For people with diabetes who have high cholesterol, there’s another reason (besides low GI and lots of beneficial fiber) to eat beans and peas– it appears that they lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). In a review of clinical trials, researchers found that eating about three-quarters of a cup of cooked beans or peas a […]

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Curious to know which is better for you– oranges or apples? As with many other things, you can go to Google to find out the answer! At the end of last year, Google launched a nutrition comparison tool as part of their search engine– simply type the word “compare” and then two different foods into […]

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People with diabetes are told all the time to manage their blood sugar– but there’s another set of numbers to keep an eye on: your blood pressure levels. Why is it so important for people with Type 2 diabetes to manage their blood pressure? Well, both high blood sugar and high blood pressure can damage […]

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If you have diabetes, you have probably heard someone mention the glycemic index or talk about what foods have a “high GI”. But what does that mean exactly? And is it relevant for people with diabetes? Yes, as it turns out– and the American Diabetes Association has a great page on their website that details […]

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Well, here’s yet ANOTHER study that shows how important exercise is for good health– this research suggests that exercise cuts the risk of someone developing heart disease EVEN if they have other traditional risk markers like high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure numbers, etc. This study looked at over 8,000 people in Australia and classified them […]

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We all know that getting lots of fiber in your diet is critical for good health (here’s a good article about that), but fiber is especially important for people with diabetes. Fiber doesn’t raise your blood sugar (because it can’t be digested), and even more importantly it reduces the impact that carbohydrates have on your […]

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The American Diabetes Association recommends that most people with diabetes try to keep their A1C level under 7. (If you’re pregnant or elderly, your healthcare professional may have a different target for you– be sure to speak with your healthcare team about what your target numbers are.) Keeping your A1C low reduces your risk of […]

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We’ve written before about the connection between diabetes and depression– people with diabetes (along with many other people who have a chronic condition) are more likely to suffer from depression than people without diabetes. It’s even more important then to recognize that certain foods are linked with higher levels of depression as well. This article […]

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Curious to know which foods are right for you as a person with Type 2 Diabetes? The American Diabetes Association has created this helpful list of the foods they consider to be the key “superfoods” for people with diabetes. The ADA has chosen to highlight foods that are low on the glycemic index (for more […]

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