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Say Good Morning to Diabetes

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND – When you wake up with diabetes, you start your day with a few extra things on your to-do list: medications, finger sticks, balancing exercise and meal timing, and perhaps hypoglycemia prevention and so much more. But each morning is an opportunity...

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Importance of Clear Nutrition Information for Diabetes Management:...

While some people ignore or merely glance at the nutrition information on food and beverage packaging, others closely review the label for carbohydrate information if they are on a certain low-carb diet and want to lose a few pounds. However, for those with type I or type II diabetes, the...

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Fiber and Diabetes Awareness Month: How Fiber is...

By: Keri Peterson, MD — If you suffer from diabetes, you likely have had to make some changes in your lifestyle. Exercising more often and watching your diet are cornerstones of managing your blood sugar levels. Learning about carbohydrates and how much of them you get in your diet are...

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Allulose: A Sweet New Tool for Diabetes Management

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- There’s no debating it: Diabetes is a serious and growing national health concern. Nearly 30 million people (9.3% of the U.S. population) have diabetes, and 86 million (more than 1 out of 3 adults) have prediabetes. I’ve been a certified diabetes educator...

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What Two Doctors Had to Say about Moms-to-Be...

By: Keri Peterson, MD and Keith T. Ayoob, Ed.D. -- With research reports of pregnant women with gestational diabetes and the possible impact their diet has on their children, the Calorie Control Council caught up with two of its advisors. Keri Peterson, MD  a New York City (NYC)-based physician in...

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Understanding the Glycemic Index

By: Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  —  When it comes to caloric sweeteners, the most important rule of thumb is moderation (the amount you consume), even for those with diabetes. You may have heard or read about diets using foods that have a low glycemic index (GI), and wondered what...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.