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Rice #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Replace white rice with brown rice. Eating less rice overall is best –  replacing rice with other grains  reduces diabetes risk by 36%.  A serving of rice is ½ cup. Eat a plateful of veggies  sprinkled with ½ cup of brown rice. A to Z Challenge 2015 – R is for Rice

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Question – Can I eat out if I have diabetes? #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Eating out is dicey for diabetics. Be safe by avoiding rich sauces. Choose broiled and grilled dishes. Request dressings and sauces on the side for better control over what you eat. If the place has extra-large servings, share or pack a portion of it to carry home. Manage your medication accordingly to avoid low blood…

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Plan and pack #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Keep your blood sugar under control by planning and packing your snacks ahead. Think carrot sticks, salads, fruit, cheese, a whole wheat sandwich, sprouts, apple sauce. You’ll no longer have to get frustrated rummaging through your pantry or fridge and get stressed. A to Z Challenge 2015 P is for Plan and pack your snack!

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Oatmeal #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Start your day with a warm oatmeal breakfast. The fiber slows digestion, and helps you stay full longer. Add 4 walnuts or flax seeds or berries for heart health. Oats are good carbohydrate and also help control cholesterol. If you are allergic to gluten, check with your doctor first. A to Z Challenge 2015 O…

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Nutrition Tip #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Complex carbohydrates are good for blood sugar control. Black-eyed peas are rich in complex carbs. Try a black-eyed pea taco with onions, garlic, cilantro,  shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce and chopped tomatoes. It is okay to skip the tortilla! Plain soaked and steamed black-eyed peas also make a good snack! More about the diabetes diet here. A to Z Challenge…

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Myth about the diabetes diet #LifeHacksForDiabetics

There is no special diabetes diet. Diabetic or not, it is all about a healthy diet with a healthy dose of whole grains and fruits and vegetables  while limiting fat (saturated and trans fats) and refined sugar. Research shows that special diabetic foods do not offer special benefits. Not only are they expensive, but raise your blood sugar. If sugar alcohol is one of the ingredients,…

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