbohydrate free food.

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes - Overweight Health Conditions
How being overweight or obese makes you more prone to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions.

5 Key Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Certain risk factors can increase your likelihood of developing diabetes. Learn about your diabetes risk and get screened today.

The Role of Body Fat in Diabetes
It's not just weight that raises the risk of diabetes, it's where you store fat in your body. Find out how a beer belly can affect your health.

How a Sedentary Lifestyle Contributes to Diabetes
When you are sedentary and don't get enough physical activity, you are at risk for diabetes and obesity. How to start being more active and healthy.

Steps to Preventing the Flu - Build Your Immune System
Fight the flu epidemic by preventing it. Learn how to protect yourself from the flu if you have diabetes.

Diabetes and Gene Research - Genetics and Diabetes
The field of genetic research is exploding. As more genes and gene variations are discovered and studied, a cure could be discovered.

Diabetes Management with Pramlintide (Symlin)
Symlin (pramlintide) is a class of diabetes drug to manage both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Learn more.

New Blood Sugar Targets for People with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association puts forward new premeal blood sugar goals for people with diabetes.

Simple Changes to Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Learn about prediabetes, how it's diagnosed, and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Traveling on a Plane With Diabetes
Make traveling easier with diabetes by being prepared. Get all the information you need to know about what you can and must bring.

Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Pumps
Read about the prerequisites and conditions for insulin pumps and type 2 diabetes. What is an insulin pump, how does it work, and do you need one?

What Is the Diabetic Exchange List
Diabetic exchange lists are one method of meal planning for diabetes. Foods are clustered into groups called exchanges that are used in the meal plan.

Carbohydrate Tracking Plans for Diabetes Management
Tracking your carbohydrates is important to maintain blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Learn about three ways you can track your carbs.

Tools and Devices to Help with Needle Fear
Fear of needles - learn how to use diabetes tools to help make injecting insulin and testing your blood sugar easier.

Diabetes-Friendly Tips for 4th of July
This diabetes meal plan for 4th of July and other summer barbecues makes it easy to stay on track with tips for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.

What Fruits Can You Eat If You Have Diabetes?
People with type 2 diabetes can eat fruit, but should watch their portions and choose the right kinds. Learn best practices for eating fruit.

Medications for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain
Diabetic neuropathy is a long-term complication of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. What medications can be used to treat neuropathic pain?

Get Started with an Exercise Program and Stick to It
People with Type 2 diabetes are less likely to exercise and stick to it. Overcome the barriers to​ exercise and get motivated today.

Levemir® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen
Long-acting​ insulin, Levemir®, is available in a no-push extension insulin pen. Learn about the features of this device in managing diabetes.

Bydureon - Once a Week Injectable Medication
Bydureon - once weekly injection to help reduce A1c and weight in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Bydureon now comes in an auto-injection pen.

Meglitinides: Oral Medication for Type 2 Diabetes
Meglitinides are oral medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Learn about how to take them, history, side effects and history of use.

What is DKA: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
A serious complication of diabetes is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention strategies for diabetic ketoacidosis?

Dietary Fiber - Essential for Persons with Diabetes
Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient to help regulate weight and blood sugar control. Find out how to incorporate enough fiber into your meal plan.

Hyper and Hypoglycemia Emergencies in Diabetes
Learn how to detect, prevent, and treat hyper and hypoglycemia emergencies in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Buckwheat Groats and Kasha - Alternative whole grains.
Nutritional benefits of buckwheat and kasha - high in fiber, protein and magnesium. Whole grains may help to improve weight, blood sugar and pressure.

What is a Whole Grain? Try Some You've Never Heard of!
Eating a diet rich in whole grains can help to reduce weight, blood sugars, ​and cholesterol. Learn how to find them and what they are.

Bulgar - a fiber rich whole grain, great for people with diabetes
Bulgar wheat - a good alternative to grains such as brown rice and couscous. Rich in fiber - and low in sodium, a good grain to try if you have diabetes.

Spelt -an ancient grain rich in fiber, protein.
Spelt is an ancient whole grain rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Learn the nutrition content and benefits of eating spelt.

A New Class of Drugs - Invokana
Benefits and side effects of Invokana - the newest class of Type 2 diabetes medication.

Diabetes Disability Benefits on Social Security
Some social security diabetes disability benefits are considered for diabetes complications like acidosis and retinopathy.

Real Life with Diabetes - Sue's Story
How do people in real life face the challenge of living with diabetes? Meet Sue, who doesn't let her type 2 diabetes slow her down one bit.

A1c and eAG: Definitions for People with Diabetes
What is the A1C and what does it mean for a person with diabetes? Learn about A1C is used for and how it translates to estimated average glucose.

Corn Carbohydrate Content and Nutritional Value
Read about corn carbohydrate content and nutritional value. Also includes tips for eating corn with type 2 diabetes. either alone or with other food.

5 Facebook Diabetes Community Pages
Facebook is not only a great resource for keeping up with family friends, but also to get connected with the online diabetes community.

Exercising When You Have Diabetes
Exercise can help keep blood glucose levels in range and can go a long way toward preventing the complications associated with diabetes.

What Not to Say to Someone with Diabetes
Get versed in diabetes language and etiquette and educate yourself on some of the things you should never say to someone with diabetes.

How to Take a Safe Break from Your Diabetes
It may feel impossible to truly enjoy a vacation while still managing your diabetes, but there are many ways to relax your control and stay healthy.

How the Size of Pen Needles May Affect Diabetes Control
The size and thickness of your pen needles may be affecting your diabetes control. Learn more about sizing issues.

Type 2 Diabetes and the Importance of Foot Care
If you have Type 2 diabetes you can still have beautiful healthy feet, but you need to follow some guidelines.

Low-Calorie Sweeteners Satisfy Cravings, Reduce Hunger
Low-calorie​ sweeteners can be used by people with diabetes and obesity to lose weight. It is unlikely they increase blood sugar and hunger or affect the gut microbiome.

Maintain Weight and Blood Sugars During the Holiday Season
Tips for maintaining blood sugars and weight for people with Type 2 diabetes during the holiday season.

Your Guide to Helping you Manage Type 2 Diabetes
Detailed description of why someone with Type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes would benefit from meeting with a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Diabetes Conversation Map Class
Sponsored by the Merck Journey for Control™, the Diabetes Conversation Map Class is an interactive Way to Learn About Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes and Gastroparesis - a Unique Dietary Challenge
Type 2 diabetes and gastroparesis are a common combination, with delayed gastric emptying leading to erratic blood sugar, heartburn, and nausea.

Corn Tortillas vs. Flour Tortillas for Diabetics
Corn tortillas versus flour tortillas. Which is a better choice for type 2 diabetes and why? Check out this smack down and see which one comes out the winner.

What Are the Complications of Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease with many complications. Short-term and long-term complications, as well as co-existing diseases, are a constant threat. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes may develop the same complications, but symptoms of the complications in people with type 2 may be the first signs of diabetes.

Diabetes Lifestyle Changes
The right diabetes lifestyle changes can make type 2 diabetes management easier and give you a better quality of life. These changes pack a much more powerful punch than medication alone. Learn effective strategies and also a little secret to overcoming the extra challenges diabetes may present.

Should You Eat More Lemons If You Have Diabetes?
Lemons have a long history as a folk remedy for type 2 diabetes. But is there any truth to the claims? Find out the health benefits of lemon.

Walking as an Exercise for Diabetes
Regular exercise plays a very important part in diabetes management. It helps with weight loss and also lowers blood glucose levels. There's another benefit to exercise, though: it lifts your spirits and makes you feel good.

Bipolar Disorder Meds and Metabolic Syndrome
Some medications used to manage bipolar disorder can cause weight gain and high blood glucose, raising risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

What Should a Diabetic Take for Cold and Flu Symptoms?
Cold and flu season comes upon us with a vengeance, at this time of year. Add a few more challenges like diabetes, and perhaps it's complications, and there can be a real concern about which over-the-counter (OTC) medications to use.

Details About Ketones and Diabetes
Ketones are a result of using fat for energy and can can occur in anyone with diabetes. Find out when and how to check for them.

Watching Salt Intake With Type 2 Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to watch the amount of salt you eat everyday. Learn why and how to decrease the amount of sodium you eat.

Diabetes Diagnosis – How to Cope With a Diabetes Diagnosis
Learn how to cope with diabetes, including medications, food plans, and schedules as well as how to use common medical equipment.

Diabetes and Depression - a Vicious Cycle
Having diabetes doubles the risk of depression, compared to people who don't have the disease. Also, depression can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes and Heart Attacks, Cardiac Arrest and Strokes
Diabetes puts you at risk for cardiovascular complications can put you at risk for heart attacks, cardiac arrest and strokes. Here are the signs.

Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men who have diabetes. It is often the first symptom that leads them to the doctor in the first place.

Is Agave Nectar OK for People with Diabetes?
Agave nectar (or syrup) is commonly used by people with diabetes because of its low glycemic index, but it should be used with caution.

Diabetes and Sugar (and Other Type 2 Diabetes Diet Myths)
It's a common type 2 diabetes myth that diabetics should avoid eating sugar. Read on to learn about how this and other diabetes myths are busted.

Preexisting Diabetes and Planning Pregnancy
Learn about the potential complications associated with diabetes and being pregnant, and what you can do to optimize your health prior to conceiving.

Type 2 Diabetes and Surgery: Post-Op Concerns
People with Type 2 diabetes have a higher chance for post-surgical complications. Know what to watch for and how to lower your post-op risks.

Diabetes Friendly Food and Beverage Gift Basket Ideas
10 unique diabetes food gift basket ideas that are made with healthy carbohydrate and low carbohydrate foods.

Walnuts and Diabetes: A Natural Pairing
Eating walnuts can improve markers of heart health in people with and without diabetes. Learn more about the research behind walnuts and diabetes.

Diabetes Medications When You're Sick and Not Eating
When suffering from a cold, flu, or illness it is important to continue taking regularly prescribed oral medications and insulin for diabetes.

Diet Planning for Diabetes in Pregnancy
Take these steps in pre-planning and customizing a diet plan for diabetes during pregnancy. How to face the challenges and reduce risks.

Cardiovascular Exercise Benefits for Diabetes
Cardiovascular exercise has benefits for people with diabetes. Find out why you should do cardio and how to start a cardio exercise program.

Exercise and Diabetes: How Much Is Enough?
How much exercise is enough with diabetes to improve the body's ability to use insulin and help control blood sugar levels? And how to get started?

ACE Inhibitors: Blood Pressure Control in Diabetes
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are oral medications that lower blood pressure. Learn how they are used in diabetes and kidney disease.

Advances in Diabetes Care - Past and Future
Advances in diabetes treatment have made control and management of the disease easier, and have taken much of the guesswork out of it.

Afreeza-Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes
Does inhaled insulin Afrezza mean the end of insulin injections in diabetes?

Can You Reverse Diabetes?
Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed - inspiring stories of two men who committed to exercise programs which helped them to get off diabetes medicine.

Clever Ideas for Dealing with Halloween Candy
Excess candy intake can cause blood sugar spikes in people with type 2 diabetes. Learn tips for dealing with Halloween candy for the whole family.

Diabetes and Skin Problems
The link can be missed between diabetes and skin problems. You may have experienced one of these skin changes and did not realize it was caused by some component of your diabetes management. Learn what to look for and why people with diabetes need to pay attention to what their skin is trying to tell them.

Diabetes and Hypertension
People with diabetes also often have high blood pressure. There are many ways to modify your lifestyle to control risks from both conditions.

Manage Your Blood Pressure if You Have Diabetes
Pay attention to your blood pressure if you have diabetes. Hypertension adds to the workload of the heart, arteries and kidneys and increases risks.

Apple and Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes
The benefits of apples and apple cider vinegar on diabetes.

Is it Possible to Maintain The Pleasure of Eating When Dieting?
Learn how to enjoy the pleasure of eating while adapting a healthy eating plan for diabetes.

Diabetes and Plantains - Nutrition Information
Plantains can be a healthy food option for people with diabetes, but they must consider portion and cooking method. Learn how to use plantains.

5 Vegetable Based Appetizers to Kick off Memorial Day
Vegetable based appetizers for Memorial Day. Save on calories, fat and carbohydrates. Great for people with diabetes or those looking to lose weight.

Cinnamon Spiced Almond Carrot Salad
Turkish carrot salad is an easy, delicious recipe for people with Type 2 diabetes. Rich in fiber and vitamin A, which can help protect eyes.

Sauted Zucchini and Walnuts
Zucchini and walnut side dish that is low in carbohydrate and rich in fiber and heart healthy fat. Perfect recipe to bring to a barbecue or party.

Cauliflower with Herby Crumb Topping
Cauliflower is great to be used as a substitute for potatoes or rice. It is rich in fiber and potassium and low in carbohydrate which makes it diabetes friendly.

Diabetes Friendly Side Dishes That Are Perfect For Summer Parties
5 diabetes friendly side dishes that you can load up on at summer parties. .

Pesto Asparagus
Pesto asparagus side dish is low in calories and rich in vitamin C and rutin. This side side is also rich in healthy in heart healthy fat.

Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Tomato, avocado, onion and cucumber recipe which is low in carbohydrate and rich in heart healthy fat - perfect for someone with Type 2 Diabetes.

Is Pineapple a Healthy Food for People with Diabetes?
Pineapple is a healthy fruit choice. People with diabetes can eat pineapple, but they should minimize their portion.

Signs of Low Blood Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not just a worry for people with type 1 diabetes. People with type 2 should also know the signs of low blood sugar. Do you know what to look for?

Strawberries - Carb Counts, Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Can you eat strawberries on a diabetic-friendly diet? Read on for carb counts, calories, fiber and nutrition facts and glycemic index of this luscious red fruit.

The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
After you check out the benefits of sweet potatoes, you may decide to make them much more than just a holiday side dish! Sweet potatoes may help control blood sugar, eliminate heavy metals and free radicals, and reduce inflammation.

Rotating Insulin Injection Sites
Rotating insulin injection sites helps prevent damage to the skin and underlying tissue and can also help you get consistent blood glucose control.

Know the Symptoms of a Diabetes Emergency
Knowing the symptoms of a diabetes emergency can save your life. Learn the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and when to seek help.

Sleep and Diabetes-how to detect and treat obstructive sleep apnea
Being obese or overweight can increase your risk of developing sleep apnea which can disrupt your sleep. Understand the signs, symptoms and treatment.

Insulin Resistance, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Prediabetes
Insulin resistance occurs when the body's ability to process glucose becomes impaired. Learn more about what that means here.

All About Diabetic Food Exchange Lists
Learn how diabetic food exchange lists can help you plan your meals.

What to Know About Reactive Hypoglycemia
Reactive hypoglycemia is a type of low blood sugar that occurs in people who do not have diabetes. Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment.

What to Expect From Gestational Diabetes Testing
If you are pregnant, your obstetrician has probably told you that you will need gestational diabetes testing. Gestational diabetes testing is an important part of routine prenatal care.

What Should My Diabetes Goals Be?
You can set diabetes goals in three key areas for blood sugar levels, weight loss and cardiac risk factors to better manage your condition.

What Roles Do Antibodies Play in Diabetes?
What roles do antibodies play in diabetes? Would antibody tests help predict who is at risk of diabetes or how their condition is likely to progress?

What is Sugar Diabetes?
Diabetes has gone by many names over the centuries. Find out the evolution of diabetes' naming, plus who uses the term sugar diabetes.

What Is the Best Blood Sugar Meter?
Looking for the best blood sugar meter? What makes a meter great or the top choice for you? Here are some tips for finding a meter you love.

What Is ‘Brittle’ Diabetes?
Brittle diabetes, also called labile diabetes, is a term used to describe uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. People with brittle diabetes frequently experience large swings in blood sugar (glucose) levels. These cause either hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), which is more common and sometimes extreme.

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What Is the V-Go Insulin Patch Pump
The V-Go is a disposable insulin delivery device for Type 2 diabetes that is worn for 24 hours at a time, with no more pens, vials, or syringes.

What are the Common Infections with Diabetes?
People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections. Learn about the dangers, which infections are most common and how to prevent them.

What are Diabetic Socks and Do You Need Them?
If you have diabetes does that mean you need diabetic socks? Learn about the best socks for people with diabetes.

Weight Watchers and Diabetes
Can Weight Watchers and diabetes play well together? Find out what you need to know about what considerations are needed for people with type 2 diabetes.

Waist Circumference and Diabetes
Waist circumference is an indicator of abdominal fat and your health risks. Find out what the maximum should be, how to measure it and what it means.

How to Get Started Walking for Your Diabetes
Walking is a great exercise to help with your blood sugar control, fitness, and weight when you have diabetes. Here's how to get started.

How to Be a Vegetarian with Type 2 Diabetes
A vegetarian diet can be a healthy diet for managing weight and type 2 diabetes. Learn how to meal plan and achieve your dietary and health needs.

Using Wii Fit Can Help Improve Blood Sugars
Wii Fit Plus can help people with Type 2 diabetes lose weight and improve blood sugars. How much should you exercise and how can you start.

Track Progress and Manage Obesity by Using a BMI Chart
Diabetes and Your BMI. How to use a BMI Chart to manage your weight as well as monitor your overall body fat to determine your level of health.

Unhealthy Food Choices for Diabetics
While it's technically true that

The Definition of a Nephrologist and What They Do
A nephrologist is a doctor who specializes in kidney health and kidney disease. A nephrologist is an important member of a diabetes health care team.

Teens Learning to Drive with Type 1 Diabetes
Ask any teen about getting their license - most can't wait. Kids with type 1 diabetes, however, face a different kind of challenge when learning how to drive.

Type 2 Diabetes Tools For Management
If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, then you know how overwhelming it can feel at first. There's a lot to do and a lot to learn about diabetes management. This toolbox will provide you with a good place to start as you learn about managing your diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes and the Risk of Tuberculosis
What can you do, as a person with diabetes, to protect yourself from a disease like tuberculosis? Keep good control of your blood sugar levels.

Early Warning Signs for Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes doesn't always have clear symptoms, and often isn't diagnosed until found accidentally during a physical or check-up.

Treatments for Diabetes: Insulin, Diet and Equipment
A diagnosis of diabetes can bring on many new challenges. Depending on what type of diabetes you have, you may need medication or insulin. You may need to make dietary and other lifestyle changes. There are glucometers, and insulin pumps to learn about. How do you know what to do to manage your diabetes successfully?

5 Important Steps for Type 2 Diabetes Foot Care
When you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to care for your feet. Follow these five steps to keep your feet healthy and prevent complications.

Trulicity - Glucagon Like Peptide
Trulicity - a new Glucagon like peptide agonist, non-insulin injectable,Type 2 diabetes medicine by Eli Lily and Company has been approved by the FDA.

Moderation Is Key for Alcohol and Diabetes
It seems to be common knowledge these days that a moderate alcohol intake may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Less commonly discussed is alcohol and diabetes.

Top Trackers and Devices for Diabetes Fitness
Getting active and sticking to it can be tough. Find out which trackers, apps and devices are best if you have diabetes and get exercising today.

Benefits of Mesquite Flour - A Diabetes Superfood
Mesquite flour or meal is a nutritious food, rich in fiber, and other minerals. A low glycemic index food that can be used in diabetes meal planning.

Mealtime Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes sometimes need to start meal time insulin to help lower their blood sugars. Find out if meal time insulin is right for you.