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…

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, while still managing your blood sugar and staying 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…