Diabetes Meal Planning Guide

  Diabetes What To Know Healthy Eating Guide-   Figuring out what to eat can be overwhelming for many people with type 2 diabetes. Not to worry– Diabetes- What To Know is here to help. Our Diabetes Meal Planning Guide covers everything that every person with diabetes needs to know about a healthy diet: how…

Eating out with Diabetes

Who doesn’t enjoy going out occasionally for a meal with friends or family? Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you have to stay at home for every meal. Here are some simple guidelines to follow so you can enjoy dining out and still manage your blood sugar and stay healthy. #1 Plan ahead! Once…

Emotional Eating and Type 2 Diabetes

By Robin Fein (Wright) L.C.S.W. When we have diabetes, our consumption of food is basic to survival.  It’s also intertwined with many complicated physiological and psychological issues. According to E.L.Morrison MS, RD, binge-eating is more common among women with type 2: “Women with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to developing binge-eating disorder…patients with diabetes…

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…

Great Snack Tips for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Does having diabetes mean that your snacking days are over? Absolutely not! In fact, snacks are an important part of a daily meal plan and can help keep your blood sugar levels stable between meals. The key is to follow some guidelines when incorporating snacks into your day– stick with fruit, vegetables, protein and whole…

Health Benefits of Nuts for People with Diabetes

Looking for a tasty snack that can help you manage your blood sugar? Try some nuts! Nuts are a power food in a tiny package, loaded with nutrients that are good for anyone trying to eat healthy, but they have special benefits for those with type 2 diabetes. All nuts supply you with protein and…

How to Have a Diabetes Friendly Happy Holiday

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  As the end of the year approaches, we can be filled with feelings of both excitement and dread.  As visions of sugar plums, gingerbread, latkes and yule logs dance in our heads, we may need reminding that the holidays are about so much more than food!  Take a…

Meal Planning Quick Start Guide

Figuring out what a healthy meal looks like can be confusing to LOTS of people, but the truth is that it’s just not that complicated. This handy “Quick Start Guide” will make it a lot simpler… choose two vegetables from the list of veggies on the left, some protein and a serving of whole grains…

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Halloween has turned into a whole season of temptations, not just a single night, and it can be really hard for anyone who’s trying to eat healthier. Here are a few tips and tricks to help manage the treats. Wait to buy candy. Plan to buy the treats…

Type 2 Diabetes Meal Planning Guide

Figuring out what to eat can be the most overwhelming part of managing type 2 diabetes.  That’s why we developed our Healthy Eating Meal Planning guide– it covers how to plan a healthy, balanced meal using your dinner plate and the correct portion sizes for all different types of foods.  Download it here. And here…