Health & Fitness
Diabetic Living

Diabetic Living Summer 2018

Diabetic Living helps people with diabetes take control now! See how to thrive—what to eat, how to lose weight, how to achieve good blood sugars, what to know about medications, how to avoid complications, and more. And yes, you still can enjoy your favorite foods! All recipes are tested in the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.

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Meredith Corporation
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

I’ve always been a fan of change. When I graduated college, I drove 3,000 miles across the country to live somewhere I’d never been before. Twelve years later, I ping-ponged 3,000 miles back to challenge myself with a new job. Both times, it was the biggest change I had made in my life, and it was scary. And hard. It’s not easy to uproot yourself from a comfortable routine to try something new. But at the same time, it’s surprisingly rewarding to push past the fear and discomfort to do something you know is good for you. When I was approached with the opportunity to head up this magazine, I jumped at the chance. My whole career has focused on two things: the pleasures of good food and the science of…

1 min.
meet our experts

J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy M.D., Ph.D., FACE, medical director and CEO, Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology, PA (MNCOME) Marty Irons RPh, CDE, community pharmacist, author, veteran Evan Sisson Pharm.D., M.S.H.A., BCACP, CDE, FAADE, associate professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy Sharonne N. Hayes M.D., FACC, FAHA, cardiologist and founder, Women’s Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic Robert Powell Ph.D., CDE, CEP, CSCS, assistant professor of exercise science and director, Diabetes Exercise Center, Marshall University Toby Smithson M.S., RDN, LD, CDE, founder, diabeteseveryday.com; author, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies Manny Hernandez co-founder, tudiabetes.org; senior vice president of culture and learning, Livongo Health Leah Sarris RD, LDN, director of operations and executive chef, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University John Zrebiec M.S.W., CDE, lecturer in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School GUIDE TO ABBREVIATIONS AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators ADA American Diabetes Association AHA American Heart Association CDC Centers for Disease…

2 min.
remake: your workout

small steps to kick-start a better life the problem You dread going to the gym and feel like you have to force yourself to be physically active. the remake Find a heart-pumping outdoor hobby you enjoy, so your workouts become something to look forward to. FIND A FOREST When was the last time you set off for the woods? Nature walks offer a chance to calm your mind, heighten your senses, and observe local wildlife—all while working in some exercise. Spending time on the trails has also been shown to improve mental well-being and reduce negative thought patterns linked with depression. Even a leisurely pace counts as exercise: a 175-pound adult will burn an average of 160 calories an hour walking at a casual pace (2 miles per hour), and 300 calories an hour walking at a…

1 min.
remake: your scoop

the problem Your ice cream habit is wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels, but you don’t want to miss out! the remake Swap out regular fat- and sugar-laden ice cream for one of these smarter—and just as delicious—low-cal scoops. minty fresh We love the large chocolate chunks in this classic combo. (Not a mint fan? Go for Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Bean instead.) Edy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip PER SERVING (½ cup): CAL 110, CARB 18 g (0 g fiber, 13 g sugars), FAT 3 g (2.5 g sat. fat), PRO 2 g, SODIUM 40 mg. perfect pair With generous cookie bits in every bite, nothing about this ice cream tastes diet. Breyers Delights Cookies & Cream PER SERVING (⅔ cup): CAL 110, CARB 24 g (0 g fiber, 9 g sugars), FAT 3 g (2 g sat. fat),…

2 min.
remake: your numbers

the problem Your doctor sets the same overwhelming health goal for you, year after year. the remake Use this woman’s method to set small, manageable goals that can break the cycle and lead to lasting results. “Life is like a mosaic painting.” TRY SARAH BROWN'S METHOD. SET A GOAL, THEN ASK YOURSELF: Why am I on this journey? Why is it important to me? How will I carry this forward to the next improvement? THE CRISIS Sarah Brown’s husband of 34 years died of complications from diabetes in 2014. “I thought, ‘maybe I’m next,’” she says. Like him, she had been diagnosed a decade earlier, put on medication, and told to lose 50 pounds. “I was busy and I had three kids and a husband,” she says. “I just took the medicine. Every year the doctor told me I had to…

2 min.
remake: your soda habit

the problem You reach for soda, even though it’s on your “avoid” list. the remake Satisfy your fizz-fix and cut down on added sugars with this simple, make-at-home formula. HOMEMADE IS HEALTHIER Soda is packed with sugar, preservatives, and artificial colors, and has been linked to both obesity and diabetes. And diet soda isn’t any healthier. “Artificial sweeteners in diet soda have been extremely controversial, and long-term health and safety isn’t yet determined,” says Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, a dietitian in New York City and co-author of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure. When you make your own seltzer-based soda, you have complete control over the ingredients, so you can keep the sugar content in check. Plus, it’s easy. “After you’ve done it once, it becomes even easier,” says Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, also a New York-based dietitian and…