Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health – especially if you have diabetes. Many assume that while you’re sleeping, your brain isn’t doing all that much. Believe it or not, it’s quite the opposite! Key hormones are regulated while you sleep – insulin, stress hormones, growth hormones, hunger hormones, etc. This is…Read More
For many years, herbs and spices have been used by many cultures for their potent medicinal properties and their unique flavors. They are known to offer a myriad of health benefits thanks to their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Believe it or not, a lot of people in the United States don’t use herbs and spices…Read More
When it comes to managing your diabetes, what you eat is important ( I realize I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know – yet). Believe it or not, how you eat is just as important. Mindless eating (i.e. eating while doing other things) can impact what and how much you eat. On the…Read More
Are you worried about developing heart disease? Maybe you had a serious talk with your doctor at your last appointment and you want to make some meaningful health changes. Or maybe you have a long family history of heart disease and you want to be proactive. No matter the reason, if you’re worried about developing…Read More
Are you tired of always fighting, struggling, feeling guilty, becoming frustrated and never feeling like you are getting it right…..with food? Like personal relationships with others, our relationship with food can sometimes be amazing and other times, leave us wanting more. The following tips may sound like the world’s worst and/or most obvious advice on…Read More
Believe it or not, what you eat is really important when it comes to controlling your diabetes. Eating a diet that’s full of fruits and vegetables can make your diabetes substantially more manageable. According to this study, vegetarians had a substantially lower risk of developing diabetes than non-vegetarians. Now this doesn’t mean you have…Read More
Is it actually possible to have diabetes and NOT have a list of “good” or “bad” foods to eat? Is it possible to be able to eat what you want and still manage your blood sugars? Most of you are saying “Heck NO!” (or some version of that). Well, I’m here to tell you, I…Read More
Here are the top 3 possible causes: Maybe you had a really big dinner with saturated fat that delayed sugar release into the blood and the saturated fat created some insulin resistance, leading to higher morning readings….think pizza or Chinese food. You had a super healthy dinner, but your blood sugar went from 110 before…Read More
Stay hydrated. My favorite drinks to help keep your BG in check are: water, unsweetened tea (vanilla cinnamon or tahitian hazelnut or blueberry), zevia (no artificial sweetener or sugar, soda), and water kefir Walk or move for 10 minutes after you eat. The worst thing you can do is sit and watch TV or read after…Read More
Life alone can be hard, but living with diabetes is harder. I learn a lot from clients with diabetes. They talk about the challenges they face each day, above and beyond the normal life stressors. One thing that many clients talk about is the feeling of “failure”. People living with diabetes get a lot of…Read More
Even though diabetes is present in your life, there is hope. Hope that harmony between you and diabetes can be attained.
Angela Manderfeld, RD
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