Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

I love carbohydrates, and sometimes, I hate carbohydrates. I think part of my love/hate relationship with food goes back to the days just before my diagnosis of type 1 as a teenager. At 18 years old, I was suddenly eating everything in sight as the hunger from my high blood sugar, due to undiagnosed diabetes, kicked in.  I lost more and more weight and became

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Diabetes Health in The News: Junk Food Restrictions Could Lead to Healthier Eating

  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study has found that restricting sugar-sweetened treat and soda purchases could improve American diets, and it is believed that these results could benefit people on government-funded food programs. Over a 12-week trial period, a food assistance program was created for low-income adults. Participants were divided into four groups – some

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Diabetes Health In the News Podcast: U.S. Military Has an Obesity Problem

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Nov-24_-2016_-10_08_29-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! According to new data from the Pentagon, more members of the U.S. military are reaching above-normal weight. In fact, 1 in 13 service members are now clinically overweight. The reason for this shift isn’t completely understood. Some people believe that nearly 15 years of war has weakened

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Bountiful Breakfast

It’s March and I’m sick and tired of oatmeal. Nothing personal against the humble grain, but somehow over the winter months I had become like a Pavlov Dog. The sun would rise and I would find myself automatically measuring one-half a cup of organic oats with one-and-a-half cups of water and a pinch of salt. After stirring hypnotically for five minutes I would “reward” myself

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FDA Bans Toxic Chemicals from Food Packaging

Beginning on February 1, 2016, a new order by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took effect banning the use of three grease-resistant chemicals in sandwich wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, and other food packaging items. These chemical substances have been linked to birth defects and cancer, among other long-term health issues, and according to many environmental health groups, this move has been a

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FDA Recall: Victory Kitchens Ltd. Recalls Products Containing Chicken From An Ineligible Country

By Nadia Al-Samarrie A while back ago I started updating our readers on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. When I came across this site, I thought my readers with diabetes should know about the foods that are being recalled for a variety of reasons. Especially, for those who have a low carbohydrate diet. It’s a good thing that our Government is doing a

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