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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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April is Stress Awareness Month: Diabetes & Stress



Stress and Diabetes

Since being diagnosed with diabetes last November, I've been struggling with keeping my numbers down. In researching articles on stress, I ran across several articles about th...

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My 2 best tips to keep my blood glucose numbers in range!

After my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes I began to walk each day to help me burn more calories. Those early days walks were really difficult because I was so over-weight, my joints and feet hurt due to Fibromyalgia, and breathing was often difficult.

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Take the time to do it right

I used to look for the shortest way to get anything done. That doesn't work with diabetes. You have to take the time to plan your meals, snacks and activities. it takes planning ahead to get in exercise that you enjoy. I enjoy walking and being outside. Working in my flower beds calms me the most an...

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You can still enjoy the tasty things of life

I was diagnosed with diabetes in December 2015 but did not accept it and come to terms with it until March 2016, which is when I started taking my medication and checking my levels consistently. I was more devastated at the fact that I had to prick my finger everyday, twice a day. And no one told me...

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Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose

Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose

Almost 10 percent of Americans have diabetes and that number is growing. Unfortunately, the myths surrounding diabetes are as widespread as the disorder itself. Here we debunk the most common diabetes myths.

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diabetes and sleep

People who have diabetes often have poor sleep habits, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people with diabetes get too much sleep, while others have problems getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 63% of American adults do not get enough sleep need...

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Keep Mind & Body Focused Away from Food

I had to radically alter my diet and eating habits to manage diabetes without meds. I was a habitual muncher and consoled myself with food when I was worried, upset, hurt, or even angry. No more. Now I keep my mind focused on anything besides the next bite of food, and stay in motion as much as poss...

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Don't give up!

Read as much as you can to learn all you need to know. It's a combination of diet, exercise and meds to keep your body healthy. They say 90% diet and 10% exercise... I am just learning how to exercise with diabetes, I was afraid to even go for a walk. Before I started the insulin, I would go out ...

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On the Road: Traveling With Diabetes


Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on August 23, 2016

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, a little extra effort before you leave can make your trip go more smoothly. Just like you plan where you’ll stay and check the weather at your destination, you can prep to keep up with your d...

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Medication is less

For 3 years I have been on the same amount of Metformin as the day I was told I was a type 2 diabetes . After losing 116 pounds, I finally got my meds cut in half! I didn't start Sparks until I had lost 39 pounds and I didn't really use it except to get recipes. Now I'm down 116 pounds and my docto...

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