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Let’s Chat… Do’s and Don’t’s for good foot care, for people living with diabetes 

Your feet may be the last thing on your mind, but daily care and looking after your feet is  important too. Here are some do’s and don’ts for good foot care for people living with diabetes:  Do: Wash your feet daily using lukewarm water and mild soap. Test the temperature of the bath water with your hands before getting in. If you are unable to do so, let someone else test it. Inspect (or ask someone else to inspect) your feet daily for cuts, cracks, bruises, blisters, corns, calluses and damaged nails. Also check the areas...

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Eating Healthy with Diabetes

You don’t have to sacrifice your target blood sugar levels to enjoy some of your favourite foods. Here’s how to eat healthy with diabetes, whether you’re cooking at home or eating in a restaurant. Carbohydrates and your blood sugar Carbohydrates are sugars. They break down in the body to create glucose, a major source of energy. Counting the carbs you eat at every meal and pairing them with the correct dosage of insulin can keep your blood sugar level closer to normal range.1 It also allows you to eat a wider variety of foods. In fact, your diet can accommodate any food in...

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Counting Carbs - Infographic

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Carbohydrate Counting and Exchanges

The myth: If you have diabetes, you can't eat sweets or sugar. The truth: A food doesn't have to be sweet or sugary to raise your blood sugar. Anything with carbohydrates will affect your blood glucose, whether it's from white potatoes, pasta, bread or Jelly Tots.1 Consult the Accu-Chek® Portion Plate for guidance. Of course, different foods may affect you differently. Why? Eating...

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Chicken recipe for people with diabetes

A chicken dish with a difference - Tasty Chicken Piccata

Chicken is a quick and versatile meal to make but it can sometimes be hard to come up with new ways to make chicken interesting. Whip up a chicken dish with a difference with this tasty Chicken Piccata recipe! Ingredients (4 servings) 3 Chicken breasts (approx.1 lb or 450g) ¼ cup green olives 1 cup (250 mL) stock or broth ¼ cup white wine 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tbsp. (15 mL) lemon zest Salt and pepper...

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Hummus; health; peopel with diabetes

Healthy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is super easy and can be made ahead of time for any event and served throughout the week! When purchasing chickpeas or garbanzo beans, check the ingredients—make sure there aren’t a lot of added ingredients. The can should just contain beans, water, and salt.    INGREDIENTS (Serves 12) 1 15 oz (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic, peeled 1 large lemon, juiced ½ cup (125 mL) tahini 1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin ¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt 2 tbsp (...

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Healthy Oatmeal; recipe; breakfast ideas, people with diabetes

Hearty Oatmeal

This hearty and filling oatmeal breakfast is portioned for a single serving, but can easily be tripled for a quick and easy breakfast throughout the week. Although it may sound unusual, the egg is the secret ingredient in this recipe. Adding an egg to your oats will pack it with protein and create a creamy consistency.   INGREDIENTS ¼ cup (59 mL) rolled oats (not instant) ¾ cup (180 mL) water 1 egg ½ cup (125 mL) blueberries ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries ¼ apple...

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