Minimalism as a Diabetic Strategy?

Could minimalism be a strategy for managing food for people with diabetes?
Cooking simply the fewest ingredients for the maximum yumminess? Sounds like an idea worth pursuing

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Could minimalism be a strategy for managing food for people with diabetes?

It happens to the best of us. We hit our limit. We run out of energy or enthusiasm or focus. The thought of having to prepare one more diabetic-friendly meal is just too much. Could a minimalist approach to cooking get us through this rough spot?

Minimalism is defined as that which uses the simplest and fewest elements to create the maximum effect. Cooking the fewest ingredients simply for the maximum yumminess? Sounds like an idea worth pursuing. Continue reading “Minimalism as a Diabetic Strategy?”

Surviving the Holiday Potluck

It’s that time of year again. When people gather to celebrate holidays. There will be camaraderie. There will be good cheer. And there will be food. It’s all manageable.

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It’s that time of year again. When people gather to celebrate holidays. There will be camaraderie. There will be good cheer. And there will be food.

The holiday potluck table can be filled with carbs and fat and sugar. All things dangerous for a person with diabetes. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be managed. And that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time.

Here are some ideas: Continue reading “Surviving the Holiday Potluck”

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.