By Jack Challem
By now you know that people with diabetes have a higher than average risk of developing coronary heart disease, so it's especially important to maintain normal levels of cholesterol, the umbrella term for different types of fat found in your blood.But drugs aren't the only option for keeping cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check. Some foods and supplements work almost as well as meds -- and without any risk of side effects.
Zucchini Stuffed Artichokes Mediterranean Catch Casa Dressing Banana Oat Muffins Chicken Tostadas Sweet Mango Chutney Cheese Spread Moroccan Lentil & Vegetable Soup Low-fat French Toast Sticks Turkey Mushroom Marsala Mac 'n' Cheese with Chili
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...