From the Sugar Happy Kitchen: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
1M ago
Tabbouleh, a traditional Middle Eastern salad, has deep roots in the Eastern Mediterranean region, with Lebanon claiming it as a culinary treasure. Traditionally composed of finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, mint, onion, and bulgur, Tabbouleh is seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. In this modern adaptation, we use quinoa as a gluten-free alternative, offering a delightful twist to this time-honored dish. Ingredients: 3 scallions, chopped 1 medium to large tomato, diced 1 cup fresh curly parsley, chopped 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (at room temperature) 2 fresh lemons, squeezed 1 tea ..read more
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When a “Miracle” Type 2 Med Ozempic Doesn’t Work 
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
1M ago
By Patrick Totty  My pharmacist recently recommended that I start taking Ozempic, the type 2 medication that has become a white-hot sensation among doctors whose patients need to lose weight.    As you know, Ozempic (semaglutide) originally was introduced as a medication for enhancing blood sugar control. But its unexpected side effects of dramatic weight loss and great appetite control quickly became obvious to doctors and pharmacists. It didn’t take long for medical people to begin prescribing Ozempic off-label, meaning that it was now being applied to patients who were not t ..read more
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How to Stay Active During the Cold Winter Months
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
2M ago
As the winter season blankets the world in snow and chill, individuals with diabetes may find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle. Staying physically active is crucial for managing diabetes, avoiding complications, and promoting overall well-being.  Here are some tips for exploring ways to stay active and maintain normal blood sugar levels.   Winter Sports Engaging in winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating can be a fun and effective way to stay active. These activities offer cardiovascular benefits and help improve balance and coordination.    H ..read more
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Flashback Friday: Type 2 Comedian Drew Carey Weight Loss Diet
Diabetes Health Magazine
by DH Editor
4M ago
Keep a close eye on this story. It has two elements necessary for creating a lot of buzz: a celebrity and his unconventional “cure” for a disease.  People magazine reports that comedian Drew Carey says he has stopped his type 2 diabetes – and the need to take any medications for it – by shedding 80 pounds through a diet in which he almost totally gave up eating carbohydrates. Carey, 52, said he has dropped 80 pounds since going on a no-carb diet in January. The comedian, who gained a nationwide audience with his long-running “The Drew Carey Show” on ABC (1995-2004), has always appeared a ..read more
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People with Diabetes Are Not Always at Fault for High Blood Sugars: This Is Why
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
4M ago
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics, 1 in 4 adults with diabetes don’t know they have it.    Here are four tips from Publisher and AskNadia columnist ranked #1 by Google  How Can you have a high blood sugar and not be at fault? Here are some facts to consider instead of blaming yourself. 1- One out of four adults have diabetes and don’t know it. If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, get tested annually. Your diagnosis can help you prevent diabetes complications associate ..read more
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A Spooktacular Halloween for People with Diabetes: Tips to Avoid Temptations and High Blood Sugar Readings
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
4M ago
Halloween is a beloved holiday, filled with costumes, spooky decorations, and a seemingly endless supply of candy. For people with diabetes, however, the abundance of sugary treats can be a real challenge. While it might seem daunting, it is entirely possible to enjoy Halloween without compromising your blood sugar levels. In this article, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips to navigate Halloween temptations and have a safe, enjoyable holiday. Plan Ahead One of the most effective strategies for managing your diabetes during Halloween is to plan ahead. By doing so, you can ensure that y ..read more
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Flashback Friday: Nick Jonas Receives DREAM Award
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
5M ago
This year’s DREAM Award, presented by the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), was given to Nick Jonas, the musician and actor best known as one of the three Jonas Brothers. He was among the special recipients at the DRLC’s annual Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner, held this year on November 17, 2011.   Jonas’s hit song “A Little Bit Longer” tells of his personal struggle with type 1 diabetes.  “For someone listening, it can be about whatever struggle is going on in their own life,” says Jonas, who was diagnosed in 2005, at age 13.  Jonas strongly believes in the rights of people ..read more
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What’s So Bad About Having High Blood Sugar Levels Anyway?
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
5M ago
If you are one of the 37.3 million people with diabetes, you cannot avoid hearing ” high blood sugar.” It is invisible to us. We cannot see it and understandably cannot imagine what is happening in our bodies. Unlike a bottle that is half full, we cannot see if our pancreas, the insulin-producing hormone that balances our blood sugar, is making enough insulin to metabolize the sugar in our body from the carbohydrates we eat.    How would you even know if you are producing enough insulin or if the insulin your pancreas has produced is used efficiently?   If you cannot answer the ..read more
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From the Sugar Happy Kitchen: Keto Vegan Zucchini Walnut Muffin
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
6M ago
Zucchini is often called summer squash. It is a beloved vegetable gracing our tables during the warmer months. Its mild flavor and tender texture make it a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in various ways to create delicious dishes. One delightful use of zucchini that combines both health and indulgence is making zucchini walnut muffins.   Ingredients: 2 1/2 Cups of almond flour  I/4 Teaspoon psyllium powder  1/2 Cup Swerve brown sugar 1/4 Cup of coconut oil 1 1/2 Cup of grated zucchini with peel 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon salt  ..read more
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How to Reduce Inflammation With Diet
Diabetes Health Magazine
by Nadia Al-Samarrie
7M ago
Inflammation is how our body defends itself against things that can hurt us, like germs and injuries.  When inflammation lasts too long, it can start causing problems, such as heart and blood sugar issues. The body can also start attacking itself.   Fortunately, nature provides a powerful defense against inflammation with flavonoids. These naturally occurring compounds are found in various plant-based foods and have been shown to counteract inflammation.    Flavonoids are compounds in plant-based foods. They are responsible for the vibrant colors of fruits, vegetables, and ..read more
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