Diabetes Self-Management3 min lettiMotivational
Sweet Success
Lifestyle changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic may have already challenged your eating and movement routines enough to leave you feeling off-kilter, but this can be used as motivation to overcome the challenges you know you’ll face with the sweet
Diabetes Self-Management3 min lettiMedical
Weight Management
The importance of maintaining a healthy weight when you have diabetes is well known, but as with anything, there is always more to learn. So, what are the most recent research advances concerning diabetes and weight management? Learn about some of th
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Butter and Spreads
Butter and spreads can contribute large amounts of fat, saturated fat and calories to your diet. The good news is that spreads no longer contain trans fat due to a 2015 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruling that banned artificial trans fats from
Diabetes Self-Management3 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Healthy and Joyful Holidays
As we enter the 2020 holiday season, many people may be celebrating differently because of ongoing COVID concerns and social distancing guidelines. Festive meals, parties and events may be smaller or postponed, but it doesn’t mean the situation has t
Diabetes Self-Management1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Editor’s Note
Dear Readers, The holidays are here! Although the celebrations are likely to look different for many of us this year, maintaining our health and sanity amid the festivities is now more important than ever. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed b
Diabetes Self-Management4 min lettiMedical
S. Epatha Merkerson on Living With And Learning About Diabetes
Tony- and Emmy-nominated actress S. Epatha Merkerson is just like the rest of us. She’s human this time of year. “I’m not going to tell you that I don’t falter when it comes to staying on track during the holidays,” she admits, “but I’ve learned not
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Diabetes Self-Management3 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Keto Baked Desserts
If you follow a ketogenic (also known as a “keto”) diet, finding desserts that meet your needs and satisfy your cravings can be tricky. Originally used to treat epilepsy in children, the keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein style of ea
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With the holidays upon us, a question that often comes up for those with diabetes is, “Can I drink alcohol?” Stay safe and have a happy and healthy holiday season with these recommendations from diabetes educator and registered dietitian Amy Campbell
Diabetes Self-Management8 min lettiWellness
TIPS FOR Navigating the Holidays
The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! Because food and celebrations are plentiful, holiday time may wreak havoc with your usual schedule and potentially affect your daily diabetes management. Social gatherings (both online or in-person
Diabetes Self-Management2 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Low Vitamin D Tied to Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
One of the most painful potential consequences of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy—nerve damage in your extremities (arms, legs, hands and feet) caused by elevated blood glucose levels. Neuropathic pain is widespread in people with diabetes, but unt
Diabetes Self-Management5 min letti
Welcoming Old Man Winter
Winter is upon us. Depending on where you live, you may have already started shoveling, snow blowing and driving on slippery roads with blinding snow—all hallmarks of wintery weather. As the seasons change, so can managing your diabetes. Cold weather
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Qutenza, New Capsaicin Patch For Diabetic Neuropathy Pain, Approved
Diabetic neuropathy—nerve damage in your extremities (arms, legs, hands and feet) caused by elevated blood glucose levels—can be a frustrating condition to treat. So the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a new pain-relief pat
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Top Diabetes Reads of 2020
A mid all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s important to take some time to relax and perhaps sit back with some good reading material. Several fantastic books have been published this year to help people living with diabetes improve their s
Diabetes Self-Management3 min lettiMedical
Diabetes By The Numbers
A growing number of Americans are living with diabetes, and the prevalence of the condition increases with age. How can you manage your diabetes or reduce your risk of developing prediabetes? In a word: self-care. Proper nutrition, weight management,
Diabetes Self-Management4 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
A Chat With Author Toby Amidor
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, is an award-winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. We recently spoke with her about her latest book, The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook: A Plate Method Approach to Simple, Complete M
Diabetes Self-Management2 min lettiMedical
A Diabetes Drug for Dementia?
According to new reports, the drug dulaglutide (brand name Trulicity) appears to be a multitarget medication, or a drug developed for one purpose and then found to be effective in treating something else. Recently, dulaglutide, which is an injectable
Diabetes Self-Management5 min lettiMedical
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR Diabetes Telehealth Visit
This time last year, if someone told you that your diabetes health care—diabetes provider appointments, diabetes self-management education sessions, follow-up with office staff and more—would soon occur as telehealth visits, you might have been more
Diabetes Self-Management2 min lettiMedical
Double Diagnosis
In a recently concluded trial, Farid Mahmud, MD, of the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, described, along with his colleagues, an emerging “double diagnosis” of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD) and concluded that
Diabetes Self-Management5 min lettiMedical
Quality of Sleep
Anyone taking steps to better manage their diabetes knows the importance of blood glucose monitoring, a balanced diet and physical activity. In contrast, the importance of sleep can be underestimated as we navigate through our increasingly busy and s
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Promising New Treatment for Neuropathy Pain
High-frequency spinal cord stimulation appears to be a promising and effective treatment for the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage in the arms, legs, hands and feet), according to a new report. The report was based on a study kno
Diabetes Self-Management5 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Going Bananas
Dietitians and nutrition guidelines recommend that we eat a lot of fruits and vegetables for good health. But if you have diabetes, you might be confused—and maybe concerned—when it comes to fruit. After all, fruit is pretty much all carbohydrate, an
Diabetes Self-Management2 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Cool New Products To Try
If you’re looking for a meal replacement or an option for healthy snacks, look no further than Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes. These shakes contain a unique blend of 16 grams of quality protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat in each 8-ounce serving, wh
Diabetes Self-Management10 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Festive Picks for Your Holiday Feast
The holidays are here! Although many of us will be celebrating differently this year, food is still an important part of the festivities. No matter how near or far your loved ones are this season, you can still enjoy a virtual meal together. Pick out
Diabetes Self-Management2 min lettiDiet & Nutrition
Metformin Recall, Hidden Carbs
Q I take metformin twice daily, but I heard that it was recalled due to a cancer risk. Should I stop taking it? A Metformin is the most widely used medication for treating diabetes. It helps to reduce the body’s natural production of glucose, decreas
Diabetes Self-Management22 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
A Toast To The Holidays
One of the most treasured seasons of the year starts on Thanksgiving and culminates on New Year’s Day. It is a time filled with loved ones, complete with get-togethers (both in person and virtual), gift exchanges and laughter. The holidays are a wond
Diabetes Self-Management2 min letti
Warm to Winter Exercise
I won’t say I hate winter, but it’s my least-favorite time of the year. Yet I started to mind the season much less once I took up cross-country skiing. Give the following activities a try, and you may also find yourself warming up to winter, too. Cro
Diabetes Self-Management2 min letti
Fascinating Facts
Farms in Illinois grow more than 500 million pounds of pumpkins each year. An average of 4,500 calories are consumed per person on Thanksgiving. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication” in Hebrew. The use of Christmas trees originated in ancient Egypt
Diabetes Self-Management1 min lettiMedical
Editor’s Note
Dear Readers, Maintaining a strong immune system is important for staying healthy, and that’s the case now more than ever, especially if you’re living with a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. But what’s the best approach? Sep
Diabetes Self-Management9 min letti
Working From Home
Are you someone who’s living with diabetes and working from home? If so, it’s essential to learn how to stay organized and manage your time in order to be efficient and successful at your job and best manage your diabetes. Building routines and habit
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