7 tips for living well with diabetes (1/7)

Life with diabetes should be full and satisfying. Try these surprising tips for controlling blood sugar and weight, and making healthy lifestyle choices

quenching hunger

1. Quench a craving

High blood sugar can suppress your sense of thirst, fooling you into thinking you’re hungry when all you really need is a drink. The next time you get a between-meal craving, have a glass of water and wait 20 minutes. If the urge to eat doesn’t subside, you’re legitimately hungry. Have a few apple slices dipped in peanut butter or some other healthful snack.

Tip: Sip a fruity black tea, either hot or iced. Besides hydrating you, there’s some evidence that black tea aids in controlling blood sugar.

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Vegetarian paella

A wonderfully rich and satisfying dish, this vegetarian version of a classic is a great way to introduce your family to tofu, which is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Serve hot with a tomato salad.