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Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes Prevention and Management

What is a Plant-Based Diet? Plant-based diets are increasingly becoming popular, but the number of people eating plant-based foods is still relatively low and a majority of the world population continues to eat more meat than generally recommended (1).  A plant-based diet, different from veganism or vegetarianism, includes all foods that are derived from plants,Continue reading “Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes Prevention and Management”

What is Resistant Starch?

What is Resistant Starch? Written by: Brandy Ireland, Dietetic Intern Let’s start off with what starches are in general. Rapidly digestible starches are found in high amounts in starchy foods such as potatoes and bread that are cooked by moist heat. This type of starch is converted into glucose within 20 minutes from the startContinue reading “What is Resistant Starch?”

What is the Link Between Diabetes and Depression?

Written by: Alicia Rodrigo-Miller, Dietetic Intern Does Diabetes Increase the Risk of Depression? Depression is defined as a group of conditions associated with the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood and can present itself in a number of ways (1). Depression can range from mild to severe and often shows up as feelings ofContinue reading “What is the Link Between Diabetes and Depression?”

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid? Alpha Lipoic Acid, better known as ALA, is a naturally occurring sulfur-containing compound found in the human body. It plays a major role in helping with energy production within the mitochondria, which are our energy-producing cells (1). It has been a topic of interest as of late due to it’sContinue reading “Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetic Neuropathy”

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