Diabetes: Diabetic Nutrition Information & Fitness Resources

Welcome to NutrActive's section of the site dedicated to providing you with helpful resources. While eating nutritious and living an active lifestyle are important habits for everyone, people with diabetes really need to understand how nutrition and activity can help them take control of their lives. Below you will find some very useful sites which will help educate you on how to manage life with diabetes. Complications may be prevented with good, consistent lifestyle habits. Type II diabetes can even be reversed! Please spend time learning what changes you can make to improve this sometimes devastating condition.

Diabetes Public Health Resources -
National Center for Chronic Disease (CDC) Prevention and Health Promotion

Are you at risk? Learn about diabetes and pre-diabetes. Keep informed about the latest releases from CDC on Diabetes and related topics. The latest on the collection, analysis and interpretation of diabetes data. Resources for preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes can be found at (new tab will open):

Diabetes and Heart Disease: Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Don Kain discusses the impact of diabetes on heart disease and how healthy eating can prevent complications.

Children with Diabetes Online Community

Being diagnosed with diabetes is a life-changing event, and raising a child is an exciting and ongoing challenge made even more demanding when managing a chronic illness. The Children with Diabetes (CWD) Web site is a leading destination on the Internet for families dealing with diabetes, a Web resource for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, and is dedicated to helping you find the information and support you need and in caring for a child with diabetes at:
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How to Eat to Manage Diabetes

Do you know how to manage diabetes through food? As any person living with diabetes knows, a normal life contains challenges that must be managed in order to live safely and happily. Through 4 easy-to-learn tips, Phyllisa Deroze, a patient advocate for type 2 diabetes, shows you how.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

About one in four people with diabetes donít know they have the disease. An estimated 84.1 million Americans aged 18 years or older have prediabetes. NIDDK's National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) translates the latest science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable. Visit the following link for featured topics related to diabetes and learn the basics on how to handle diabetes including diet and physical activity. The link will open up a new tab in your browser:

The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Diabetics:
What to Eat & Avoid with Diabetes

This video shows you how to navigate the grocery store aisle when you're on a diabetic diet. It's not just about buying low sugar and low glycemic foods, you have to look at the other ingredients and make sure they are nutrient dense. It's also important to eat non-inflammatory foods when you have diabetes, otherwise your cholesterol can spike.

The Diabetes Network

The Diabetes Network provides extensive diabetes information, the latest research findings and great discounts on diabetes products. Visit the Diabetes Mall for great discounts on books, gram scales and many of your favorite blood glucose test strips. Join the forum for great discussions on many diabetes related topics.

Five Diet Tips for Diabetes

If you have diabetes, must you really avoid carbohydrates? Is consuming more fruits and vegetables always healthy? What is the difference between plant-based and animal-based carbohydrates? Find out in this video!

Diabetes Research Institute

A recognized world leader in cure-focused diabetes research, pioneering new cell-based therapies to restore insulin production. Whatís new in diabetes research? How can you better cope with diabetes in your daily life? Go to (new tab will open):

Diabetes & Exercise: Decide to Move

Learn how exercise can help people with type 2 diabetes. Hear from patients and experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

The award-winning social network for people with type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump - each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. You can locate a support group in your area, visit:

Can Exercise Cure Diabetes?
The short answer ... yes. Watch for full explanation.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF)

An Organization for People Who Live with Diabetes Every Day. DRWF promotes public education about the causes, prevention, and treatment of diabetes and its complications and provides services.

How to Manage Diabetes with Exercise

Do you know how to manage type 2 diabetes with exercise? And are you sneaking activity into your day when possible? This video presents some tips for you. Christian Pedersen teaches Physical Education to Danish primary-school children. He has lived with type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. In this video, he shares 5 tips on how to promote health and well-being through exercise.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

The ADA leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. Helpful sections of the site include "Are You at Risk", "Diabetes Basics", "Living with Diabetes", "Food & Fitness", and "In My Community". All sections are full of information and resources to help you control diabetes and not let it control you. Clicking on the following link opens a new tab. Get educated now and find the support you've been seeking at:

How to Manage Diabetes and Stress

Do you know how to stay mentally healthy while living with diabetes? Do you have the necessary coping strategies to manage rising stress levels? Ken Tait is a certified psychotherapist living with type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. His 5 tips for promoting mental health, managing stress and enhancing general well-being are tried and tested Ė and easy to learn for anyone living with type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Resource

A growing list of 13,000+ Resources for diabetics.

16 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is High & 8 Diabetes Symptoms

The first thing that comes to mind for most people when the discussion of health and high blood sugar is brought up is diabetes. Itís an extremely dangerous and deadly condition, but long before the individual is diagnosed with it, the body gives away signs that their blood sugar level is very high. This will help us stay as healthy as possible.

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The information contained on this Web site is intended to help you better understand issues related to nutrition and exercise and help promote a healthy lifestyle. It is not intnded to replace the advice of a physician. If you read something on this site that contradicts what your physician tells you in any way, always follow your physician's advice. We advise you to consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program, especially if you have any serious medical conditions.