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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: Canned Goods Can Be Good

March 29, 2016By 0 Comments

We now make our way into the tried-and-true canned section of the grocery store: soups, tomato sauce, canned veggies ready to heat and serve, even old-school SpaghettiOs — they are all simple solutions for parts of a quick dinner, and they are often packaged in pretty containers in easy-to-grab four-packs, looking healthy and convenient. However, […]

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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: The Bread Aisle

March 29, 2016By 0 Comments

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: Bread is NOT the enemy. If it were, well, then we wouldn’t be here today because our ancestors would have starved. Grains, corn, potatoes — these are crops that have sustained communities for centuries. (What our ancestors did not have were mounds of chemically processed […]

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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: The Nuts and Bolts (and Olives and Oils)

March 29, 2016By 0 Comments

When I finish rounding the perimeter of the grocery store, the first aisle that usually pulls me in is right around the corner from the meat and seafood counter. It’s the one with nuts, olives, salad dressings, and other oils and condiments. This aisle should be called good fats versus bad fats. Here are a […]

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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: The Fish Counter

March 29, 2016By 0 Comments

There are people who absolutely love fish, any kind of fish, and never think twice about where it comes from or consuming too much of it. Then there are those that despise the smell of anything remotely fishy (or who are severely allergic to fish). Assuming you’re not allergic, let’s discuss some common seafood options […]

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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: The Meat Aisle

February 26, 2016By 0 Comments

The meat aisle at most grocery stores has become a confusing combination of real meats and products that are posing as such with all manner of different labels. For people with diabetes, there is one thing about this section that beats all others — there are no carbs to account for (although if you really […]

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Going to the Grocery Store with Diabetes: The Dairy Aisle — Eggs, Milk, and Snacks

February 26, 2016By 0 Comments

Today I’ll continue with my advice on navigating the dairy aisle. Given that this aisle is typically in fact a whole corner of the store, I wanted to make sure I addressed all the most important questions you may ask yourself when choosing foods in this section. Egg-ssential As the slogan goes, “The incredible, edible […]

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Going to the Grocery Store With Diabetes: The Dairy Aisle — Yogurt and Cheese

February 26, 2016By 1 Comment

We’re in the process of making our way around the perimeter of the grocery store. Last week, we examined how to determine which produce makes the most sense for our diabetes management, budget, and health. This week, let’s stay on the outskirts (and a place where you usually need a sweatshirt, especially if the AC […]

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Going to the Grocery Store with Diabetes: The Produce Aisle

February 2, 2016By 0 Comments

As I mentioned in a previous entry, attacking the perimeter of the grocery store first is key to making healthy food choices. The perimeter of the store is where the fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and meat, and dairy products are typically located. Let’s start by going down the produce aisle. When it comes […]

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Important Tips About the Nutrition Facts Label for People With Diabetes

February 2, 2016By 0 Comments

As a dietitian, I always instruct my clients who are looking to reach certain health and nutrition goals to never try to make more than three major changes at once. Drastic changes to food intake or exercise usually result in eventual rebounding. I wanted to take this time to review what my tips are for […]

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Eleven Tips for Food Shopping With Diabetes

January 26, 2016By 0 Comments

I am very excited to be blogging for Diabetes Self-Management Online, a reliable and informative resource that has served people with all types of diabetes for many years.  Click this link to read my first of a series of blogs discussing food shopping with diabetes and how to navigate the grocery store isles for your […]

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