Managing diabetes effectively has many day to day responsibilities. But the New Year is a perfect time to make a resolution about scheduling two very important doctor visit — one for the feet and one for the eyes. An annual foot exam can catch the first signs of diabetic neuropathy early, and a diabetic eye exam can look for potential complications with vision like retinopathy or glaucoma. These yearly checkups are extremely important to stay ahead of diabetes and preserve your long-term health and well-being.
Join Toby as she prepares one of our favorite healthy dishes. Lemon Garlic Salmon has only five easy ingredients, and can be whipped up in only a few minutes. And, by the way, it’s delicious. It’s a frequent item on our weekly menu for a good reason.
In Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies Toby listed her top 10 diabetes “power foods”, food we should try and have regularly. In this video she reveals three of those powerful ten that share a couple of very important things in common. Watch this clip and see if you know what these foods share, and see if you can find a way to have them more often.
Need a little comforting? How about a comfort food with an ingredient that some people with diabetes think is forbidden- pasta. This recipe on loan from Brenda Ponichtera, from her 2009 book Quick & Healthy, Volume II (Small Steps Press) has a 1 1/2 cup serving size, with pasta, ringing the carbohydrate bell at only 25 grams. That’s modest enough that we’ve included a dinner roll and a dessert in the menu this week. Join Toby as she prepares this quick and health comfort dish.
Join Toby as she prepares her recipe for this fast food favorite, minus the paper bag. Eggs are a fabulous source of high quality protein, sometimes called the perfect protein based upon the bioavailability of nine “essential” amino acids (amino acids that must come from food sources). You can find this recipe in Toby’s book, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).
It can hardly get any simpler than wrapping a beet in foil, and baking it for an hour. But, what a reward. Join Toby as she prepares this brightly colored vegetable for dinner this week.