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Halloween Diabetes Quiz: Can you count the carbs?

For those who are following a carb-counting diet, test your knowledge of Halloween treats!

Chicken stuffed with basil and vegetables.

Sample Meal Plan for Diabetes Under 1,600 Calories

Aim to eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, and try to keep it as low in fat as possible.

Bowl of oatmeal.

Is Oatmeal Good For A Diabetic Diet?

If you have diabetes, should you increase or eliminate oatmeal from your diabetic diet? And if you should increase it, is there a specific kind you should be eating?

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The Carbohydrate Brain Fuel Myth

Do our brains really need 130 grams of available carbohydrate per day to work properly?

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Weighing In: How can I determine the number of exchanges in combination foods?

Question: What is the best method for calculating diabetic exchanges of mixed foods such as chicken pot pie or vegetable beef soup? Could you please share the steps to this process? Thanks Heather: This can be quite challenging. In fact, many diabete...

Blue corn chips.

Blue Corn Chips: An Important Example of the Glycemic Index

Colored “flatbreads” and chips are healthier – especially for diabetics. This means swapping your white corn tortilla chips for those deep blue ones.

Hull less barley in wood bowl.

Naked Barley: The Best Grain

Naked barley has a pleasant chewy texture and more fiber and nutritional value than pearl barley. You can use it everywhere that you formerly used rice.

Woman shopping for produce.

The Dirty Dozen Foods

When buying produce, should you choose organic?