Diabetes and Anemia: What You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ll need to have your blood checked regularly for anemia. It’s common for people with diabetes to also end up with this blood condition. It happens when your body’s red blood cells can’t deliver as much oxygen as your body needs. If you spot anemia early on, you can better...

The Link Between Salt and Diabetes

You're likelier to have high blood pressure if you have diabetes. Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure, too. So your doctor or dietitian may ask you to limit or avoid these high-salt foods: Salt and seasoned salt (or salt seasonings) Boxed mixes of potatoes, rice, or pasta Canned Meats Canned soups and vegetables (with sodium) ...

The Ways My Little Dog, Noodle, Helped Me With My Diabetes

Our darling mini-schnauzer, Noodle Rush, passed away last week. Noodle was more than my first dog; she was my partner in diabetes care. Named after one of my favorite carbohydrates, from her very first snuffle into our lives she began to train me with regular walks and daily rituals that kept my sugars low and...

Tired of Backsliding Into Bad Habits? This Mindset May Be to Blame

Managing diabetes can feel like riding a roller coaster. Sometimes, you feel confident that you’re on your way to perfecting your blood sugar-management techniques – your numbers are holding steady and slowly improving. Other times it might feel as if you are in a downward spiral –  eating what you know you shouldn’t, avoiding exercise,...

5 Food Hacks for Diabetes

When I’m working with clients who are trying to better manage their diabetes, one of the main points I try to drive home is that all foods can fit. It is possible to satisfy your cravings for your favorite comfort foods while keeping blood glucose levels stable and getting the nutrients you need. One...