The Importance of Physical Activity

The evidence is growing and is more convincing than ever! People of all ages who are generally inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming active at a moderate-intensity on a regular basis. Regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of dying of coronary heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, and decreases… [Continue]

Importance of Physical Activity for Diabetics

Healthy Eating Guidelines for Juvenile Diabetes

A daily insulin injection is required to manage type 1 diabetes in children but it is not the only management strategy.  The diet plan that goes along with the daily insulin requirements is just as important and needs to be planned accordingly.  Consistency in meal times, portion sizes, and food groups are the keys to… [Continue]

Food, Children, and FIber

Protein’s Affect on Blood Sugar Levels

Much the same as fiber, eating quality protein with your snacks and meals can have a positive affect on your blood sugar levels.  By combining protein and carbohydrates you will slow the digestions of the carbohydrates in your body.  This slowing down will prevent your blood sugar from spiking as the result of too many… [Continue]

Protein in Diabetic Diets