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Breaking down the negative impacts of weight stigma.

On Nutrition Next week is Weight Stigma Awareness Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 2), and if there was ever a year to be aware of the physical and mental health impacts of weight stigma, it’s 2020. There’s so much hand-wringing about the association between “obesity” and elevated COVID-19 risk, despite the fact that there’s no […]

Insulin Basics

There are different types of insulin depending on how quickly they work, when they peak, and how long they last. Insulin is available in different strengths; the most common is U-100. All insulin available in the United States is manufactured in a laboratory, but animal insulin can still be imported for personal use. Inside the pancreas, the hormone insulin is […]

Influence of cinnamon on glycemic control

A recent randomized clinical trial published in July in the Journal of Endocrine Society found that 500mg #cinnamon supplementation (300mg cinnamon extract + 200mg Cinnamomum burmannii powder), 3x per day, for 12 weeks improved glucose control in a small sample of adults with pre-diabetes. From a similar baseline of fasting plasma glucose (FPG), FPG rose […]

The Evidence for the Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Diabetes Management

Numerous advances in diabetes management and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for individuals with diabetes make this an exciting time. Historically, a challenge to proving the benefit of MNT has been the lack of clinical and behavioral research. In recent years, however, evidence-based outcomes research that documents the clinical effectiveness of MNT in diabetes has been […]

How an RDN can help with Diabetes

Diabetes affects the body’s ability to make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose (sugar) in the blood. Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is key to managing diabetes. Choosing nutritious foods and watching portion sizes can help you control blood sugar levels. And, a registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help […]

Can you eat fruit if you have diabetes?

Fragrant, fuzzy peaches. Juicy watermelon. Tart berries. There’s nothing like fresh-picked fruits available at a farmers market or produce stand near you. If you have diabetes, you might be a little wary of nature’s candy. “But don’t be scared of fruit,” says dietitian Kim Pierce, RD. Here are 10 things to know about making fruit […]

Survey reveals how hypoglycemia is referred to, treated in real world

People with diabetes reported identifying and treating “low” and “hypo” at relatively high blood glucose levels, and that symptoms of hypoglycemia changed over time, according to survey results. “Compared to published hypoglycemia categories, people living with diabetes who responded to our survey reported they treat, feel and worry about hypoglycemia at higher levels, and they […]

Folate Supplementation Linked To Reduced Risk Of Diabetes

Recent research has reported that proper dietary Intake of folate in young adulthood to be inversely associated with diabetes incidence in midlife among Americans. Researchers have published the findings in Diabetes Care. A recommendation supported by the American Diabetes Association is for women with preexisting diabetes to consume 400 micrograms of folic acid daily if […]

Carbs are bad…

A diabetes educator clarifies information and myths about carbohydrates. Here are her 3 steps to managing your carb intake.  So, you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Somehow, everyone becomes an expert and begins telling you that carbohydrates (carbs) are the devil and that they ‘should be avoided’. At least that is what you think […]