Diabetes Health Living with Type 2: Eating Responsibly During the Holidays

With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, there is sure to be a smorgasbord of food choices at the dinner table. There is sure to be hams, yams, fried turkey, pies, cakes, and all sorts of foods that can be harmful to a person with diabetes. While it’s true that we must watch what we eat, following a few simple rules of

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AskNadia: Five Holiday Tips for People and Families Living with Diabetes

It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays season without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An extra treat or carbohydrate food could-sky rocket a blood sugar reading to a critical point. We all need to support one anther. There is no shortage of criticism for people living with diabetes. Someone who is living with

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AskNadia: Five New Year’s Tips

This article is for all the people who have reached out to me about the holidays’ and the challenges they face during a festive season. My Reminder to You It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An extra treat or carbohydrate food could-sky rocket a blood sugar

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Type 1 & 2: What You Were Not Told About Surviving the Holidays

As a boy growing up in Chicago, if there were one thing my family wasn’t during holiday time—that would be “resilient.” Looking back, it seemed like all the little annoyances got magnified—whether it was finding gifts, preparing the turkey, or getting dressed up for dinner at the relative’s house. Tempers ran high, and patience ran low. I adopted this attitude for years. While shopping for

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