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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is recognized as American Diabetes Month. It's a time for people to educate themselves about a disease affecting 23.6 million people in the United States- that's nearly 8 percent of our total population. What's most shocking is that 5.7 million of these individuals are living with the disease and have yet to be diagnosed.

You can take preventative measures for diabetes by making sure your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure are kept in check. This can be accomplished by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. You should also have annual health screenings to ensure you don't show any symptoms (which can be frequent urination, increased fluid consumption, increased appetite, sudden weight loss and/or fatigue). Complications of diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputation or blindness.

We encourage you to take control of your health, and help yourself and your family prevent diabetes. Check out all the Diet Blog posts, videos, recipes and diet reviews has to offer related to the disease on our Diabetes Popular Topics page.

source: American Diabetes Association

November Guest Blogger of the Month: Weight Watchers

This month we're pleased to have Lisa Chernick join us in the Diet Blog. Lisa is the Executive Food Editor at Weight Watchers, where part of her job is sharing nutritious and exciting dinner ideas in her series "What's for Dinner?" Tune in to the Diet Blog every Tuesday in November to hear Lisa's advice for living a healthy lifestyle. Today she's sharing 5 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving.


You'll find dozens of recipes at that suit the dietary needs of diabetics. These recipes are sugar-free, but best of all, delicious enough to become new favorites.

Sugar Free Gummy Worms

Peter's Grill Vegetable Soup

It Could Be a Snickers Bar

Easy Baked Fish for One

Diabetic Sweet Potatoes a l'Orange

See all Diabetic Recipes.


Kinsey’s Nutrition Tips

Proper Nutrition Fights Diabetes

Nutrition is a huge part of controlling diabetes. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

  1. Portion Control. Be overly conscientious when portioning your meals, as too much can spike your blood sugar.
  2. Remember to Consume Whole Grains. Whole grains are more slowly absorbed than plain white breads and pastas.
  3. Remember to Balance Carbs. Eat a protein source with your carbs, this also helps slow the absorption of the carbs in your body.

Send Kinsey your questions today.
Catch all of Kinsey’s Nutrition Advice in the Diet Blog.


Filter For Good & Biggest Loser Giveaway

Take the Filter For Good pledge to reduce plastic water bottle waste and be eligible to win one of four prize packs featuring gifts from Brita, Nalgene and Biggest Loser. Learn more, and make your pledge before November 30.

October Donation and Giveaway

In October, you helped us raise $555 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Thank you to all of our newest newsletter subscribers.

We've also drawn the seven winners for our Biggest Giveaway Ever, celebrating the relaunch of They've been contacted, and once they confirm we'll announce their names.

Must-see Blog Posts

If you're not bookmarking the Diet Blog and checking in each day, you're missing some hot health topics from our team of health and wellness writers. Check-out the latest news, information and tips from each blogger:


Diet Reviews

If you're working to prevent diabetes or trying to eat in a healthy manner to manage your diabetes, these diets offer solutions that, once discussed with your doctor, could be an appropriate diet for you.

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Matt’s Fitness Tip


Prevent Diabetes with Exercise
Diabetes is a huge problem today and the risk of becoming diabetic is on the rise. Genetics can't be changed, but your lifestyle sure can. Daily exercise and proper diet will lower the chances of becoming diabetic and may even be prevented.

Send Matt your questions today.
Catch all of Matt’s Fitness Advice in the Diet Blog.

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