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Carb vs. Sugar: How to Understand Nutrition Labels

Growing up with Type 1 diabetes meant that much of my young life was spent hearing the quote “you can’t eat sugar.”  Typically, it was because it is the first thought people have when it comes to diabetes.  But there is so much more than sugars. Total carbohydrate grams are what help tell the

10 Tips For Grocery Shopping With Diabetes

What’s the best way to navigate and make healthy choices in the grocery store that’ll help you better manage your diabetes? Medtronic Diabetes Senior Diabetes Clinical Manager, Stacey Rhea, RD, LDN, CDE, shares her top 10 grocery shopping tips for keeping your home stocked with the healthy foods you need to stick to your

Net Carbs Vs. Total Carbs: What Counts?

People often wonder if they should count their net carbohydrates or total carbohydrates, which appear on some food labels. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager for Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Katie Crupi-Sullivan, RD, CDE, tackles net carbs, and the advice she gives her patients with diabetes. Net Carbs or Total Carbs: “I’m confused” One of my patients

8 Ways To Master Holiday Eating With Diabetes

During the holidays, sweet treats and savory bites surround us. For the most part, avoiding all these foods entirely isn’t really realistic, so how can you stay on top of your diabetes management while still enjoying the seasonal foods you might look forward to all year? Try incorporating these 8 healthy holiday tips into

Holiday Diabetes Management: 5 Activities To Try This Season

Here in the U.S., the next few weeks are going to be filled with a lot of feasting and festivities, which can make it hard to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. At the same time, for most of us, eating well and staying active helps us manage stress and better