Category: Diabetes

How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

Brief Overview of Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when our body isn’t able to make enough insulin (type 1) or when our body doesn’t respond to insulin well (type 2), leading to high blood sugar levels. When uncontrolled, it can lead to other complications such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease, […]

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More 2 wedges of napa cabbage that is roasted and topped with dijon mustard sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions

Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that has been a longtime staple in Asian cuisine. Unlike the typical round and dense American variety, it has a longer, oblong shape with thicker ribs and more delicate greens. This makes for a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be enjoyed raw […]

Can Diabetics Drink Boba Tea? How to Order Healthier

Can Diabetics Drink Boba Tea? How to Order Healthier

When living with diabetes, people may tell you what to eat and drink on a regular basis. Boba tea, also known as bubble tea, is known for it’s tapioca pearls that give a fun, sweet and chewy aspect to the drink. Considering that the are often soaked in a sugar syrup before being added to […]

Can Prediabetes be Reversed?

Can Prediabetes be Reversed? blood sugar meter and medication on the blue background

Leaving your doctor’s office with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes and a couple of generic suggestions from your provider can spark so many negative feelings and emotions. Most times, people ask themselves how this could have even happened— they may have walked in to the doctors appointment thinking they are generally healthy but are now doomed. […]

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys?

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys? peanut sauce topped with crushed peanuts on a blue background

When living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), it can sometimes feel like the list of foods you’re told to avoid is never-ending. Peanuts and peanut butter are often no exception to this list, which prompts the question: are peanuts bad for kidneys? Peanuts Nutrition Generally speaking, peanuts and peanut butter are a great source of […]

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

If you have a chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, exercise can help manage your symptoms. If you are not regularly exercising, getting started can be the hardest part. Remember, along with your diet and medications, regular physical activity is essential to managing your chronic disease. Exercise can help you […]

Managing Chronic Disease: 5 tips from a Registered Dietitian

Managing Chronic Disease: 5 tips from a Registered Dietitian A Person Holding a Black Pen Writing on White Paper

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can feel blindsided, especially if you had no prior warning signs or symptoms. You’re left with hundreds of questions- none of which are in the tri-fold brochure your doctor sent you home with.  You can choose to either let your chronic disease live your life for you, or you […]

Do I Need To Avoid Foods High In Phosphorus?

Do I Need To Avoid Foods High In Phosphorus?

This post was written by Atziri Villafana, dietetic intern, and reviewed/edited by Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND. Patients with kidney disease are often told to follow a low-phosphorus diet. Unfortunately, most people do not know what phosphorus is or why too much can be harmful. A low phosphorus diet can be overwhelming to learn […]

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