Category Archives: Carbohydrate/Carbs

Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1box Dreamfields Spaghetti 1pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick 2cloves garlic, minced 2tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 3cups broccoli florets 1medium bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips 1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 to 3teaspoons minced fresh ginger … Continue reading Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Carbohydrates can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, as well as contribute to weight gain.  A recent study shows that eating two ounces of raw, dry, or roasted nuts daily as a replacement for two ounces of other carbohydrates may control blood sugar levels and cholesterol in type 2 diabetes without packing on … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Life With Type 2- Imaginary Diabetes

By Patrick Totty All of us carry around mental images of various things, such as grocery stores, freeways, baseball stadiums, bank interiors, and Thanksgiving dinners. The images aren’t all that detailed and clear, but they don’t have to be. They’re a simple, shorthand way of grasping a concept, such as when you’re talking to a … Continue reading Life With Type 2- Imaginary Diabetes

Paula Deen and Type 2: The Real Story

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was subjected to some withering criticism recently when the public learned that she has type 2 diabetes. How could she push butter and sugar-loaded recipes at TV viewers when she has diabetes, her critics demanded. In Paula’s defense, some of her reluctance to change her recipes or acknowledge her diabetes was simple … Continue reading Paula Deen and Type 2: The Real Story

The Raw Food Diet: Should You Try It?

It seems that every few months, we hear about a new diet that, like all the others, promises to yield fast and tempting results. Is the raw food diet any different, and, if so, how? I started researching the raw food diet a few years ago. The basic premise is that you consume only raw … Continue reading The Raw Food Diet: Should You Try It?

Do You Have a Diabetes Sick Day Plan?

It’s that time of year again: flu season. I never thought much about getting a flu shot until fourteen years ago, when I ended up in the emergency room with the flu and a staggering blood sugar of over 800 mg/dL. I had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few years before and had … Continue reading Do You Have a Diabetes Sick Day Plan?

Together, On Our Own

“If you weren’t having this conversation with me, who, other than your wife, would you be having it with?”  That question, in response to something I’d said about treating my nine-year-old daughter’s diabetes, was posed to me over the phone by a friend I had made less than six months earlier. She has a daughter … Continue reading Together, On Our Own

Ketones, Shmeetones.

When you live with diabetes, there’s a lot to do.  Checking blood sugars.  Counting carbs.  Exercising.  Not to mention all those fun-filled doctors’ appointments.  So the last time your physician or diabetes educator suggested ketone testing, it’s completely understandable that your head was nodding but your mind was thinking “No way, Jack.”  But before abandoning … Continue reading Ketones, Shmeetones.