Health & Wellness

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
 Losing Weight and Keeping It Off More than half of North American adults are presently considered overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for a variety of health problems, such as heart disease, some types of cancer, type-2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, respiratory disease, sleep... More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Diabetes: Nature or Nurture?
 Genetic Factors in Blood Sugar Regulation Nature or nurture? For type 2 diabetes, it appears to be a bit of both. There have been tremendous advances in gene research over the past decade, but a singular “diabetes gene” has not been uncovered. Instead, researchers have identified dozens of... More »
Five Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes
Five Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes by Sharon Zeiler, diabetes expert and author of 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes 1. Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that affects about one person in 10 in North America — about 35 million people of all ages, and the number is increasing. 2. There... More »
Fruit Crepes (diabetes-friendly)
Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you can't have a sweet breakfast! Crepes are ideal and similar to thin 
pancakes. Fill them 
with a variety of fillings. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. More »
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