Diet Forum and Discussions

  • Best Halloween Treats

    I'm not one for overindulgence, nor for total restriction. I'm a happy medium guy, all about moderation. I especially love seasonal treats. Halloween is a wonderful time of the year. A few years ago a couple of us at Diabetic Connect made some awesome treats in the office to add some great...

    Chris Clement
    By Chris Clement 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-11-04 14:06:41 -0500
  • Athletes without diabetes finding the benefits of LCHF diet

    I have done 2 hour plus cycling workouts on 3 tablespoons of peanut butter without any hypo problems. It really seems that once you get off the carbo band wagon the body gets better and better at burning fat. This following article suggests that it gets better at burning body fat as well as...

    By Luis65 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-08-14 10:59:02 -0500
  • Set yourself up for New Year’s success

    Knowledge is power. Write down five things about diet, exercise, your diabetes, or your body that you want to know more about. Share these with the community and then go out and inform yourself! Let us know the interesting pieces of information you discover that will help you live healthier.

    By abbeysue 0 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-01 15:50:10 -0600
  • finding solutions for healthy eating on a budget

    I was just reading online about a study that showed that many people living with diabetes demonstrated financial stress associated the costs of not only medications and diabetes supplies but also the food that is required for a healthy diet. I agree with this 100%. setting the costs of all...

    Jeanette Terry
    By Jeanette Terry 16 Replies Latest Reply 2016-06-11 16:24:37 -0500
  • plant based treatments

    I found this interesting article about several plant based foods that have been reported to help reduce blood sugar. I was just wondering if anyone here has tried any of the listed plants in the article and if they actually help control blood...

    Jeanette Terry
    By Jeanette Terry 10 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-12 19:52:51 -0500
  • Putting Exercise Labels on Food

    Public health officials in the UK are discussing the idea of labeling foods with the amount of exercise in minutes it would take to burn that food off. There would be icons (swimming, biking, and running) on the bottom of food packaging with the corresponding minutes next to each exercise....

    By aleahk 17 Replies Latest Reply 2016-04-23 23:47:26 -0500
  • Paleo Diet??

    I'd like to know if anyone has personal experience with using the Paleo diet as a means to manage their Diabetes? I've read many contradicting articles online. Please and Thanks!

    By Anonymous 21 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 00:21:43 -0600
  • Article: "The Diet of the 1980s May Be Why Americans Are So Fat Today"

    I wonder if my increased exposure to and understanding of this idea has led to my noticing all these articles recently -- a sort of increased sensitivity to the topic -- but here is yet another column from TakePart (via Yahoo!) on how the low-fat recommendations of the 1980s contributed to the...

    By Beckett 23 Replies Latest Reply 2016-01-07 06:51:39 -0600
  • High Protein - Low Carb

    My doctor has me on 50 units of Lantus per day and it's not helping. Thing is I've noticed that I function better when I have plenty of protein and few carbs. I really can't afford insulin so I'm rather desperate to figure out a viable plan for controlling my blood sugar with diet. I've done some...

    The Ragtag Menagerie
    By The Ragtag Menagerie 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-12-22 08:58:41 -0600
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  • What is "healthy" to you?

    A couple recent posts recalled something from a while back. It’s story time. Hey, I know you all need a little break. About 8 months ago I was on a working business trip about six hours out of town with a colleague. The last day was a long one, it was late and we were hungry. We had only...

    By Nick1962 35 Replies Latest Reply 2015-11-23 22:59:39 -0600
  • Fasting, It is Working for Me .

    I Have come a long way on completely turning around my life. What I have learned on this site and from other sites with studies and results behind it. Here on DC there are people who do intermittent Fasting and have had results. Of course I have had to strictly follow a diet that gets rid of all...

    By WASHED OUT 15 Replies Latest Reply 2015-10-14 22:17:39 -0500
  • The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

    I love this title and it is the heading of a program that my husband found on Facebook. Since he is in a wheelchair, he is always looking for things that are more geared for his limitations. I see so many members here who don't only have diabetes, but have some other limitations that make their...

    By GabbyPA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2015-09-18 08:03:30 -0500
  • 20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

    anything with eggplant and/or portobello's gets my attention: some drool-worthy ideas Enjoy Steve

    By haoleboy 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-02-18 14:20:54 -0600
  • Proper diet for 1 type.

    Do you know sb or something that could help me set up diet and my activities in live to get better with my sugar ? I am registered to gym where I have whole swimming pool complex. I had time to work out almost everyday. Also I think I would like to put more time on brain exercise such memory...

    By Rafał 3 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-01 23:26:56 -0500
  • Feeling guilty :(

    Hey DC family, I did something last night for dinner (it was my birthday) I know, I know it should not be an excuse but my family took me out for a mexican restraunt and I ordered....2 soft tacos (flour tortilla) some refried beans on the side and of course I ate some chips with salsa ...sigh!!!...

    By sugarbaby07 23 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-24 16:06:03 -0500
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  • Cheat days?

    I was just wondering if type 2 diabetics on diet controlled ever have "cheat days" where they consume one of their old favorite foods( in moderation of course). I find it very hard for me when all my family comes over for a special occasion and food is everywhere and I can only eat the salad :(...

    By sugarbaby07 8 Replies Latest Reply 2013-11-05 12:47:41 -0600
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