The winter holidays are typically very stressful. For a variety of reasons. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is frequently the most stressful time of the year for many people. There are school, work, and church programs, parties, and family gatherings, often involving food and, unfortunately for diabetics, the worst possible foods for diabetes control! For many, … Continue reading Winter Holidays for Diabetics
How was your Thanksgiving? Did you maintain your diabetes dietary protocols? Or is Thanksgiving the one day of the year that you totally give up on your goals and give in to your appetite? Regardless of what you did (or didn't do), the week after Thanksgiving is an excellent time to check up on your … Continue reading After Thanksgiving
...is observed every November Goals: To focus on the seriousness of diabetes, its complications and consequences, and gain new understandings of how to prevent them in your own life. To gain inspiration from the success stories of other diabetics. Read this article and view the 9-minute video: HOW TO EAT FOR DIABETES Do you know … Continue reading National Diabetes Awareness Month
Another word about articles: Under the theory that "a diabetic convinced against their will is of the same opinion still," the goal of Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics is not to convince members of something but rather to challenge them to think. If you were raised Adventist, you are undoubtedly familiar with the statement that the goal … Continue reading To Be Thinkers and Not Mere Reflectors
Occasionally I encounter such an excellent post by members of other diabetes groups that I just have to share verbatim. One such post is from Otoniel Santiago, a Facebook member, who does not have a blog of his own but has given me permission to share what he wrote. It is as follows: Consider the following … Continue reading Paradox of Disease and Diabetes
A few days ago, one of our members found this ad in an Adventist publication and shared it with the group. First of all, this tidbit is not specifically for diabetics but for the general public. It focused on heart attack, stroke, and cancer, not diabetes. The first thing I wondered was where they got … Continue reading How Many “Servings” of Fruit and Vegetables?
Managing diabetes is, in itself, a challenge. Why would you want to add additional challenges, you ask? Well, the challenges given in this blog post are not additional obstacles to be overcome, but they are strategies and tactics to employ in order to reach the goals you have set for yourself. I have begun a … Continue reading Two Challenges for October
One of our group members reported eating a bowlful of cooked barley with 3/4 cup of berries for breakfast. When I asked him what his average blood glucose is on that type of diet, he said 83 mg/dL (equivalent to 4.6 mmol/l), which is well within the non-diabetic normal range. I applauded him for his … Continue reading Why Does the McDougall Diet Work?
Recently, a group member asked a question which I re-posted and then decided to blog about so more people would see it. He wrote, "Are you aware of the link between low carb diets and MASSIVE meat consumption, organ meats highly promoted? Vegetarian approach seems rare, leafy greens are the main group on the okay … Continue reading Why Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics?
Here is a real question from a real vegan diabetic. How would you answer this person? I would like to hear from both low-carb high-fat and high-carb low-fat vegans readers and anything in between. "My sugar levels are going up and don't know what I am doing wrong. This is what I have eaten so … Continue reading A Vegan Diabetic Problem