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 […]

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 […]

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.

This Week…Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes

If you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, your doctor can give you the facts, but where can you go for emotional and practical support? On this week’s episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Dr. Steven Edelman welcomes Manny Hernendez and David Edelman to discuss their personal experiences. Manny, an electrical engineer, started TuDiabetes, […]


If you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, your doctor can give you the facts, but where can you go for emotional and practical support? On this week’s episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Dr. Steven Edelman welcomes Manny Hernendez and David Edelman to discuss their personal experiences.

Manny, an electrical engineer, started TuDiabetes, a social network that offers support, education, and sharing the steps taken every day to stay healthy while living with this very serious condition. David started Diabetes Daily after experiencing a lack of local support resources for his wife. He created an online community that connects people with diabetes, facilitates education and promotes advocacy. Tune in for Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes . Or watch it online now!

Get Your Move on Tip – The Great Outdoors

Were you inspired hearing the stories of diabetic athletes on Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down? Want to start an athletic adventure of your own? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Take advantage of the great outdoors. Exercising outdoors is associated with […]

Were you inspired hearing the stories of diabetic athletes on Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down? Want to start an athletic adventure of your own? Here’s TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day with a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Take advantage of the great outdoors. Exercising outdoors is associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy, greater enjoyment and a more likelihood of repeating the activity at a later date. Pedal a bike, hike up a trail or make a splash in the ocean or lake. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the great scenery. You’ll have so much fun that it won’t even feel like exercise.

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

Fit to Eat Tip – Pantry Perfection

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Nothing is more frustrating than finding nothing but bare cupboards in your kitchen at dinner time. Here are five great items to always have on hand to insure you are eating healthy […]

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

Nothing is more frustrating than finding nothing but bare cupboards in your kitchen at dinner time. Here are five great items to always have on hand to insure you are eating healthy – and enjoying it.

1. Canned beans- a variety- including black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans- high in fiber, protein
2. Good quality olive oil- for cooking and drizzling on salads
3. Old fashioned oatmeal- always a great breakfast- top with chopped nuts and fresh fruit
4. A variety of no- salt/sugar added canned fruits and vegetables- can be used in many dishes or as a side dish
5. Tea- of any variety- full of health benefits, hydrating, no calories and inexpensive. Just add hot water!

Eat and live healthy, and make sure to watch the latest episode of TCOYD on UCSD-TV, “Diabetes Doesn’t Slow Me Down.” 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.