Diabetes Getting Started Articles

Find the Right Exercise for You

By sloane No Comments

Exercise is important to our overall health, especially if you have diabetes. Yet, just the thought of having to exercise can give some people angst.

How to Stop Those Dreaded Food Cravings

By Jeanette Terry 8 Comments

New research has revealed that high glycemic foods are more likely to cause a response in the brain that triggers hunger and cravings for food.

Start Small: Learning to Carb Count and Follow a Diabetes Meal Plan

By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD 5 Comments

Having diabetes is about choice, consistency and quality of life; thus, you need to like your meal plan!

Why the Food Industry Wants You to Eat Unhealthily

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

Though the food industry bombards us with unhealthy food-like products, there are ways to maintain good diabetes management. Learn more at Diabetic Connect.

Pass Along Good Eating Habits to Your Children

By sloane No Comments

Teach your children healthy eating habits by avoiding foods that are high in fat and calories and low in nutrients.

Can Diabetes Make You Healthier?

By Susan Sloane No Comments

How diabetes can teach you the keys to a healthy lifestyle.

Never Grocery Shop with an Empty Stomach or Low Blood Sugar

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

You've been there, I'm sure. Unloading your grocery cart onto the belt, with a guilty eye you think, "Why did I grocery shop in a state of starvation?"

Diabetes Meal Planning: Where to Begin?

By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD 7 Comments

Diabetes meal planning is about eating real food—just in managed, planned amounts. Learn the tips and tricks to a healthy diabetes diet here.

Protein Is a Key Factor in Diabetic Diets

By Jenilee Matz 11 Comments

When most people hear the phrase “diabetes diet” they think of carbohydrates. But there's another nutrient that's just as critical for your diet....

5 Small Steps to Get Moving

By Jenilee Matz No Comments

These five small steps can help you get moving and improve your overall health.

How to Start a Diabetic Weight-Loss Plan

By Jenilee Matz 5 Comments

Reaching and keeping a healthy weight may improve your blood sugar control. So how do you get started?

How to Start a Diabetes-Friendly Exercise Plan

By Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 4 Comments

Every New Year’s, I make a resolution to exercise regularly. And I doubt I'm alone. So, what happens? How do those good intentions go by the wayside?

Sustain Your Energy, Stave Off Fatigue

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 2 Comments

Fall and winter needn’t be exhausting. By paying attention to crucial details, you can sustain your well-being. Learn some tips to energize the season.

Basic Guidelines for Aerobic Exercise

By Susan Sloane 1 Comment

Always try to put your health first and find time for aerobic exercise. You will be a better parent, spouse and employee if you stay physically fit.

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

By Susan Sloane, CDE, RPh 4 Comments

We know all too well that whether out to dinner or at a party, we have more than just food choices to make. Should I have a drink?

Diabetes-Related Exercise Tips and Guidelines

By Susan B. Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 1 Comment

Exercise is a great way to take care of your body. For you, it can also be a great way to help control blood sugar.