Is Butter Bad? Is Margarine Better?

February 2, 2012 / 1 Comment

By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD, CDE and Michelle May, M.D. Authors of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes “Should I eat margarine instead of butter-even if I don’t like it?” “Is butter bad?” “I’m confused by all of the choices when I shop fo...

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Mindful Eating and Adding Specific Nutrients

January 10, 2012 / 2 Comments

Okay, so maybe you already know that your diet could use some help. The reason your diet is a bit lackluster is often complex. However, the following are the three most common explanations that clients share with me. Lack of awareness. You may not really know what to eat, or maybe you simply forg...

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Successful New You Resolutions in Ten Strategic Steps

December 26, 2011 / No Comments

Want a new you? Whether you are setting health goals, personal goals, or professional goals, the key to successful New Year’s Resolutions is to create a strategic plan. The following steps will guide you through the goal setting and achievement process. The Goal Setting Process Assess Your ...

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Guilt: An actual email exchange about blood glucose monitoring

December 15, 2011 / No Comments

 By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE I got an email today from Will, my 52-year-old patient who started on insulin last week. One evening he made a note that he “ate really bad stuff.” This was followed by a comment on the morning blood glucose reading: “Remember… I ate r...

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Handling Holiday Eating and Stress: A Recipe for Success

December 7, 2011 / 4 Comments

By Michelle May, M.D. The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when you are trying to manage your diabetes and holiday eating in the face of all the busy-ness, stress, and food! By undertanding the ingredients that set you up for overeating, you can create the perfect recipe for success a...

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Duck Your Cravings: Let ’em float right by!

November 4, 2011 / 3 Comments

The holiday season officially began with Halloween and will continue right through Valentine’s Day! For many people with diabetes, this season is associated with food cravings that can feel overwhelming at times. Many people find that the more they try to resist their cravings, the stronger...

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Weight Loss and Diabetes

October 19, 2011 / 2 Comments

A nurse-colleague told me about her recent diabetes diagnosis.  Then she added, “So I decided that I am going to lose 50 pounds.” I could see the excitement in her face switch to a sense of worry in her eyes the moment she asked me, “Do you think that is a good idea?” Many...

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Don’t Measure Your Self-Worth

September 27, 2011 / No Comments

While sexism and racism have slowly declined, weightism is on the rise. While it is just as harmful, weight bias is somehow seen as justifiable – or worse, helpful. Those with medical conditions like diabetes may be particularly vulnerable to stigma related to their weight from employers, h...

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Enjoying the Taste of Healthy Food

September 9, 2011 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD., CDE Have you ever wondered if you could enjoy eating healthy foods? So many of my clients tell me, “Oh, I don’t like that!” and when I try to learn why by asking, “What don’t you like about this food?” they often get a puzzled l...

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Diabetes and Mindful Eating Resources for Health Professionals

August 24, 2011 / No Comments

Use these handouts to share mindful eating concepts with your patients with prediabetes or diabetes (from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes)  available from your local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble:  The Mindful Eating Cycle Patient Education Handout: Download Diabet...

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