Processed Foods: What to Know

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Many people don’t realize that 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 and well-designed research studies from around the world pointing…

Snack Ideas

  If you are looking for diabetes compatible snack ideas, download our snack guide. Each recommendation has about 15 grams of carbs and most include a little protein or fat (or both) to help you feel  full. If your blood glucoses are running a little high and you are still hungry for a snack, choose…

Annes Tasty Tidbits-Meatloaf Meatballs

By Anne Safran Dalin One of the main food groups in New Jersey is Italian food. Being a real Jersey girl includes loving Italian food (even if you’re not Italian) – and I’m definitely a Jersey girl through and through. Open any newspaper or magazine and you’ll read top 10 lists of to-die-for pizza and…

A Guide to Healthy Game Time Eating

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES For many of us, fall means football season! From high school games on Friday night to Monday Night football, football usually means food and lots of it. Planning ahead is your best defense. Prepare to tackle your Game Day food challenges by reviewing this list of strategies… and you’ll…

Amount of Sugar in Popular Drinks

  Most people know that regular soda is full of sugar and not a good drink choice for people with type 2 diabetes.  However, there are many other popular drinks that have just as much sugar (and in some cases MORE) as regular soda! Find out whether your favorite beverage is one of them with…

Artificial Sweetners: What to Know

There’s a lot of controversy around artificial sweeteners and the conversation can get even more heated when it comes to what’s right for people with diabetes. The appeal of sugar substitutes is that they add almost no calories to your diet, which means that they can be useful for managing weight. For people with diabetes,…

Balancing Diabetes and Compulsive Eating

By Robin Fein Wright, L.C.S.W. To people with type 2 diabetes who also struggle with compulsive eating– please know you are not alone. According to the Walden Eating Disorders Treatment Program, “Studies estimate that 12% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes also suffer from BED (Binge Eating Disorder).” Given that 9.3% of the population has…

Can People with Type 2 Diabetes Eat Dessert

Many people think that dessert is “off the table” if you have diabetes, but that is not necessarily true. Here’s some information about how and when to enjoy dessert and still keep your blood sugar in range. #1 Plan for it.  If having dessert is important to you, you’ll need to do a little planning.…

Can People with Diabetes Eat Fruit?

Fruit and vegetables are always on the top of the list of the foods for a healthy diet. Unfortunately, many people with Type 2 diabetes worry that fruit may be off limits for them and don’t include this delicious choice in their daily meal plan. That’s a shame because fruit has lots of fiber, vitamins,…

Diabetes 101: What is Diabetes?

At some point, you may have wondered… what causes diabetes? It’s a very good question and the truth is that no one is really sure. The underlying cause of diabetes is still unknown, although we do know that both genetics and lifestyle play a significant part. If people in your family have diabetes, you have…