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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are unaware they have it. The good news is that diabetes can be managed or prevented with a few lifestyle changes.

Whether you have been diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, to successfully manage the disease you need to understand how foods and nutrition affect your body.

American Diabetes Month

Diabetes Month (70)Diabetes has become an epidemic. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are unaware they have it.

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What is Glycemic Index?

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The glycemic index, simply put, is a measure of how quickly a food causes our blood sugar levels to rise. A food’s GI ranking only applies when a food is consumed on an empty stomach without any other type of food. As anyone who's ever eaten food knows, this isn’t always how we eat.

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Exercise and Diabetes

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Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or if you are at risk for diabetes, making exercise a part of your lifestyle will improve your diabetes and reduce complications.

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What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes Testing Tools (70)If left untreated, 15 to 30 percent of people diagnosed with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. Fortunately, changes in lifestyle—such as managing food choices, losing weight and increasing physical activity — can help return blood glucose levels to normal.

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How an RD or RDN Can Help with Diabetes

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Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is essential to managing diabetes, and choosing nutritious foods and monitoring portion sizes help keep blood sugar levels as stable as possible. If you have diabetes, a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can help manage the disease while ensuring you get the nutrients you need.

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Understanding Diabetes

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Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be successfully treated. Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses energy, in the form of glucose, from food. People with diabetes have a high level of glucose in their blood.

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Diabetes and Diet

Healthy Vegetables (sm)There is no one diet for all people with diabetes. There is, however, a "recipe" for eating healthfully that is similar to recommendations for heart health, cancer prevention and weight management.

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