Managing Diabetes On The Road: Part 1

Managing Diabetes On The Road: Part 1

Travel Tips
We love answering questions from our readers! This is a three part series that covers what healthy foods are great to bring along on a trip, how to store those foods to stay fresh and how to make sure there’s as little waste as possible, and how to do all of it on a tight budget. These tips can also be used for those who need to prepare food for a typical day at work. Here’s the question: “My husband is a diabetic and we both drive semi trucks; we bring meals we make at home but we still eat sandwiches as we drive. Is there any way to cut back on the bread and processed meats?” I’ll start by saying you’re on the right track by bringing your own meals…
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How The Glycemic Index Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

How The Glycemic Index Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

Managing Blood Sugar Levels
The Glycemic Index (GI) is an extremely important tool to have in your toolbox when looking to control and maintain your blood sugar levels and the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. It helps you see what you are eating in simple numerical terms, and when combined with a second number, the Glycemic Load (GL), you can fine tune your meal choices to keep your blood sugar at healthy levels and reduce blood sugar spikes. Let’s take a look at what these numbers really mean and how you can use them to take control of your diabetes. What Is the Glycemic Index? Dr. David Jenkins, together with Dr. Thomas Wolever and Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, conceived the Glycemic Index (GI) in 1979. The GI breakthrough was the outcome of research conducted at…
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7 Ways to Eat Better on a Budget to Manage Your Diabetes

7 Ways to Eat Better on a Budget to Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes Food Tips
One of the biggest concerns we hear is that people are afraid that they cannot afford the healthy foods required to improve their diet and manage their diabetes properly. Yes, at first glance it may seem that healthy produce is more expensive than unhealthy packaged foods. However, there are several shortcuts you can take advantage of for getting all the healthy food you need for even less than you are paying for groceries now! Read the tips below to find out how you can create delicious diabetic-friendly recipes on a budget. 1. Buy What's in Season Fruits and vegetables are always cheaper when they are in season, so arrange your weekly meal plan accordingly. In the summer time there is always a bounty of beautiful and fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s easier to…
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