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Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

Updated Articles and Resources

By Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Fructosamine Test Created: Monday, November 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be familiar with the A1c test, which measures your average blood glucose levels over two or three months. Did you know that there is another test used to track ...
    • What Is an Insulin Patch Pump? Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The V-Go - a disposable insulin delivery system - no more pens, vials, or syringes.
    • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma (HHNKC) Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma (HHNKC) is an extremely serious complication of type 2 diabetes, most often occurring in those who are non-insulin dependent. HHNKC is caused by severely ...
    • Splenda Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Splenda is a sugar substitute option that has been found to have little effect on blood sugar. Splenda is made from the FDA-approved artificial sweetener, sucralose. While filling your pantry with ...
    • Diabetes Without Symptoms Is Still Diabetes Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one-quarter to one-third don’t know it. How can so many individuals be u...
    • Ketosis Created: Thursday, November 16, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Ketosis is a natural process that occurs when fats are converted into energy by the body -- usually when there is not enough glucose (carbohydrates) to provide for the body's energy needs.
    • Euglycemia Created: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Euglycemia describes a normal level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is necessary for the body, especially the brain, to function properly.
    • A1c Test Created: Monday, December 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The A1c test (also known as HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin or glycosylated hemoglobin) is a blood test that correlates with a person’s average blood glucose level over a span of a few months. The...
    • How to Deal with Easter Candy Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Top 3 Easter candy options for people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes and Easter Candy.
    • 4 Surprising Foods You Should Avoid with Type 2 Diabetes Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      4 foods you should avoid if you have type 2 diabetes.
    • Diabetes and Salt Intake - Created: Sunday, June 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is your daily salt intake? If you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to watch the amount of salt you eat everyday. Diabetes can put you at increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular ...
    • Diabetes and Gastroparesis Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Type 2 diabetes and gastroparesis are a common combination. Learn how common this is as well as causes, complications, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and special considerations."
    • Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes Created: Thursday, August 24, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Prediabetes means that the cells in your body are becoming insulin resistant and your blood glucose levels are higher than they should be. Diabetes symptoms can appear with prediabetes. Metabolic s...
    • Type 1 Diabetes Created: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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.
    • Eggplant Carbs and Glycemic Index Created: Friday, August 07, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Type 2 diabetes requires a healthy diet with an eye towards lower carb, lower glycemic index foods for good management. When checking out produce for healthy additions to your diet, don't forget th...
    • What to Know About Simple and Complex Carbohydrates Created: Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      There are two different kinds of carbohydrates - simple and complex. If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that carbohydrates matter. Although carbohydrates are necessary for a healthy diet, eating...
    • Easy Healthy Snacks Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that nutrition is very important. Browse through this list of snacks. Pick your favorites or invent some new ones.
    • What to Eat for Breakfast When You Have Diabetes Created: Friday, October 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sometimes it also the hardest meal to put together, especially if you work. Add diabetes to the mix, and figuring out what to eat can be downright i...
    • 5 Great Diabetic Brown-Bag Lunch Ideas Created: Monday, August 23, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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    • 10 Diabetic Gift Basket Food Ideas Created: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Here are 10 diabetes-friendly food items to include in a gift basket or Christmas stocking along with tips on how to package them.
    • List of Starchy Vegetables Created: Monday, February 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 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 to Take Care of Your Feet with Type 2 Diabetes Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      How to take care of your feet when you have Type 2 diabetes. Podiatrists and type 2 diabetes, comprehensive foot exams.
    • How Does Your Doctor Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes? Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 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.
    • Get Your Diabetes Shoes Today Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Diabetes foot disease and diabetes shoes. How do you know if you are eligible for diabetes shoes.
    • What's the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbohydrates? Created: Friday, December 01, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Simple carbohydrates are also called simple sugars. Simple sugar can be just what the name implies, the sugar in your sugar bowl. Complex carbohydrates are also known as starches. Grains such as br...
    • Signs and Symptoms of Early Diabetes Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      View a detailed list of signs and symptoms of early diabetes. It can take years for type 2 diabetes to develop into what is considered a full-blown disease. Damage can be done to the body even before a diagnosis can be made. It is important to know and recognize early diabetes symptoms as soon as possible to gain control of this disease and minimize or prevent future complications.
    • Best Lunch Choices for Diabetes Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Diabetes meal planning. Diabetes lunch choices.
    • Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Common risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. How to determine if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
    • Type 2 Diabetes Created: Thursday, August 17, 2006 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 21 million Americans. 90% to 95% of all people diagnosed with the disease have type 2 diabetes. Are you diabetic? Although type 2 diabetes is not always caused by obesity, being overweight is still a risk factor for developing the disease.
    • Continuous Glucose Monitor Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Continuous Glucose Monitors, how to recognize high and low blood sugars. Hypoglycemia unawareness.
    • All You Need to Know About Hypoglycemia Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Symptoms of low blood sugar. How to prevent and treat low blood sugar.
    • Every Resource You Need to Eat Healthy with Diabetes Created: Sunday, March 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Diabetes Meal Planning, diabetes cook books, diabetes dining out tips, diabetes guide for healthy eating, diabetes easy recipes.

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