Would You Go Vegan to Beat Diabetes?

Are people with diabetes ready and willing to go vegan in order to beat diabetes? The United States is a country where people when encouraged to eat more vegetables chose French fries!

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Our local PBS station broadcast a program based on Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes during its pledge week.

Dr. Barnard touts a vegan diet as a way to reverse diabetes. He’s not alone in this. The Lifestyle Center of America advocates the same in its book The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle. Both claim a vegan (or plant-based) diet can make diabetes (all?) better.

But are people with diabetes ready and willing to go vegan in order to beat diabetes? The United States is a country where people when encouraged to eat more vegetables chose French fries!   Continue reading “Would You Go Vegan to Beat Diabetes?”

An Election Day Plea

An Election Day Plee — Improve our nation’s food policies so that everyone’s health improves right now.

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As part of American Diabetes Month the ADA has put together a suggested list of blogging topics. Today’s suggested topic is:

Tuesday, November 2 Election Day – What issues are important to you? If you could tell your representatives one thing about diabetes, what would it be?  

The most obvious plea would be for funding research for a diabetes cure. But that’s like voting for Change We Can Believe In and expecting it to happen in 18 months. It’s a recipe for disappointment. What does a cure mean anyway? To me: No meds, no machines, no special routines. Will there be a cure? I hope so. Will I see it in my lifetime? I’m not so sure.

My immediate plea would be to improve this nation’s food policies and programs. This could have an enormous positive impact on people’s lives and health right now. And not just for the millions of people with diabetes, Continue reading “An Election Day Plea”

November is a special month…

November is a special month…
Spinning Dinner Plates is bringing you 30 days of posting yum for people with diabetes.

 

 November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and

 

November is also National Blog Posting Month.

In a mash up of these three events Spinning Dinner Plates Living Well With Diabetes [dot]net is bringing you 30 days of posting yum for people with diabetes.

Breakfast: An Investment in Your Day

Consider breakfast an investment in your day. But the start of the day is hectic. Here are some quick and portable diabetic-friendly breakfast ideas.

 

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Consider breakfast an investment in your day. —Charlie Ayers, Food 2.0

We’ve heard it again and again. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But the start of the day is often hectic. Gotta get out of the door by a certain time. Don’t want to be late…

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day this is especially true for people with diabetes. Don’t eat and blood sugars can spike or crash leaving that foggy, yucky feeling behind for the rest of the day.

What makes a good breakfast anyway?

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Side-by-Side: Sweeteners

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming. Which one to use? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

 

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming.

Which one to use? Which are “suitable” or “safe” or “appropriate” for people with diabetes? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

I decided to do a little taste test and research. Here’s what I found.

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