Diabetes

Types of Diabetes
 Diabetes means there is too much sugar in your blood.Pre-diabetes Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than what is diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. You may hear this condition called: •    borderline diabetes •    Impaired fasting... More »
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings (diabetes-friendly)
For many of us, chicken wings are about the sauce — and lots of it. But we’re confident you’ll become a convert to this simple, fresh, delicious version. More »
Roti with Curried Chickpeas and Potato Fillling (diabetes-friendly)
Rotis and chapatis are flat East Indian breads made from flour and water. Rotis or chapatis can be bought ready-made. If you can’t find rotis for this recipe, wrap 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) filling in 2 chapatis or one 10-inch (25 cm) tortilla. Two-thirds of a cup (150 mL) of rice could also replace a roti... More »
Diabetes: The Basics
There’s no single “diet” for people with diabetes. You should consult with a registered dietitian, who will help you develop a personalized eating plan that is tailored to your lifestyle, food preferences and customs, the diabetes medications you’ve been prescribed and your overall health.If you... More »
Macro Bowl (diabetes-friendly)
Here is a meat-free meal that is 100% adequate in protein and even provides calcium! Keep in mind: fat is necessary in your diet. Olive oil and hemp are the fat in the bowl. More »
Straight Answers to Common Diabetes Questions
Do I really have diabetes? You may not feel any different, which makes you wonder whether you really do have diabetes. Many people do not have any symptoms, but blood tests will confirm if you have diabetes.Do I have to stop eating chocolate bars and desserts? No, you don’t have to stop. You... More »
How Can I Add More Dietary Fiber to My Diabetes Diet?
THERE ARE TWO main types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Both are good for you in different ways, according to Colleen Bartley, author of Canada's/America’s Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes. Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, oatmeal, legumes, apples and citrus fruits. This type of fiber... More »
Irish Currant Cake (diabetes-friendly)
This yummy cake is a sweet adaptation of traditional Irish soda bread, and is definitely worth trying. The recipe uses currants, which are dried from a small seedless variety of grape (you can replace the currants with raisins). More »
Risk Factors for Diabetes
There are many risk factors for diabetes. If you or a family member has diabetes, examining these risk factors may help prevent or postpone type 2 diabetes in other family members, says diabetes expert Katherine Younker, author of America's Complete Diabetes Cookbook and Complete Canadian Diabetes... More »
Simple Tips for Controlling Diabetes
For people with diabetes, one of the primary goals is maintaining or achieving a healthy weight. Johanna Burkhard, author of Diabetes Comfort Food, says this means controlling calorie intake and limiting total fat to no more than 30% of calories and saturated fat to no more than 10% of calories.... More »
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