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Diabetic Diet Tips from Experts

Patients with Pre-diabetes Benefit from Early Diagnosis and Intervention

Shay Morrigan | May 13th, 2013
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According to the American Diabetes Association, 79 million people had pre diabetes in 2011. Considered a warning sign for type 2 diabetes, pre diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as full-blown diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that patients with prediabetes who fail to make lifestyle changes to turn their health around are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within five years. They… Read more »

Artificial Sweeteners—Good or Bad for Diabetics?

Shay Morrigan | April 29th, 2013

Do diabetic diet guidelines allow the use of artificial sweeteners? Most health experts say, “yes,” because on the whole, artificial sweeteners don’t raise blood glucose levels. There are some concerns, however, that they can potentially contribute to weight gain. Some studies have indicated that diet sodas, for example, can actually increase risk of getting type 2 diabetes in the first place. As Dr. Michael Kaplan, Chief Medical Officer of The Center for Medical Weight Loss, one of the largest networks of weight loss… Read more »

Manage Diabetes with a Diabetic Exchange List

Neil Donaghy | April 26th, 2013

There is no single, catch-all ‘diabetic diet plan‘, because each patient has differing factors at play. Lifestyle, body weight, health issues, age, sex, ethnicity – all of these components influence the way diabetics should manage their condition. One way in which patients can narrow down the broader guidelines for managing diabetes is to use a diabetic exchange list. Generally speaking, healthy diabetes diets are rich in nutrients and low in fat and sugar calories. The aim is to keep blood sugar levels within a… Read more »

7-Day Diabetes Diet Plan Suggestions

Ava Lawson | April 22nd, 2013
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Sticking to a diabetes diet plan can be challenging at times, but if you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, choosing foods that keep your blood sugar levels in check is of utmost importance. With a combination of nutritious foods, portion control, and regular mealtimes, diabetics can avoid risks of complications associated with fluctuating blood glucose levels. “It’s critical that people with diabetes pay attention to their diet,” explains Dr. Michael Kaplan, Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Medical Weight Loss. Operating… Read more »

Studies Show Nuts Can Help Control Blood Sugar

Shay Morrigan | April 19th, 2013
team of doctors

Recent research reviewing the results of 20 studies confirms that a change in diet can help lower blood sugar and promote weight loss in people with diabetes. This re-affirms the position that many physicians, including Dr. Michael Kaplan, founder of The Center for Medical Weight Loss, have promoted in recent years. Dr. Kaplan’s weight loss program is based on the idea that smart, personalized diet and exercise plans help not only manage diabetes, but in some cases, reduce or even eliminate a patient’s reliance… Read more »