Category Archives: Diabetic

Easy Way to Plan Your Eating


Here’s a short video that can help you decide how much of which foods to eat to maintain a healthy weight (or lose if you are eating too much!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6LZijdsGu0 ~Lois Advertisements

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Pea and Cucumber Salad


This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad


I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Baked Apples


I work for the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at James Madison University. Yesterday, we welcomed a Jordanian landmine survivor, Kamel Al-Sa’adi, during a special potluck dinner. Kamel is visiting JMU to present a program about surviving his landmine accident tomorrow night … Continue reading

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Barley with Green Beans Parmesan


I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I’ve discovered that if I eat mostly vegetarian meals, I can better maintain my blood sugar. Over the weekend I did some research into the Eat Right for Your Blood Type diet. I am … Continue reading

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I want one of these!


I could really enjoy working at a desk like this. And I’d also lose weight! Treadmill Desk!

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Curried Quinoa


Whenever I bring food to the office to share, I try to bring food that everyone can and will eat. That can be challenging since we have several vegetarians, a couple of people who are allergic to gluten, and a … Continue reading

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Barley Risotto


When I was diagnosed as diabetic, I began to look for interesting, tasty whole-grain dishes that are low in fat. Barley Risotto is a very filling and delicious dish. It can be used as a  side dish or as the … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato “Fries”


Do you know that sweet potatoes are better for you than white potatoes? If you are diabetic like I am, then choose sweet potatoes. The Glycemic Index of a sweet potato is about half that of a white potato. I like … Continue reading

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Easy Food Calculator


Here’s a good website for keeping track of your diet, weight and exercise: http://www.thedailyplate.com/ Try it and tell me how you like it. ~Lois

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