Recipe of the Week: Mixed melon salad

As Jan Chait mentions in her blog entry this week, the produce section is a great place to find snacks that are kosher for Passover. When made with fresh pineapple, this juicy melon salad with a tangy homemade dressing fits the bill. It would also make a colorful and healthful addition to an Easter meal!

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Ear’s the Deal: We’re All Corny

Originally, I was going to write that, if we are what we eat, we are corn. And then expound on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But, to be honest, I don’t have a scientific cell in my body and would just get overwhelmingly confused at trying to explain how HFCS metabolizes differently from sucrose (table sugar) and probably isn’t all that good for people with diabetes. I could, however, explain the political and economic aspects of the proliferation of HFCS, but I’ll spare you.

So I’m simply going to tell you why I know that we are corn, which is…it’s Passover. Read More “Ear’s the Deal: We’re All Corny”

Article of the Week: Teaming Up for Better Diabetes Control

In two recent blog entries (”Get Thee to a Doctor’s Office!” and ”Regular Doctor Visits?”) Andy Stuckey reveals that he needs to make more frequent visits to his endocrinologist, who can be one important member of a diabetes care team. Do you know who the other members might be? This article from the archives explains who makes up a diabetes care team and what roles the members can play in helping you manage your diabetes.

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Troublesome Triglycerides (Part 1)

By now, you’ve heard that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing heart disease. You’ve also heard that it’s important to have your cholesterol level checked at least once a year, and that you should keep your LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol under 100 mg/dl (or 70 mg/dl if you’re at high risk for heart disease). You may even know about getting a “lipid profile” done once a year. What may seem a little murky is what triglycerides are, how they are related to heart health and diabetes, and what to do if they’re too high. So this is the topic for this week’s blog entry. Read More “Troublesome Triglycerides (Part 1)”

Recipe of the Week: Simple beef stir-fry

Beef tenderloin is a good source of zinc, the benefits of which are highlighted this week in Amy Campbell’s blog entry. This dish featuring beef tenderloin and frozen stir-fry vegetables could hardly be easier to prepare, and it’s low in calories, fat, and carbohydrate to boot.

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Zinc and Diabetes

Z is the last letter in the alphabet, which means it often receives little or no attention. Yet Z is the first letter in the word “zinc.” How much thought have you ever given to zinc? Maybe some, if you take zinc supplements for a cold, for example. But new research indicates that zinc is something else that people with diabetes should think about. Why? Read on. Read More “Zinc and Diabetes”

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