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FROZEN GRAPES

First off, a bit of history. Grapes were introduced to America by the Spanish explorers about three centuries ago. Grapes are berries, with the leathery covering and a fleshy inside. There are more than 8K of the different grape varieties. … Continue reading

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Tootsie Roll celebration

About a week ago I went on my biannual constitutional to see my PCP, mostly for the medication refills. He of course ordered a blood work that produced A1C of 6.2 meaning that my T2D is under control according to … Continue reading

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Diabetes Misconceptions by Huffington Post

Another day I was browsing and came across this article published on the Huffington Post website, further called HP for short. It was written by a New York podiatrist and adds to the misconceptions that abound already. I guess when … Continue reading

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Lunchtime. Zucchini omelet.

Here comes zucchini omelet that I had for a lunch earlier today. It doesn’t require much of the ingredients, just good old plain zucchini and eggs, sprinkled with salt and pepper to taste; I used garlic salt. The key is … Continue reading

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A Quarter Cup of an Ice Cream

Earlier today I went to do grocery shopping and somehow have ended up in the frozen food isle. There I was looking for a small size ice cream as I eat it only once in a blue moon, a quarter … Continue reading

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Order in which food is eaten may affect postprandial blood sugar

Diabetes Self-Management reports a study done at the Cornell Medical College.  The researchers picked 11 overweight people with type 2 diabetes who were on Metformin. On 2 separate days a week apart, the participants were given a meal of vegetables, … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Diabetic diet is bland and this is to put it nicely.  I of course stick to it and try to do the right thing to keep my BG numbers at bay.  Still miss the good old pre-diabetes days. Then I … Continue reading

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Diabetes Sick Days

Most everyone gets sick once in a while; it’s not uncommon to get a cold or flu or another illness.  However when you have diabetes, your body sees a sickness as a form of a stress and releases hormones to … Continue reading

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Meal Planning for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic Diet – is there such a thing? Oftentimes, when people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.  Diet sounds almost like a swear word.  Oh no, another chronic condition on my … Continue reading

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What affects blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar level is influenced by a vast number of causes.  Food is one of them, including how much, how often and a combination of the different kinds of food; physical activity, hormone levels, to name a few. The whole idea … Continue reading

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