Category: Diabetes

This Week….Diabetic Medical Emergencies

Just hearing the word “emergency” strikes fear into most of us. The best thing you can do to offset this fear is educate yourself so you are well equipped to cope with emergencies. Dr. Steven Edelman welcomes Dr. Ian Blumer to discuss the most common diabetic emergencies. Learn how to handle these emergencies, as well as avoid them, and how to better inform your caregivers of your needs as a diabetic.

Tune in for Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Diabetic Medical Emergencies. Or watch it online now!

Fit to Eat Tip – Resources

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Here are some of Janice’s favorite online resources for nutrition information and satisfying recipes:

Eatright.org
Allrecipes.com
Nutritiondata.com
American Diabetes Association

Eat and live healthy, and make sure to watch the latest episode of TCOYD on UCSD-TV, “Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract.” Or watch it online now!

Janice Baker MBA, RD, CDE, CNSC is a registered dietitian, certifieddiabetes educator, and certified nutrition support clinician. Visit her online at Baker Nutrition.

Get Your Move On Tip – Make Mornings Meaningful

The latest episode of TCOYD, Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract, examined ways we manage GI issues at meal times. Your morning routine can impact how you feel throughout the day. Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Sun salutations are a great way to start off your morning and get your system back on track. Learn the sequence of poses by going to YouTube and keyword, sun salutations. Namaste.

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Fit to Eat Tip – New Brown Bag Favorites

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

With the new school year fast approaching, it is time to start stocking up on healthy brown bag lunch ideas for kids as well as adults. Here are some fresh ideas to liven up any lunch box!

1. PB and J on whole wheat bread with fresh fruit and water
2. Lean ham, turkey or roast beef sandwich on rye with mustard, lettuce, tomato and a side of fresh veggies such as carrots, bell peppers, cucumber slices
3. Sandwich wrap on whole wheat tortilla with swiss cheese, lean turkey, fresh spinach, and avocado
4. Greek yogurt, slice of whole grain bread or crackers, fresh fruit and unsalted nuts (about ¼ cup)

Eat and live healthy, and make sure to watch the latest episode of TCOYD on UCSD-TV, “Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes.” Or watch it online now!

Janice Baker MBA, RD, CDE, CNSC is a registered dietitian, certifieddiabetes educator, and certified nutrition support clinician. Visit her online at Baker Nutrition.

Get Your Move On Tip – An Appetite for Apps

The latest episode of TCOYD, Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes, highlighted some great ways to augment your diabetes care online. Interested in more resources to help you on your journey? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Fitness tips and a variety of exercise routines are literally available to you at your fingertips. Some of the apps I like to use on my smart phone are every.whereexercise, BodyFitness, menshealthworkout and womenshealthworkout. On my iPad I like using the FitnessClassApp. This app lets you download classes anywhere at anytime. I also frequently go to YouTube and keyword specific exercise forms such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Resistance Tubes, Water Aerobics and Abdominal Workouts. Stay connected to get your workout on.

Get more tips from Michelle on the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.