During March, for National Nutrition Month, I posted a review of gluten-free protein bars, which caught the attention of fellow writer and D-advocate Jessica Apple, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the diabetes magazine ASweetLife. She felt all the nutrition bars were packed with “way too much carb” and was surprised by my emphasis on their fat content. Why? Because many people associate fat in food with weight gain. But this is a fallacy, she says, especially…Read more »
Sometimes it feels like there’s a new revolutionary diet or list of superfoods being “discovered” every other day, especially during Spring, when everyone is getting ready for swimsuit season! Weight issues plague both people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, but some of these diets can be tricky to understand. When you have diabetes and are trying to balance blood sugars, it can be difficult to know whether any given diet is a…Read more »
March is National Nutrition Month, so we plan to have a look at various food topics in the next few weeks, starting today. Back in November, our friend and fellow D-advocate Ginger Vieira did a comparison of gluten-free protein bars, which inspired us to do our own.
For those of you who haven’t heard, I am also gluten-intolerant on top of having type 1 diabetes, and it is my blessing and my curse to be…
We insulin users have long suspected that the carbohydrate counts on packaged food nutrition labels are not particularly accurate. Who’s with me here?
So in the spirit of turning over a new leaf for a new year, we decided to dig into this a little and find out how nutrition labels are made. Warning: we didn’t much like what we discovered.
Did you know that just like with blood glucose result accuracy, the FDA also…
It always sounds like losing weight should be simple, right? Just eat smart and exercise regularly. Yet it’s so much more darn difficult than it sounds! The Mayo Clinic Diet was recently named one of the best diets by U.S. News and World Report, and now the same editors of that New York Times Bestseller have released The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, designed specifically for people with type 2 diabetes (although type 1 diabetics can…Read more »