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5 Delightful Foods to Nourish Your Holiday Season

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES This holiday season, sink your teeth into some of the delightful foods that nature has made available with the season change. They provide different textures, bright colors, crunch, and an array of flavors. These antioxidant-filled foods fit nicely into a healthy eating pattern for diabetes Continue Reading

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Managing Your Health as You Celebrate the Holidays

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES Managing your health through the holidays can be done with a few mindful approaches. No matter your beliefs, you can enjoy every bite you take, whether it’s from the dinner table or from that box of chocolates you keep staring at on the kitchen counter. Continue Reading

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Good Carbs for People with Diabetes

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES You wish you could eat carbs, but you have heard they are bad for you. What if you looked at carbs differently? What if you looked at the right ones and recognized them as the wholesome, antioxidant-filled foods they are for us? Not eating enough Continue Reading

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Nuts and More Nuts: Which Are Best For You?

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES Nuts are not just for squirrels; we have gone nuts over their excellent taste too. The crunchy bites furnish healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and supply fiber in each serving. And more than this, nuts have been shown to aid with heart protection which is Continue Reading

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Averting the Carb Attack

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES You are ready to eat every carb in sight! You told yourself that you wouldn’t eat carbs again, yet, here you are, fighting that urge to overeat. If this sounds familiar, examine how you might be getting yourself in this situation. You can stop yourself Continue Reading

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Keeping the Blood Sugar Spikes Away

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES A fast rise in your blood sugar can occur for many reasons. But the spikes that happen after eating can be managed, leaving you in more control of your day. What causes a blood sugar spike? A blood sugar spike after eating can result from Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Preventing Dehydration

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES When you have diabetes and your blood sugar goes above a healthy range, your kidneys filter and remove the excess sugar. In the process, you start to lose too much water and feel thirsty. Your response? You drink more. It’s a vicious cycle until your Continue Reading

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How to Get Back on Track with My Eating

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES You did it again. You overate. You sometimes wish that you didn’t attend events because you always eat more than you wanted, and then you are annoyed and disappointed with yourself for the next few days. You can get back on track and prevent future Continue Reading

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What to Eat When You Don’t Like the Most Important Meal of the Day

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES Breakfast is the first meal we eat in a day. Many think that breakfast involves sitting down for eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, toast, bagels, or biscuits. That is not so. Breakfast is whatever you choose to put into your mouth. That includes leftover pizza! Why Continue Reading

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Controlling the Urge to Raid the Fridge

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES You are in front of your open fridge, ready to eat everything in sight! How do you stop yourself from overeating, especially the carbs? What drove you to the fridge? Before you grab anything, ask yourself if it is your mood that has landed you Continue Reading

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