Eleven COVID Symptoms to Look Out For

Eleven COVID Symptoms to Look Out For

Living with diabetes puts you at risk for health complications. When persons with diabetes are infected with a virus, they tend to experience more severe symptoms. Because COVID-19 is a virus, the risk of getting very sick after being diagnosed is higher if you have diabetes. However, your risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19…

Five Mood-Boosting Foods

Five Mood-Boosting Foods

Did you know there are foods than can actually help lower stress? Incorporate these foods to help dial down the stress in your life. Green leafy vegetables Foods like spinach, kale, broccoli and greens are high in folate which assists the body in regulating mood. Turkey This lean meat contains the essential amino acid L-tryptophan…

Tech-Savvy Ways to Reduce Stress

Tech-Savvy Ways to Reduce Stress

Living with diabetes is hard. It’s easy to get discouraged, frustrated, and burned out. We’ve got three ways you can reduce stress in your life right from your phone or tablet! Tech is a part of our everyday lives, and doing things remotely is the new norm. Apps like Headspace and Calm can help you…

18 Ways to Destress

18 Ways to Destress

Stress is a risk factor for many health complications to those with or without diabetes. Feeling stressed? Here are some easy ways you can chill out: Go for a ten minute walk Breathe deeply Visualize your “happy place” Mindfully eat a snack  Buy a plant Log off your devices  Hug or kiss someone Listen to…

List of Non-Starchy Vegetables

List of Non-Starchy Vegetables

If you’re counting carbs or following the Diabetes Plate Method, this article may help you! Below is a comprehensive list of non-starchy vegetables. Remember, if you’re following the Diabetes Plate Method, the following foods should take up half of your plate. Non-Starchy Vegetables Artichoke Asparagus Baby corn Bamboo shoots Beans (green, wax, Italian) Bean sprouts…

Ask the Experts, What is the Diabetes Plate Method?

Ask the Experts,  What is the Diabetes Plate Method?

The Diabetes Plate Method is the easiest way to create healthy meals that can help manage blood sugar. Using this method, you can create perfectly portioned meals with a healthy balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates—without any counting, calculating, weighing, or measuring. All you need is a plate! Read more here!

Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease

Diabetes & Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney disease outcomes Quality initiative (KdoQi™) develops guidelines that help your doctor and health care team make important decisions about your medical treatment? This can help…

How Too Much Salt Affects Your Health

How Too Much Salt Affects Your Health

In some people, sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, creating an added burden on the heart. Too much sodium in the diet may also have other harmful health effects, including increased risk for stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease. The problem is 97 percent of children…