Finding The Right Diabetes Dietitian…

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES When you’re trying to get basic answers to questions about food and diabetes, seeing a dietitian can be invaluable. Finding the right one can take time but it’s well worth it. A basic question first though… are all dietitians awesome? I’ll ask a different question – Are all doctors…

Sleep, Health and Diabetes…

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Getting enough sleep is critical for overall health… and it’s also important that our sleep be of good quality, meaning that it is uninterrupted and deep.Many of us consider getting enough sleep a luxury, but we really need to think about it as an essential part of daily self-care.   …

Things I’ve Learned Living With Diabetes

By Madeleine Ortiz “I hope they warned you I’m a straight-shooter,” Cindy says about 20 minutes into her interview. I smile, because she says it like it might sometimes rub people the wrong way, but I’ve been refreshed by her openness and her uncanny ability to be both strong and humble at the same time.…

Living with Diabetes: What Matters Most?

By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Every person with diabetes is different when it comes to how diabetes fits into their lives. For some people, it’s front and center—a daily focus on blood sugar numbers, managing medicines, counting carbs, etc. For others, it’s so far in the background that there are times they completely forget…

How to Keep Your Immune System Healthy

Paula Diaque Ballesteros, RD, CDCES and Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES The immune system is in charge of defending our body against infection, bacteria and viruses. The design of the immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many factors. There is not a single food (such as chicken soup), vitamin (such as…

Five Easy Ways To Develop Routines That Lead To Good Health

By: Madeleine Ortiz With most of us staying safe inside our homes 24/7, cancelled plans and closed places the days can feel long! Despite our wide open schedules and extra time for completing new and different tasks it is easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious and more stressed than ever before. Social media, usually a great…

8 Tips for Being Healthy While Staying at Home (and Forever!)

By Dr. Sasha High and Madeleine Ortiz Stores, restaurants and other businesses are slowly beginning to reopen, but our lives are still going to look a lot differently than they did at the beginning of 2019. Vacation plans have been cancelled, schools and summer camps are closed and many of us are still going to…

Emotional Hunger vs Physical Hunger

During stressful times, many of us are more likely to overeat to manage feelings of anxiety or uncertainty or even boredom. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, and some of us beat ourselves up… It’s time for a new approach. The first step for learning to manage this kind of eating is…