Get Your Move on Tip – Breathing at Bedtime

TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit. Encourage sleep with these simplistic breathing techniques. Lay in your bed, on your back, with your arms down by your sides and your palms facing up. Close your eyes then inhale for 4 seconds. Hold your […]


TCOYD’s resident fitness expert Michelle Day has a tip to keep your diabetes in check and your body fit.

Encourage sleep with these simplistic breathing techniques. Lay in your bed, on your back, with your arms down by your sides and your palms facing up. Close your eyes then inhale for 4 seconds. Hold your breath for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds. Repeat this pattern 8 times and you will be on your way to a restful nights sleep.

Fit to Eat Tip – Sleeping Soundly

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Another “under the radar” but very significant reason for problems with blood sugar and weight control is disrupted sleep. Whatever the reason may be – sleep apnea, snoring, too much late night […]

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

Another “under the radar” but very significant reason for problems with blood sugar and weight control is disrupted sleep. Whatever the reason may be – sleep apnea, snoring, too much late night computer or tv viewing – we know that getting at least 7 hours of good quality sleep per night is an essential part of weight and diabetes control. Be sure to bring up any sleep issues at your doctor visits. If your spouse or other family member tells you that you snore loudly, it’s time to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea – a serious health issue.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Role of Integrative Medicine in Diabetes Management Premieres September 22nd

One size does not fit all when it comes to diabetes management. Integrative medicine seeks to create individualized treatment options – addressing the “whole person” including examining lifestyle patterns as well as medical needs. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder and director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and patient Ron […]

One size does not fit all when it comes to diabetes management. Integrative medicine seeks to create individualized treatment options – addressing the “whole person” including examining lifestyle patterns as well as medical needs. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder and director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and patient Ron Bamberger who finds this approach the best way to manage his diabetes.

For the complete air schedule and to view the program online, click here.

Dr. Mimi Guarneri is founder and medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and has been an attending physician in cardiovascular disease at Scripps Clinic since 1995. Dr. Guarneri is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in such journals as the Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Echocardiology. She has been nominated for the Bravewell Award in IM Leadership and honored by the American Heart Association. She is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine.

Fit to Eat Tip – Travel Tricks

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Planning for good nutrition choices is especially important when traveling – you never know when there will be flight delays or other last minute changes in schedules. Bring portable and travel friendly […]

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

Planning for good nutrition choices is especially important when traveling – you never know when there will be flight delays or other last minute changes in schedules. Bring portable and travel friendly foods such as small plain granola bars, small boxes of raisins, portioned bags of unsalted nuts, and be sure to buy water or non-caloric beverages once you are past the security gate – hydration is especially important when flying. Don’t forget the glucose tablets or gels made specifically to treat hypoglycemia if you are taking insulin or an oral medication that might cause low blood sugar. Carry these items with you so you are always prepared.

Fit to Eat Tip – Making Solutions Stick

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! “I’ve tried every diet and none of them work for me!” Have you said that? Well you are in good company. Diets do not work. Most of the time they are temporary […]

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

“I’ve tried every diet and none of them work for me!” Have you said that? Well you are in good company. Diets do not work. Most of the time they are temporary ways to get some weight off but, more often than not, our brain senses that we are restricting food and kicks in the normal human response: compensation – actually overcompensation – sooner or later.

Forget diets – whatever the label may be. Decide to make one change that you can clearly identify, and stick with it! With the help of a registered dietitian, you can identify both short-term and long-term realistic changes that will become a part of your weight management plan — changes that are realistic and sustainable. Registered dietitians don’t dictate what you should eat, they collaborate with you to get the best results.