Diabetes Is Not Inevitable (Prediabetes)

As important as the first lesson in this topic is, the second lesson is even more so. Your child should understand that type 2 diabetes is, in many cases, a choice. This isn’t always true, of course — plenty of people with type 2 diabetes are slim and exercise a great deal. But for the […]

Herbs and Spices (Prediabetes)

There is no better way to add taste to your food (without adding a lot of salt) than to add herbs and spices. Fresh is best, but fresh herbs and spices don’t keep long so having a bunch of dried herbs and spices on hand makes great sense. Try them on different foods and see […]

Olive Oil (Prediabetes)

Many studies tout the benefits of eating the Mediterranean diet — the type of diet followed by people living around the Mediterranean Sea (the Spanish, French, Italians, and Greeks). Some scientists believe that the entire benefit of this diet hinges on the use of olive oil. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids as […]

Tomatoes (Prediabetes)

Tomatoes are one of the most delicious vegetables you can eat. There are so many varieties that they could easily fill a topic, but I prefer the heirloom varieties to the more modern tomato hybrids. Don’t buy tomatoes in the winter, when they come from thousands of miles away, are exceedingly expensive, and are not […]

Proteins (Prediabetes)

You can get your protein from a variety of sources, which I cover in this section. Fresh meat, fish, and poultry Unless they are frozen, meat, fish, and poultry do not keep very well. You should buy these items the day you plan to eat them. They are, of course, the most expensive way to […]

Berries, Apples, and Other Non-starchy Fruits (Prediabetes)

One of my favorite times of year is the berry season. It begins about June and continues until the fall. During that time you have a choice of raspberries, strawberries, loganberries, currants, gooseberries, cranberries, lingonberries, and my granddaughter’s favorite: blueberries. A cup of berries packs a lot nutrition and fiber for very few kilocalories (less […]

Green Vegetables (Prediabetes)

Salad is more than just lettuce and tomatoes. Creative chefs have turned salads into a main course. If you do start with lettuce, choose a dark variety because it contains more nutrients. Here are a variety of greens for your kitchen that will provide a variety of nutrients: ‘ Arugula, also known as rocket or […]

(More Than) Ten Staples to Keep in Your Kitchen (Prediabetes)

In This Topic – Enjoying vegetables ► Staying strong with protein ► Finishing with fruit ► Garnishing with herbs and spices It’s a lot easier to eat the foods that are good for you if they are easily available to you. And it’s a lot easier to avoid the foods that are bad for you […]

I'm On My Own (Prediabetes)

The fact is that lots of people want to help you, starting with your family. They need to be engaged in making the right kinds of foods and helping you to make the right choices. Often, if one member of a family is obese and has prediabetes, several other family members have the same problem. […]

I Have to Buy Special Machines to Monitor My Status (Prediabetes)

Most of these machines have the same value as the supplements I describe in the preceding section. (In other words, not much.) You really need only two machines to evaluate your medical status: a glucose meter and a blood pressure cuff. If you have prediabetes, you want to occasionally check your blood glucose to make […]