Great Diabetes Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is considered by many nutritionists to be the most important meal of the day. Is that true for people who have type 2 diabetes? The very word “breakfast” gives us the first clue about why this meal is so important. It is the first meal after a fast of eight or more hours. Just…

Healthy Mexican Recipes

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Black Bean Soup This hearty black bean soup includes extra veggies to increase the fiber as well as some chicken so you get a boost of protein –both the fiber and the protein will keep you feeling full longer.  Yield: Serving size:  Calories: Carbs: Protein: Fat: 7 1 cup…

Being Certain During Uncertain Times – Affording Diabetes Care

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Even during normal times, the high cost of medicines can cause people to miss doses, take less than recommended, or stop taking them altogether. This can lead to high blood glucose levels and other problems over time.  As unemployment rates and financial worries increase, many people with diabetes…

Five Easy Ways To Develop Routines That Lead To Good Health

By: Madeleine Ortiz With most of us staying safe inside our homes 24/7, cancelled plans and closed places the days can feel long! Despite our wide open schedules and extra time for completing new and different tasks it is easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious and more stressed than ever before. Social media, usually a great…

4 Simple Steps for Healthier Morning Habits

By Madeleine Ortiz Think about what you did when you first woke up this morning. Did you wash your face, put on a pot of coffee and then make your bed? Did you lace up your sneakers for a morning walk and then sit down for a bowl of yogurt? Maybe you hopped in the…

Carb Counting: What To Know

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE What is it? Carbohydrate (or carb) counting is a method of meal planning where you keep track of the grams of carbs you eat at each meal and snack.  There are two ways to carb count… Option 1: Consistent. This method is recommended for people who take the same dose…

Choosing Healthy Foods… What’s in a Dietitian’s Pantry?

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE A healthy eating plan begins with making sure you’ve got good options to choose from at home.  In some cases, I’ve listed brand names in italics, but know that we don’t endorse any of these brands. They are included to give you some examples of good options… Choose (More) Comments…

Taking Medications: Establishing a Routine

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Taking  diabetes medicines as prescribed is probably the single most important thing a person can do to manage their diabetes.  Eating a healthy meal plan and getting regular exercise are certainly important – but if someone is not taking their medicines, all the other good things they are doing…

Processed Foods: What to Know

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Many people don’t realize there’s a difference between processed foods and ultra-processed foods… and in fact, ultra-processed foods make up just over 60% of the total diet of adults in the US! Recently, there have been a number of important research studies from around the world pointing to the…