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Award-Winning and Diabetes-Friendly Mediterranean Meals

Back in November, a friend and I made a “Mediterranean Thanksgiving” using The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. Later, I chatted with the author, Amy Riolo, about her book, her culinary experiences all around the world and her connection to diabetes. I thought her cookbook was great, so I used it again for a potluck evening with friends. Right then, I should have realized that I wasn’t the only one appreciating the great stuff in Amy’s cookbook. It turns out, the Nautilus Book Awards took notice, too! Continue reading

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Pretty Feet, Heel to Toe

A few weeks ago I wrote a rather punny post about Happy Feet and how to prevent some of the common diabetes-related foot complications. Since it’s still Foot Health Awareness Month and the weather is continuing to get warmer (which makes my toes wiggle), I wanted to add a few words about pretty feet. Yes, pretty feet. Continue reading

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Dishing Up Nutrition Tips

Tomorrow marks the last day of National Nutrition Month, but like so many things, nutrition is something everyone should think about year-round. In light of this, I reached out to Patti Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE and Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE, the authors of a book called What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes that I wish I’d had when I first started nutrition education – even though I don’t have type 2 diabetes. It is a four-week program that would be helpful for anyone trying to understand what it means to maintain a healthy meal plan. Continue reading

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Diabetize Your Recipe!

In some families it’s an heirloom – the recipe box filled with dog-eared cards that have been passed down through generations with notes, substitutions and updates written in the margins. In other families, it might be the worn cookbook that has been splattered with various ingredients, or even a bookmarked website full of fail-proof recipes. So what happens when you are told that you have to change your diet as a part of creating a healthier lifestyle? Allow me to introduce a new word to you: Diabetize! Continue reading

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This is Not a Test

“Easy, quick, and virtually painless!” Do ads for new types of blood glucose meters ever make you roll your eyes? We all know that incredible advances have been made in blood glucose monitoring over the years, but even so, you may find that many folks don’t check their glucose as often as they should. While there may be several perfectly logical reasons to check your blood glucose frequently, there are also a variety of factors that keep people from testing as much as they should. Continue reading

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The Other D-Word

I say it every year: February is not my favorite month. Does anyone like February? I’ve lived in a lot of places, but anywhere I go, February is dark, dreary, and somehow always feels like the longest month of the year (even though it’s the shortest). In my opinion, February is depressing – and there’s nothing more depressing than writing about depression. So instead of writing about it myself, I turned to one of the top experts on psychology and diabetes: Richard Rubin, PhD, CDE. Continue reading

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Girls Night – Top Chef Style

It may be a typical Wednesday night scene for many self-proclaimed foodies: A small group of friends gather, each bringing something to contribute to the potluck meal, and watch the latest episode of the reality cooking TV show, Top Chef. Although my friends and I have no formal culinary training, we enjoy trying new things, sharing recipes – and critiquing the actual chefs on television. In my opinion, the combination of food and laughter can be an excellent pick-me-up half way through the week. Continue reading

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