Are you wearing red? Today is the day we raise awareness about woman and heart disease by wearing red and offering ways to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of women AND people with diabetes are at a 2-4 times higher risk. Yikes!
Let’s do what we can to lower our risk:
❤️Choose foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.
❤️Add higher fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts seeds, and whole grains
❤️Choose fish, poultry without the skin and lower fat dairy while limiting meats. If you do choose meat, choose the leanest cuts.
❤️Place 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of aerobic activity on your schedule each week.
All of these suggestions are both heart healthy and diabetes friendly.
It’s national sweetpotato month! I’ll be sharing a lot of information throughout the month about this nutrition powerhouse food that can be included with your meals all year long. Please follow along. Link to video is in my bio ( click on linktr.ee/TobySmithson) and look under YouTube.
6 month old Clark, just finished eating his dinner and clanking around his food bowl used as a toy. He found me and posed for this photo. What would the caption be?
#englishspringerspaniel #englishspringerspanielpuppy @springerrescueamerica #mealtime...
Are you wondering which eating plan is best for diabetes? I feel honored to be on the expert panel for rating best diets for US News. Here’s the link to my deeper dive into what we are looking for with a best eating plan for people with diabetes. @usnews #diabetes #eatingplan #bestdiet #bestdietplan #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #type1 #type2 #dash #dashdiet #mediterraneandiet #flexitariandiet #flexitarian
A different type of crime was committed on the last episode of Will Trent. Crime… misinformation about diabetes.
It was revealed on this episode that one of the detectives had diabetes. She had been fainting and kept quiet why she felt that way. Then… as she was feeling faint again, she opened up to Will Trent ( well he also “detected” she must have diabetes). BUT… when you are at the point of feeling faint, you can’t just sit down and have an in depth convo and you certainly are not supposed to take an injection of insulin. Feeling faint is associated with hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. And what about that injection that Will Trent “wanted to help the detective out with”??? No thank you. Please don’t jab me or anyone else with insulin- it’s supposed to be given subcutaneously… no need to jab.
Did anyone else see this episode?
@willtrentabc #diabetesawareness #diabetesmisinformation #diabetes #diabetesfacts #diabeteseducator...
Inspiration as you start the new week: Be proud of your accomplishments.
Our 6 month old puppy has now learned not to take my shoes nor clothes out of my closet. Big win and feeling proud!
@springerrescueamerica #englishspringerspanielpuppy #inspiration #growingup...
Celebrating National Oatmeal Month with a serving of cooked oats this morning. But I forgot to add protein to my breakfast so my blood sugar spiked 😳
Diabetes friendly reminder to add a source of protein when you eat your oats. 😄
What’s your favorite protein to add when eating oats??
Attention people with diabetes ( or anyone else experiencing stressful moments)… here’s an idea on how to reduce your stress- participate in a Tea Meditation! Here’s how to do it:
1. Brew your favorite tea
2. Hold the very warm cup for a couple minutes as you slow down your stressful thoughts.
3. Smell the wonderful aroma of your tea.
4. Sip your tea slowly and reverently even.
Wow! It’s a great practice of self care. Drinking tea mindfully. 🙌 Has anyone done this before?
TY @diabetessangha for introducing me to this type of meditation.
#stressrelief #stressmanagement #tea #freshbrewedtea #mindfulness...
What’s for dinner? I’m eating this meal two nights in a row because I love it so much! Plant based meal that is only 35 grams of carb. Can make this lower carb if you don’t use the breaded cutlet. Did you see the grams of protein and fiber? 🙌
If you are looking for quick meal prep plant based ideas, this is it 👏
@meatifoods #plantbased #mealideas #diabetes #diabetesfriendly #diabetesfood #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #quickmeals...
When managing diabetes or pre-diabetes, weight loss is recommended to help increase insulin sensitivity and improve beta cell function. I’m sharing some tips in my latest YouTube video on how to cut 100 calories ( or more) without feeling like you are missing out. Link to video in my bio.
#diabetes #prediabetes #diabetes2 #diabetes1 #weightlosstips #diabetesmanagement #loseweight...
There's no one diet that’s best for everyone. That is why it is important to understand the nuances of each diet. As a panelist for U.S. News & World Report’s #BestDiets, I provided insight into each of the ranked diets. @usnews #diabetesdiet #eatingplan #rdapproved #whattoeat #healthyeating
Winter has officially begun! Do you find yourself feeling more hungry at this cold time if the year? Plus the wintery forecast leaves you limited to outdoor exercise options. I’m sharing a couple ideas for snacks that aren’t high in calories nor carbs but will curb that hunger. Please share some of your favorite tips below to add to my list. #winterhunger #hungry #diabetes #type1diabetes #type1 #type2diabetes #type2 #snackideas #lowcarb #lowcaloriesnack #lowcarbsnack #bloodsugarbalance @superseedzofficial #popcorn #chaitealatte...
For many of us, the holiday season can get stressful. For all the parents of young children OR puppies, you will understand this. Yes, I was in the middle of cooking for a holiday party when this was happening.
I hope this reel brings you joy, laughter and big smiles. #stress #puppylove @springerrescueamerica #englishspringerspaniel #englishspringerspanielpuppy #stressrelief...
Ohhh sooo good! This recipe is a winner on 2 fronts: 1) our friends loved eating these latkes ( potato pancakes) and 2) this was a healthier version of the traditional potato pancake because it replaced white potato with sweetpotato (yes it’s spelled as one word) and they were baked using a little oil, unlike frying the the potato pancakes. Extra bonus especially for people with diabetes or people that like to reduce waste… I used the whole sweetpotato- using the skin of this potato has been shown to improve its glycemic index ( rise in blood sugar after eating a food).
Do you find yourself hungrier when the weather gets colder? I find that I do- even when it’s not that cold here! But it’s December and cooler weather is here. Check out my tips for a way to get more food on your plate to fill your hunger. #diabetes #diabetesmanagement #type1diabetes #type1 #type1warrior #lowcaloriemeals #lowcarbmeals #fiber #mealideas #diabetesfriendly #winterhunger #eggenthusiast #eggs...
Enrolled in a class given by Eliza Pinckney ( reenactment) who developed and brought Indigo Blue dye here to South Carolina. I took photos of the Indigo plant with the seeds ( they look like very tiny bananas) that are used to make the dye.
Creating ( tie dye shirts) was sooo much fun, exciting and relaxing. #funday #indigoblue #southcarolina @dimmosher @coastaldiscoverymuseum...