Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Still Isn't Easy
Diabetes Still Isn't Easy

FDI is dedicated to diabetes education, nutritional counseling, and wellness programming.

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  • May 15 2013

    Finding Time for Exercise

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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...

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  • May 14 2013

    Spring Cleaning: From the Inside Out

    By Shelley Wishnick

    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...

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  • Apr 30 2013

    Protecting Your Endothelium

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    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...

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  • Mar 19 2013

    Celebrate National Nutrition Month

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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...

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  • Jan 22 2013

    New Year, New You

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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...

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  • Jan 07 2013

    Diabetes Dinosaurs

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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 ...

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  • Dec 23 2012

    The Dos and Dont's of The Holidays

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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...

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  • Dec 11 2012

    What Does the Future Hold for Diabetes?

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    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...

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  • Dec 05 2012

    Knowledge is a Tool

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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 ...

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  • Nov 30 2012

    Pass the Carrots, Please!

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    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...

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