Eating For Two with Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy can bring joy and happiness as mom welcomes a new baby into the world. For some women, though, pregnancy can also bring on gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease in which your body cannot properly control the amount of sugar, known as glucose, in your blood.  (If you...

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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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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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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.