Take Control of Diabetes

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- According to the WHO, currently 422 million people in the world have diabetes. What’s more staggering is that the WHO projects that number is likely to double in the next 20 years. In 2012, official numbers from a WHO report suggested that 1.5 million...

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Diabetes Myth Busting: Snacks are a Must

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- Myth: People with diabetes must eat snacks two or three times daily. Real deal: Snacks are optional for most people with diabetes. Let’s crush some snack-related anxiety. Snacks are not required for most people, even those with diabetes. If you like them...

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Diabetes and Low-Calorie Sweeteners

Whether you are managing type 1 diabetes (when your body is not producing insulin) or type 2 diabetes (when your body produces insufficient amounts of insulin or insulin that does not function correctly), managing blood glucose levels is critical. Careful planning includes considering meals, snacks, and physical activity since they...

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Managing Diabetes during the Holidays with Artificial Sweeteners

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- With the Holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect time to focus on food and beverage choices especially if you struggle with diabetes or prediabetes. November is Diabetes Month and according to the American Diabetes Association, there are nearly 30...

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Managing Diabetes With Help From Stevia

 By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Diet and exercise are important lines of defense when it comes to maintaining good health with diabetes. Making the needed changes to your diet can feel overwhelming when you first receive your diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes, and many people mistakenly believe they have...

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3 Ways for People with Diabetes to Trim...

Who doesn’t love a sugary beverage or sweetened oatmeal now and then! Unfortunately, for someone with diabetes, the extra carbohydrates from the sugar may be the difference between a healthy blood sugar level and a sugar spike. But there’s good news: “Swapping full sugar for low calorie sweeteners can reduce...

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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.