Health Information

Eating Healthy

  • Healthy Cooking Tips for People with Diabetes

    Steam vegetables in low-fat broth or water, and use vegetable oil spray instead of oil, shortening, or butter.

  • Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices

    Understanding how food affects blood glucose is the first step in managing diabetes. And following a diabetes meal plan can help keep you on track.

  • Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes

    Alcohol can lower blood sugar levels to the point of hypoglycemia. Keep careful track of your blood sugar levels when drinking alcohol, because certain diabetes medicines also lower blood glucose levels.

  • Sodium and People with Diabetes

    People with diabetes are encouraged to limit the sodium in their diets to help prevent or to control high blood pressure.

  • Emotional Eating: How to Cope

    Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

  • Nutrition Facts Labels and Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, eating the right foods is your foundation for staying healthy. Reading the Nutrition Facts labels on foods is an important part of this mission.