Nutrition

Traveling with Diabetes – Tips to Stay Healthy on the Road or in the Air

Traveling is part of our lives and allows us to visit new places and learn about new cultures. As a diabetic there are extra precautions you should take prior to heading out on the road. Here are some tips to make sure you are ready for your next trip: Make a medication list and talk to your...
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What's the best way of eating for people with diabetes?

The number of Americans with diabetes grows each year. There are various types of diabetes or diabetes-related conditions, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes. Diabetes prevents your body from properly utilizing sugars from foods. The pancreas is the organ that produces...
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Keto, Atkins? What’s the Best Diet for People with Diabetes?

Carbohydrates turn into sugar when digested. Fruit and fruit-products contain sugar. Both food groups are areas of concern for people with diabetes who must be careful to monitor their sugar intake. It is because of this that the American Diabetes Association encourages people with diabetes to...
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What Can I Eat to Help Control Diabetes Symptoms?

Researchers and doctors have been investigating ways to better control insulin and blood sugar as a way to improve the lives for the hundreds of thousands living with diabetes. Sign up for health tips on the Health Hub! A number of foods have found to be beneficial when added to a healthy diabetic...
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How Carbohydrates Affect Blood Sugar

For those living with prediabetes or diagnosed with diabetes, understanding carbohydrates and how to count carbs is really important. Our bodies crave carbohydrates – it is the body’s preferred energy source. While you might hear that people with diabetes should avoid carbs, this is not the case...
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Choose Beans to Help Manage Diabetes

Legumes and beans are probably the most common of food. You can find them in pretty much every grocery and they are relatively cheap. You can find them dried or canned. When it comes to using food to better manage your diabetes, beans are a great bet. The best choices are dried beans or low-sodium...
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Talk to your loved one about managing type 1 diabetes

In the United States, a study conducted using data from 2016-2018 found that the majority of adults with type 1 diabetes were not reaching their goals when it came to maintaining blood sugar levels. A large number of adults over the age of 50 experienced severe hypoglycemia multiple times...
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There’s An App for That: How Tech Helps You Manage Diabetes

Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, or you are simply concerned you might have prediabetes and develop diabetes, there’s an app that can help you track your numbers. When you think about all the numbers you have to know and track – A1C, glucose, glycemic index, blood pressure,...
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Feeding Our Community

Debbie Bell, who is staying in Millsboro with a friend, receives food assistance through Beebe's Population Health Food Prescription Program. The program provides food boxes to those who don't have access to or cannot afford healthy food. In addition, the program focuses on food needs for those...
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Q&A with Oncology Dietitian Kim Westcott

We spoke with Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN, board certified specialist in oncology nutrition at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, to get to the bottom of choosing the best foods for clean eating all year round. Q: What is the most frequently asked questions about eating healthy? Westcott: With a lot of...
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