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Sugar free-but is it carbohydrate free?

Posted by Marilyn Csernus -

It's not surprising that the term "sugar free" and "carbohydrate free" are at times misunderstood and used interchangeably. Foods labeled "sugar free" are not sweetened with caloric sweeteners such as sugar, corn syrup, honey, fructose or glucose. "Sugar free" doesn't mean carbohydrate free. Diet soda and "sugar free" jello are examples of products that are truly "sugar free" and carbohydrate f...

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You are the Captain of Your Team

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  If you have found yourself as one of the 29 million Americans who have diabetes it is not uncommon to have a period of adjustment, sometimes even a period of denial. Diabetes affects daily routines at home, school and work. With time and perseverance diabetes management can become a habit and part of your usual routine. Support in managing your blood glucose is important. Alth...

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Behavior Change: Where Are You

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Have you heard the phrase "a goal without a plan is just a wish"? This is especially true when it comes to diabetes self- management. Anyone managing diabetes is very well aware of the time and effort required for most people to maintain good diabetes control. The best plan for diabetes management is an individual plan, as no two individuals with diabetes have the same pancreas function any mor...

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Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to help individuals and families better manage their finances. Annually, 45 states participate in Money Smart Week which was created in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Free educational seminars and activities are planned throughout the week on a variety of topics with a goal of improving consumer financial literacy. I wil...

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February is American Heart Month

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One in every four deaths in the United States is attributed to heart disease or stroke, making cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death in this country. According to the Center for Disease Control someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 34 seconds and each minute someone dies from a heart-related event. Although these statistics are alarming, lifestyle measures can play a signific...

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Diabetes Foot Care

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You may be wondering why I am discussing foot care as part of a nutrition blog. Well, as a certified diabetes educator we help individuals with diabetes manage all aspects of diabetes care, thus diabetes foot care being the topic today. Continue reading to find out how to attend an upcoming presentation on diabetes foot care by local podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Gumbiner....

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Happy New Year

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Every year millions of us make the same New Year's resolutions that we probably made last year and failed to fulfill. Although we have good intentions many resolutions made in the New Year fall by the wayside as we get caught up in the demands of every-day life. Sound familiar? How about taking a different approach to becoming healthier in 2014? Instead of just resolvi...

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