Why One Diet Doesn’t Fit Everyone

Consider the following: Amy and Carmen both have prediabetes. The two friends go out to dinner and eat the same foods in the same amounts. Two  hours later, Amy’s blood sugar level is normal while Carmen’s is way too high. Confusing? It turns out there is no one-size-fits-all-diet that is good for all of theRead more

Pandemic Eating 2.0

My slide into a pandemic carb death spiral started so benignly – with homemade whole wheat bread. In March I started baking  homemade bread out of necessity: The local stores were out of bread and my family likes toast and sandwiches. I’m an experienced bread baker. So, I got to work, with my favorite KingRead more

Pancakes – guilt free!

Yay for a great pancake recipe that is blood sugar friendly!  No joke: Protein Packed Pancakes are 18 grams of carbs and 18 grams of protein a serving. They pass the “doesn’t taste healthy” test: Family  members who  love regular pancakes also enjoy this version. The pancakes are sort of a pancake-crepe mashup, with aRead more

Ho, ho, no – Holiday food gifts

  What do Harry and David’s chocolate-drizzled Moose Munch, a pecan pie and a gift box of specialty pasta have in common? All are recent holiday gifts to prediabetic Yours Truly. People mean so well when they give food gifts for Christmas and Hannukah. They probably don’t know that some people have health conditions they don’t advertise.Read more

Halloween Battle Plan

The specter of Halloween candy is upon us. Will you moderate or abstain through this treacherous eating holiday? Some nutrition experts believe it’s OK to moderate, or to eat sweet treats judiciously. A moderator might enjoy very small portions of a treats more  frequently or a larger treat occasionally; the idea is to prevent a senseRead more

10 Healthy Buys at Sam’s Club

I’m surprised – happily – that I can save money and get a ton of blood sugar friendly foods at the Sam’s Club 10 minutes from my house.  I’ve certainly changed my shopping habits to do that. Before prediabetes was on my radar, I often stocked up on Sam’s Club’s supersize packages of carbs thatRead more