Shop Online for Healthy Holiday Gifts

Retail experts advise early holiday shopping this year because of pandemic related problems in inventory and delivery. Here are a few neat holiday gifts  for health conscious people (including yourself 😎)  Note: I have received no compensation by retailers for products listed in this post. Grosche Bali Water Infuser Flavored, zero calorie water is veryRead more

Fall Back on this Easy Pasta Dish

So, you want to cook a healthy meal but your schedule is crazy, you have a picky eater and you are exhausted. You may want to give Fall Back Spaghetti a try. I call this pasta dish Fall Back Spaghetti because it truly is my cooking lifesaver: It is quickly assembled and well liked byRead more

Why Do Blood Test Results Vary?

Nothing like waiting around for blood test results. Good times.😳 Twice a year, I get blood work before my checkup. A day later, I gingerly pull up the results on the MyChart app. Like everyone with blood sugar problems, I worry about my numbers for fasting blood glucose and Ha1C – a number that reflectsRead more

Breaking the Diet Pop Habit

It’s possible to kick a serious, serious diet soda habit. For years – decades, actually – I drank at least two Diet Dr. Peppers every day. If I didn’t have a bottle or can in the house, I really missed it, and would buy a drink the next time I went out. Sometimes, I wouldRead more

When is weight a risk factor for Covid-19?

How much you weigh makes a difference in the likelihood of getting Covid-19. It turns out that obesity is a risk factor for the illness,  along with advanced age, heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health problems. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that 42.4 percent of Americans qualify as “obese,” whichRead more

Donato’s Lower Carb Pizza

I’m excited about Donato’s lower carb pizza, made with cauliflower crust. It has 30 percent fewer carbs than regular pizza – but it tastes like regular pizza! I did a stint as a newspaper restaurant critic, so I’m pretty picky about food. This pizza passes my test – it has a crispy/chewy crust that servesRead more

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

When sugar free isn’t

Gripe: Having to be a sugar vigilante. When ordering beverages out, I always double check to make sure my sugar-free drink is truly sugar free. I feel frustrated. So do others.  Posters on the message board of  www.diabetesdaily.com complain that their orders for a sugar free beverage are messed up so often, they give up orderingRead more

Internet articles to trust

  Have high-ish blood sugar? You  may be on your own to figure out what to do; unless there’s an actual diagnosis of diabetes, insurers may not offer extensive professional counseling. One  self-help strategy is to read online to learn about lowering blood sugar. How do you know what information to trust? Type  “high bloodRead more