Easy Swap: Anything but white rice!

Being diabetic, watching my carbohydrate intake is necessary. I don’t cut carbs completely, but reduce them significantly by looking for healthier substitutions. I have a significant blood sugar spike when I eat rice, potatoes, or pasta. So much so, that I become exhausted to the point that I almost can’t function, my focus becomes fuzzy,…

Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

Chocolate Covered Cherries Smoothie

Sometimes I miss my favourite ice cream flavour – Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia — black cherry and vanilla. Oh, wow, is it good. BUT, since it’s not a choice for a diabetic or someone whose completely lactose intolerant, I had to find another way. I have found that with a little imagination, I can…

Getting a Handle on Type 2 Diabetes – Part 3

I am not a doctor, or a diabetes specialist. I am learning about being diabetic as a recently diagnosed person. Please always check with your doctor before adapting any information to your personal situation. And the final installment – the third lesson from my appointment with a Diabetes specialist. If you are diabetic and haven’t…

Getting a Handle on Type 2 Diabetes – Part 2

I am not a doctor, or a diabetes specialist. I am learning about being diabetic as a recently diagnosed person. Please always check with your doctor before adapting any information to your personal situation. Continuing from my last post, here is the second lesson I learned of the top three things from my meeting with…

Getting a Handle on Type 2 Diabetes — Part 1

I am not a doctor, or a diabetes specialist. I am learning about being diabetic as a recently diagnosed person. Please always check with your doctor before adapting any information to your personal situation. What’s right for me, may not be what’s right for you. I met with a diabetes specialist last week. If you…