Holiday Overeating with Diabetes

July 3, 2013 / No Comments

Ahhhh…fireworks, family, picnics, barbeques. Fourth of July is upon us. And like any other holiday or special occasion, the risk of overeating increases proportionally to the amount of food available. In the past, I’ve written about how to prevent overeating during the holidays, but w...

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Where Do I Invest My Energy?

June 6, 2013 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Recently, a client came to see me and our conversation centered on the concept of ‘Where Do I Invest My Energy?‘ (from chapter 21 of  Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabete...

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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)

May 10, 2013 / No Comments

By Michelle May, MD and Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE authors of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Do you know what your blood sugar range should be? If you are not sure, ask your health care provider to establish a target range for your blood sugar. One size does not fit al...

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How to Manage Triggers for Overeating with Diabetes

April 28, 2013 / No Comments

By Michelle May MD, co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Our environment is loaded with triggers for eating when we’re not really hungry and for continuing to eat past the point of satiety – wreaking havok on your blood sugar control! Learning to recognize t...

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Experimenting with Food and Blood Sugar

March 31, 2013 / No Comments

The purpose of meal planning is to help lower your blood sugar after meals. To determine if your dietary changes are successful, consider conducting an experiment. The purpose of this experiment is to help you figure out how different types and amounts of food affect your blood sugar. For this ex...

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When Is the Best Time to Eat with Diabetes?

March 11, 2013 / No Comments

By Michelle May, MD and Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE authors of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes If you have diabetes you may have heard that you need to eat on a rigid schedule. That may have been true 10, 20 or 30 years ago when medication options were limited. ...

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How Does Mindful Eating Help?

February 18, 2013 / No Comments

By Michelle May, MD and Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD., CDE, authors of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes There is no simple formula for managing diabetes, but mindfulness can help you stop the downward spiral of overeating, inactivity, elevated blood sugars, fatigue, and worsenin...

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Don’t Like Your Results? Change Your Mind

January 27, 2013 / No Comments

You become what you think. If you’re not getting the results you want, ask yourself what you were thinking first. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you have a mental tape running constantly that affects your moods and ultimately, your behavior. When these thoughts are negative, outda...

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Results, Not Resolutions

January 4, 2013 / No Comments

On New Years day, millions of people resolved to lose weight. I hope you weren't one of them. You may be thinking, "What? Don't resolve to lose weight? But it's a tradition! I do it every year!"

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Understanding Insulin Resistance

November 30, 2012 / 1 Comment

By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, R.D, CDE, Co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes   While the cause is not fully understood, Type 2 diabetes results from a series of problems. The first problem is insulin resistance. Just as it sounds, the fat, muscle and liver cells resist the...

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