DIY Personal Exercise Plan

Are you determined to be more physically active in 2023 but hate to exercise? Rather than forcing yourself to follow a set routine, you can design a exercise plan that focuses on who you are, what activities you really like to do and how much time you have on a particular day. That’s the ideaRead more

Lower Holiday Stress for Better Blood Sugar

Holiday season can bring stress in spades. Crazy traffic, extra expenses,  dealing with difficult loved ones – all can make the season less bright.  For people who have prediabetes, more stress (along with holiday eating) can bring the unwelcome gift of higher blood sugar. When we get extra stressed, our bodies get ready for “fightRead more

Easy Veggie Omelette in a Bowl

I’m lazy when it comes to breakfast – I hate to cook eggs because I don’t want to bother with dishes.   Happily, I’ve figured out a way to make an easy veggie  “omelette” in a bowl that requires no chopping or dirty pan to scrub. My no-fuss breakfast is packed with protein, has negligibleRead more

Quick Coleslaw for a Cookout

Most coleslaw recipes are either high fat or high sugar. It takes me less than five minutes to make a slaw that is low calorie, low carb and tasty. While it’s not a stunner, family and friends always finish their servings. This slaw has a sweet-tangy taste and requires no fancy ingredients. It’s perfect  forRead more

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

In July 2015, I was diagnosed with prediabetes. A yellow light started flashing, a warning that Type 2 diabetes may be around the bend. Like many people with prediabetes, I left the doctor’s office nervous and knowing nothing. A diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes will get you expert education that is paid for by insurance; ifRead more

Healthy Chex Mix for Snacking Season

  Winter slogs on. The Super Bowl and Olympics beckon; time for a cozy snack. For weeks now, I’ve craved Chex Mix. This craving has come from I-don’t-know-where. Was it the prominent holiday displays of Chex Mix ingredients at the grocery? Beats me. I rarely eat the snack because it’s unhealthy. I decided to tinker withRead more

Resolved: New Year, More water

Resolved for 2022:  I will drink a LOT more water, and not just for a day, a week or a month.   My reasons: Some studies suggest that increasing water intake may help lower blood sugar and also help with headache management – a double winner for me. I’m zeroing in on this one behavior change becauseRead more

“Fat Friday” Tips for Post Holiday Eating

Thanksgiving Thursday: Pie, mashed potatoes,  stuffing, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, rolls, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce…then a few hours later, maybe another piece of pie… Fat Friday: A day of feeling bloated, tired and regret over eating off the rails. Not to fret – health experts encourage us to remember that Thanksgiving is aRead more

The Biscuit Incident

Eating for health or eating for fun? When on the road, meals can turn into a showdown for someone who has prediabetes. For instance, there was that recent Biscuit Incident in Conover, N.C. On the way to Gatlinburg, my husband and I stopped at a nice hotel for the night. In the morning, I went toRead 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