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Challenges for July

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month?! This is great news for diabetics, as blueberries are a good food for diabetics, regardless of your dietary preference or diabetes dietary protocol. Just be sure to practice portion control. A serving of blueberries for a diabetic is 1/4 cup. Sometimes I just count out 17 … Continue reading Challenges for July

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Why Should I Test My Blood Glucose?

In our Facebook group, we recently had a discussion about diabetics who don't test their blood sugar at home with their glucose meter. One member suggested some reasons, er, excuses used by diabetics. I know people who don't test often because they're not making any changes based on their test results so they don't see … Continue reading Why Should I Test My Blood Glucose?

Get serious about portion control!

Great job in January! Now that you have established some good practices for diabetics—essential no matter what dietary lifestyle or approach to diabetes management you take—let's refine it even more by practicing portion control, also an essential for all diabetics, regardless of what else you do or don't do for your diabetic health. And you … Continue reading Get serious about portion control!

Time for a Quick Review

Let's take a few moments to assess what you've accomplished so far this year. (Yes, 2018!) First, you spent some time between Christmas and New Year's to evaluate your personal diabetes status and set some goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for improvement in the coming year. Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics [PDF] If you've been … Continue reading Time for a Quick Review

Week 4 – Exercise

Activities for Weeks 2, 3, and 4 were inspired by the “21-day Jumpstart Challenge” from Smart Diabetes Solutions, slightly modified for Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics. You can follow these challenges by joining their Facebook group at (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1698512630429924/) or you can just do them on your own. They do sell some digital products, such as recipes and meal … Continue reading Week 4 – Exercise

Week 3 – Vegetables

Activities for Weeks 2, 3, and 4 were inspired by the “21-day Jumpstart Challenge” from Smart Diabetes Solutions, slightly modified for Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics. You can follow these challenges by joining their Facebook group at (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1698512630429924/) or you can just do them on your own. They do sell some digital products, such as recipes and meal … Continue reading Week 3 – Vegetables

Week 2 – Water

Activities for the next three (3) weeks were inspired by the “21-day Jumpstart Challenge” from Smart Diabetes Solutions, slightly modified for Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics. You can follow these challenges by joining their Facebook group at (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1698512630429924/) or you can just do them on your own. They do sell some digital products, such as recipes and meal … Continue reading Week 2 – Water

New Year, New Month, New Week, New Day

Happy New Year! If you've been following this blog, you took time last week to think about your priorities in regard to your diabetic health. (If you missed last week's blog post, you can download this PDF copy: Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics. Now it's time to implement those plans! Goals for January: To … Continue reading New Year, New Month, New Week, New Day

Between Christmas and New Year’s

Goal: To re-evaluate your personal goals, strategies, and progress during the past year and make any adjustments toward desired outcomes. I stopped making “New Year’s Resolutions” long ago, but I still take a look back between Christmas and New Year’s and take time to write down things I’d like to see happen in the coming … Continue reading Between Christmas and New Year’s