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Heart-Healthy Living

There is a link between diabetes and heart disease, but with some healthy lifestyle changes you can reduce your risk. Improve diabetes control and your heart health at the same time with our practical tips and delicious recipes.

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From must-try dinners to diabetes-friendly desserts, these heart...
From must-try dinners to diabetes-friendly desserts, these heart-healthy recipes are packed with power foods that boast cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering benefits. Each heart-smart recipe has been tuned to keep fat, cholesterol, and sodium in check without sacrificing substance or flavor. Eating healthfully never tasted so good!
Our savory and satisfying low-sodium diabetic recipes make...
Our savory and satisfying low-sodium diabetic recipes make limiting salt and sodium a snap. We specially picked these yummy meals with 140 mg of sodium or less per serving.
Trying to lighten up your cooking? These quick and easy cooking...
Trying to lighten up your cooking? These quick and easy cooking techniques from our Test Kitchen bring great taste to any recipe--with little added calories, fat, and sodium.
Eating well doesn't mean skimping on flavor. With these...
Eating well doesn't mean skimping on flavor. With these scrumptious low-fat diabetic recipes, you can enjoy all of your favorite dishes without the fat. We've specially picked these yummy dinners with 3 g of fat or less per serving.
Keep your heart healthy and your hunger satisfied with these...
Keep your heart healthy and your hunger satisfied with these tasty low-cholesterol diabetic recipes. All of our delicious recipes have less than 20 mg of cholesterol per serving, so start cooking!
People with diabetes are at high risk of developing abnormal...
People with diabetes are at high risk of developing abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, which can put them at risk for heart disease. To help prevent, delay, or care for existing abnormal cholesterol levels, try these lifestyle tips, plus talk to your health care provider about medication options.

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Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes...
Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes for roasting a variety of veggies make for heathy sides and meals that are easy (and fast!) to make.
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat...
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat sheet. It's your go-to guide for keeping important notes, results, and changes to your diabetes management routine before, during, and after your appointment. Fill out the first section of this cheat sheet, and bring it along to your next visit.
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do...
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do activities you love. Take our quick quiz to see what workouts fit best with your personality and lifestyle.
It's difficult to remember all the things you're...
It's difficult to remember all the things you're concerned about during your 10 or so minutes with a doctor. But once you lie down in bed and put your feet under the covers, it's hard to forget the tingling pain in your toes. Print this Where It Hurts Worksheet to write down when and where you feel any sort of numbness, pain, tingling, or burning. Bring the sheet to your next checkup to discuss with your health care provider.
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your ...
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your diabetes care information is handy. Share with health care providers as necessary, especially in cases of hospitalization.
What does it mean to take control of diabetes? Taking control of...
What does it mean to take control of diabetes? Taking control of diabetes means not letting diabetes control you. Diabetic Living provides the tools you need to live your best. Find helpful resources to record your numbers and keep track of target goals. Start a food journal or create a shopping list to make healthful choices from grocery aisle to dinner table. Plus, we offer charts to keep track of medications, meal plans, exercise, and much more. Go ahead! Take control now!