Category Archives: Food

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 in The News: Consumer Safety and Fresh Produce

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-22_-2015_-9_08_46-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to the audio version of  Diabetes Health In The News A recent survey found that consumers are becoming increasingly more confident with the safety of fresh produce. Their greatest concerns were with seafood, meat and takeout food. Fresh produce. … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: Consumer Safety and Fresh Produce

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, … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

Dear Nadia, I have decided to start replacing some of my protein meals with soy. Is soy bad for me? Janet Portland Oregon Dear Janet, Plant-based foods are good for lowering your cholesterol and believe to have some benefits to a healthy heart in addition to strengthening bones. This is good news for people with … Continue reading AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

AskNadia: Kidney Anti-Rejection Medication Causing Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Does the anti- rejection medication from a kidney transplant cause diabetes? Joyce T Tiburon CA Dear Joyce, Recipients of a kidney transplant are put on a maintenance anti-rejection drug therapy because the body’s immune system will identify the kidney as a foreign object and send out t cells in droves, to destroy it. … Continue reading AskNadia: Kidney Anti-Rejection Medication Causing Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 1: Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot

North Carolina-born chef Sam Talbot first came to national attention when he placed third in the Season 2 run of Bravo’s Top Chef  TV competition. Sam, who has type 1 diabetes and wears a tubeless OmniPod insulin pump (and also will be blogging tips for managing diabetes at the patient blog Suite D), held the … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot

Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

It’s human to be afraid. As cave people, we scurried for safety at the slightest provocation- scared of wolves, and tigers, and thunderstorms. Even today, we jump when someone comes up behind us unexpectedly. A certain level of fear is healthy. It keeps us alert and aware of a threatening world. But too much fear, … Continue reading Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

Dear Nadia, I am on a low carb diet for my diabetes. My blood sugars are good, but I worry about the nitrates in the meat? Sylvia PA Dear Sylvia, The nitrate food additive is of great concern to many people. To make this issue more complex, you should know that nitrates are not unique … Continue reading AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

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 … Continue reading AskNadia: Five New Year’s Tips

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Don’t be a Turkey on Thanksgiving

I really look forward to Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a great time to spend with family and friends, watch some ballgames on TV and eat. All those wonderful traditional dishes that taste so good are ready for my undivided attention. But for a diabetic, Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit tricky when it comes to … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Don’t be a Turkey on Thanksgiving