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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If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we...
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we created a helpful breakdown for what a typical breakfast would include following five popular diabetes weight loss diets, plus the nutrition information for each plan. See how The Diabetes Breakthrough, Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean diet, and Nutrisystem D compare.
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers...
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers need to be. But what about friends and family? Do they know their blood sugar numbers? Could they be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? An estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes—but only 11 percent know it. Diabetic Living wants to change that statistic by raising awareness.  
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook...
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook with fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. Use this chart as a handy reference for spotting, buying, and storing the best produce to ensure delicious dishes all year round.
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'...
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'll tutor you on which numbers matter most and ways to improve them, including A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other tests and checks to protect your health and detect early signs diabetes complications.
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe...
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe to try, don't miss our bake sale-inspired recipes that include Caramel-Cheese Crazy Corn, Cherry-Berry Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip-Almond Biscotti, Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats, and a refreshing Strawberry-Lime Cooler. Plus, get fun and easy packaging instructions and designer labels! 
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
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