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…

Better Mornings: The HOW!

Having a morning routine that prioritizes health can lead to better diabetes management, but how do we start developing the habits that start our day off right? The reality is that when we want to change anything in our lives, the first step is becoming aware of what things are currently like. That means we…

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…

Diabetes Primetime: Why Mornings Matter!

Why Mornings Matter! Learn how to develop healthy habits in the morning that will make good health and better diabetes management easier!! Posted by Diabetes- What To Know on Wednesday, February 12, 2020   Learn how to develop healthy habits in the morning that will make good health and better diabetes management easier!!  

UPDATE: Diabetes Educators are now Diabetes Care and Education Specialists!

We want you to be among the first to know, that there is a change in the professional name of the healthcare professionals who work with you to manage your diabetes.  Hopefully in your journey with diabetes, you’ve come in contact with nurses, dietitians and pharmacists – who refer to themselves as a “diabetes educator”.…

20 Tips For A Healthy 2020!

Tips For A Healthier 2020! In this fabulous episode of Diabetes Primetime, a dietitian shares her suggestions for practical, do-able goals for the New Year and explains why mornings are so important for good health and good diabetes management. Get 2020 started off right with these great ideas! Posted by Diabetes—What To Know on Thursday,…

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…