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Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

Updated Articles and Resources

By Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Diabetes and Vacation Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Diabetes and vacation - how to enjoy yourself when your on vacation. Take a "mini" break from your diabetes.
    • Diabetes and Snack Bars Created: Sunday, August 03, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014
      Snack bars - when to eat them and which ones to choose. Snack bars and diabetes - gluten free, non-GMO, high fiber, low-glycemic index.
    • Nutrition Therapy and Gastroparesis Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Gastroparesis and diabetes - the importance of nutrition in the management of gastroparesis; nutrition and it's impact on blood sugars.
    • Diabetes and Plantains Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Plantains - Carbohydrate Content, Nutritional Value and Healthy Ways to Prepare Plantains
    • Afreeza - Inhaled Insulin Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Afreeza - Inhaled Insulin. Afreeza - advancements in diabetes medicine - how and when to use it.
    • Dreamfields Pasta - A Hoax? Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Dreamfields pasta settles a class action suit. What you should know about this product.
    • Levemir® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Levemir® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen - the first pen device with a no push extension.
    • 4 Benefits of Keeping a Log Book Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      The benefits of blood sugar testing and diabetes. Blood glucose testing can help to prevent and detect low and high blood sugar, adjust medicines, lose weight and regulate blood sugars.
    • Top Warning Signs of Diabetes Created: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes share many of the same signs and symptoms. If you notice frequent urination, excessive thirst, unusual fatigue, unexplained weight loss, numbness or tingling of the extremities, blurred vision, dry or itchy skin, recurrent infections, and cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal, you may have diabetes.
    • Extreme Temperatures and Diabetes Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      High temperatures and storage of insulin and blood sugar strips - summer and diabetes supplies - storage
    • Guidelines for Successful Pen Device Use Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Tips for proper insulin pen or GLP-1 injectable pen use; a guide on how to prevent dosing problems.
    • Five Apps You Want to Know About if You Have Diabetes Created: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Top five apps for diabetes, functions include: blood glucose control and logging, diabetic recipes, weight management, carbohydrate counting.
    • What Should You Do if You Have Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes? Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Prediabetes, how to prevent diabetes, what to eat if I have prediabetes.
    • Continuous Glucose Monitor Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Continuous Glucose Monitors, how to recognize high and low blood sugars. Hypoglycemia unawareness.
    • Not Quite a Buffalo Wing but Close Created: Friday, July 13, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Eating authentic Buffalo wings can add a lot of fat and calories to your day. How can you enjoy this spicy treat and still stay on your diet? Make this tender spicy chicken recipe that satisfies ev...
    • Diabetes and Surgery: Post-Op Concerns Created: Friday, August 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Get all your bases covered by being prepared for the risks associated with diabetes and surgery. People with Type 2 diabetes needing an operation have a higher chance for complications.There is a p...
    • Healthy Lunch Choices with Diabetes Created: Monday, November 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Sometimes figuring out what to eat for lunch is hard, especially if you have type 2 diabetes. All of a sudden, the things you used to like to eat, are on the forbidden list. What are some healthy l...
    • Diabetes and Diabetic Ketoacidosis Created: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      A serious complication of diabetes is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). What are the symptoms, treatment and prevention strategies for diabetic ketoacidosis?
    • What You Need to Know about Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Testing Created: Friday, August 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      If you are pregnant, your obstetrician has probably told you that you will need gestational diabetes testing. Gestational diabetes testing is an important part of routine prenatal care."
    • Strawberries - Carb Counts and Health Benefits of Strawberries Created: Saturday, April 11, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      When you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to keep track of how many carbs you're eating. Even though there's nothing like that first taste of a fresh strawberry in the spring, it's still good t...
    • Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Created: Monday, October 23, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      How being overweight or obese makes you more prone to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Eating out with diabetes can be stressful. Restaurants are in the business of selling food, not helping you stick to your diet -- so when you're eating out you'll see, smell and hear about foods that you'd probably like to eat.
    • Peripheral Edema and Diabetes Created: Friday, August 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Learn the facts about peripheral edema and diabetes such as the causes, signs, symptoms and what to do about it. Peripheral edema is the collection of fluid in the feet, ankles, and legs. Periphera...
    • Benefits of Sweet Potatoes Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      After you check out the benefits of sweet potatoes, you may decide to make them much more than just a holiday side dish! Sweet potatoes may help control blood sugar, eliminate heavy metals and free...
    • Glycemic Index Chart for Common Foods Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Perhaps you've heard of the glycemic index or glycemic diet. When you have type 2 diabetes, the name of the game is eating foods that don't spike your blood sugar. Counting carbs is one way to keep...
    • Got Diabetes? Eggs are Your Friends Created: Thursday, August 26, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Eggs are a really useful food to a diabetic meal plan, yet many diabetics worry about eating eggs since they contain cholesterol. While it is not uncommon for a type 2 diabetic to have other condit...
    • Diabetes and Skin Problems Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The link can be missed between diabetes and skin problems. You may have experienced one of these skin changes and did not realize it was caused by some component of your diabetes management. Lear...
    • Diet and Exercise Lowers Risk of Type 2 in People with Pre-diabetes Created: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      People diagnosed with prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing just 5 to 7 percent of their body weight and exercising regularly, accor...
    • Bananas Carbs - Carb Counts and Health Benefits of Bananas Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Wondering about carb counts and health benefits of bananas? If you're looking for a snack that's healthy, fat-free and satisfying, a banana is the perfect choice. It's a little higher in carbs than...
    • Type 1 Diabetes Created: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Type 1 diabetes is a completely different disease than Type 2. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.
    • List of Starchy Vegetables Created: Monday, February 20, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      A list of starchy vegetables and some information about why you need to pay attention to them when you have type 2 diabetes." itemprop="description">
    • How Does Your Doctor Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes? Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Do you have the signs of type 2 diabetes? How do you find out that you have diabetes? Often, because there may not be noticeable symptoms, the diagnosis is made during an annual physical or checkup.

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