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May 15 2013
Finding Time for Exercise
A couple months ago I was on the phone with my sister. She was telling me about her job, her personal life, and how she started an exercise regimen. When she told me she started exercising before work I almost dropped the phone! My sister is no...
May 14 2013
Spring Cleaning: From the Inside Out
The temperature is warming up and the flowers are blooming, which only means one thing - spring is in the air! With spring, comes spring cleaning. Not just cleaning up your home, but also cleaning up your eating habits and overall lifestyle. Af...
Apr 30 2013
Protecting Your Endothelium
When we look at an organ of the body, like the stomach, we see something with borders and shape. But the skin is also an organ. It spreads all over the body to cover everything and protect us from the environment. The skin from the scalp to the...
Mar 19 2013
Celebrate National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. It’s important for everyone, whether you have diabetes or not, to have a healthy, well-balanced diet. Think of diet as a lifestyle, or a manner of living. It’s ideal to fuel your body with nutrient dense foods...
Jan 22 2013
New Year, New You
The holidays have come and gone and it’s already 2013! If you’re like my sister and me, you feel a little sad after the holidays wrap up. We love holiday music, festive lights, and all the social gatherings. When it’s all over it feels like a litt...
Jan 07 2013
When we talk about diabetes, technology inevitably pops into the conversation. Many diabetes management tools come in the form of a high tech or low tech gadget: meters, pumps, continuous glucose monitors, apps—even some insulin pens have bells ...
Dec 23 2012
The Dos and Dont's of The Holidays
The holidays are officially upon us. Between traveling, spending time with the in-laws, shopping, and cooking, stress levels can easily rise. Do you find that you overeat when you’re stressed out? Do you tend to not exercise as much over the holid...
Dec 11 2012
What Does the Future Hold for Diabetes?
I recently read a blog on the homepage of a site developed by the parents of a child with Type 1 diabetes. In it the parent sent out a plea for healthcare professionals not to “promise cures with a time goal.” I believe they are correct in aski...
Dec 05 2012
Knowledge is a Tool
When I was home for Thanksgiving a friend of mine took me to her Zumba class. She introduced me to a bunch of her friends. One of the ladies in class asked me what I do for a living. I proceeded to explain that I’m a dietitian who specializes ...
Nov 30 2012
Pass the Carrots, Please!
If I had a nickel for all the times a patient asked me this question, I’d have a whole lot of nickels:“Carrots are really sweet; I can’t eat those if I have diabetes, right?” Somehow along the way, carrots got the awful reputation as the “b...