The 7 Self-Care Areas of Diabetes Management

The 7 Self-Care Areas of Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a complex and serious disease, and managing it every day can be challenging. To help you, diabetes educators have developed seven key areas to focus on. Healthy Eating Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite foods or stop eating in restaurants. In fact, there is nothing you can’t eat….

The Diabetes Educator

The Diabetes Educator

The forgotten partner in the strategy to prevent and control diabetes. There are many times when persons with diabetes become overwhelmed and do not feel that they have the ability or the support to take care of themselves in a manner conducive to a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. It may be because they lack knowledge…

And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

ACE Diabetes is pleased to announce CARMEN FORBES as the winner of the $100 cash prize donated by Family Medicine Center. Pictured is Ms. Forbes’ daughter picking up the prize, presented by Nurse Anita Cates at Family Medicine Center, in the Rivington Center building on Blake Road.

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!