Exercising Precautions for Diabetics

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Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for several years, it’s always a great idea to make sure you are prepared for blood sugar fluctuations when being physically active. Exercise is an important part of blood sugar management as it can help lower your HgbA1c, but

Food-Drug Interaction: Grapefruit

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Grapefruit is very high in vitamin C and a great source of potassium. However it is also one of the most common culprits in food-drug interactions. Components in grapefruit called furanocoumarins block the action of an enzyme located in the small intestine called CYP3A4. This enzyme is also needed to

Weight Management Through The Holidays

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The holidays are upon us which mean lots of high calorie options such as pecan pie and cheesy potato casserole at family/friend gatherings. So how can you continue to stay on track with your weight loss goals?! The key is to work on maintaining, not trying to lose weight. If

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

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I often find it difficult to cook a vegetable side dish for dinners that my picky husband will approve of. He is a very texture-oriented person when it comes to vegetables. Since we had been dating (7 years) before we got married I felt accomplished when he actually enjoyed fresh

Can Dark Chocolate Be Part Of A Healthy Diet?

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Chocolate was deemed a symbol of luxury and power in as early as 1900 B.C. and was only consumed in it’s bitter form as a drink until the mid-1800s. In 1847, the first chocolate candy bar was created by a British company using cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar.1 Today,

Diabetes: Preparing for Sick Days

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It’s cold and flu season! If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic and/or are unfamiliar with what to do when you are sick, keep reading. This is important information if you want to keep your blood sugar in check as it can lead to serious complications if not managed appropriately.

Recipe: Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Two Ways

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Some scientists state the colder weather brings a natural instinct to bulk up on calories and in doing that we tend to crave the higher sugar and higher fat foods. Other scientists believe fall brings more opportunities to eat unhealthier foods during the holidays. Whatever the case may be, the

Diabetes: The Dawn Phenomenon

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Some of you may be familiar with this situation…You wake up to elevated blood sugar readings which were much higher than when you went to bed the night before. But you didn’t eat anything during the night that would cause this to happen right? High morning blood sugars are usually

Recipe: Apple-Walnut Crisp

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The air is becoming more crisp and cold (see what I did there?) as this Friday marks the first day of fall for the year (September 22nd). What better way to celebrate than with some warm apple crisp? Oftentimes apple crisp is loaded with sugar as recipes typically call for

Organic vs Conventional Foods: Which Should You Buy?

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I get this question very frequently from patients, friends, and family: “Should I buy organic food?”. Organic products continue to gain popularity over the last few years. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products in the U.S. in 2016 were near $47 billion meaning organic food