Diabetes Primetime: Reaching Diabetes Goals!

Diabetes Primetime: Reaching Diabetes Goals!Exercise physiologist Monet Bland shares her tips and suggestions on how people with #diabetes can reach their goals. This is a totally inspiring episode of Diabetes Primetime jam-packed with awesome inspiration…Posted by Diabetes—What To Know on Monday, December 9, 2019   Exercise physiologist Monet Bland shares her tips and suggestions on…
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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…

Developing A Diabetes Sick Day Plan

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE When someone is not feeling well, their blood glucose can go high even if they are eating less than normal.  It is important to have a plan in place to be prepared days when someone is not feeling their best.  Here are examples of situations that are considered…

Maintaining Good Health with Diabetes

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES The main thing every person with diabetes should know is: it’s possible to live a long, healthy life with diabetes. The key is being proactive, knowing your numbers, and taking action where needed. In addition to keeping track of usual numbers like A1c, cholesterol and blood pressure, we’re going…

Traveling with Diabetes

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES People with diabetes can enjoy travel and adventures of all kinds! Long-distance flights, cruises, hikes… everything is possible with a little planning.  This guide will help any person with diabetes plan ahead to reduce the risk of any health-related problems and fully enjoy the trip! Before You Go Talk…

Healthy Coping with Diabetes

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Living with diabetes can feel like a 24/7 job with no vacation. And when you add the challenges of diabetes to the normal stresses of life, it can feel downright overwhelming.  It is important to find healthy ways to cope so you don’t turn to harmful habits like overeating,…

Diabetes and Intimacy

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES High blood glucose over time can affect many different parts of the body, including sexual health and feelings of intimacy. About half of all adults with diabetes have some kind of sexual concern or problem.  Sexual health and diabetes: What’s the link? When blood glucose and A1C levels are…

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 something…

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…