Are all calories created equal?

Whether it’s broccoli or potato chips, 100 calories is 100 calories, right? Wrong! Turns out, calories aren’t like people–they’re not all created equal. According to WebMD, the average adult should eat somewhere between 1,500-2,000 calories each day. Here’s how to make the most of them. First, it’s important to know what a calorie actually looks …

Diabetes-Friendly Halloween Treats

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins aren’t the only scary things about Halloween. What about high glucose levels? When grocery store shelves are stocked with candies and sweets, it can be easy to overindulge, especially when it comes to bite-sized treats. (Who really eats just one of those mini chocolate bars?) Instead of giving in to processed …

Satisfying diabetes-friendly snacks

The daily 3:30 crash affects just about everyone. After a long and busy day, you feel hungry, tired, and sluggish, and your body is aching for that candy bar you’ve been eyeing in the vending machine. Instead of giving in to your late-afternoon cravings, try one of these diabetes-friendly snacks instead. Each one is packed …

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