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

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Diabetes and Depression

Depression Feeling down once in a while is normal. But some people feel a sadness that just won't go away. Life seems hopeless. Feeling this way most of the day for two weeks or more is a sign of serious depression. Does Diabetes Cause Depression? At any given time, most people with diabetes do not ...

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Stuff yourself full of the good stuff!

Keeping my blood sugar stable just doesn't happen without planning. It starts in the grocery store. I keep to the outside edges of the store, where the non-processed food is. I fill my cart with "the good stuff"-- green vegetables, eggplant, mushrooms, and onions. And lots of salad. For me the tr...

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Sugar can be as addictive as any lethal drug

Like any lethal drug, it only takes 1 spoonful of sugar to get a person craving for it, and it's as damaging as any lethal drug, but in a more hidden aspect. Trying to wean oneself off sugar can be equally as hard as any other drug, but it's well worth it in the end.

Watch out for sugars in ...

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LCHF and IF for Blood Sugar Control

Since I started on a low carbohydrate nutrition plan with plenty of healthy fats, I have been able to be off diabetes meds and am having wonderful success with keeping my blood glucose levels in range. This style of eating is contrary to the Standard American Diet guidelines, but is working very w...

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Nearly Half of American Adults Are Pre-Diabetic or Diabetic

Nearly Half of American Adults Are Pre-Diabetic or Diabetic


Up to 14 percent of the American population had type 2 diabetes, and as much as 38 percent were pre-diabetic. This suggests about HALF of all American adults are either pre-diabetic or diabetic.1,2

At least 20 percent of t...

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Low Carb Eating

I had great trouble maintaining stable blood glucose for years and was eventually put on injected insulin a few years ago. As soon as I injected insulin my weight went up, something that is pretty normal, apparently. It's extremely difficult to keep excess weight off when on insulin. Insulin is the ...

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Water, Water, and more water!

Today's Spark Coach challenge was to post a tip about water, and I saw another members questions dealing with water, so I decided to pitch in a few things she'd already been told and a little tip or two maybe she hadn't heard. She was already at goal weight (LUCKY GIRL!) and was struggling to get 8...

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Inspired By Mum

. This picture is my mum two years ago. This year on 26th January this year I visited my mum in her care home, she has vascular dementure, as she lay in her bed unable to communicate, being injected with ins...

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No Diabetic Meds

LOW CARB. I can't say low carb enough. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in August 2014. I was 53 years old. I weighed 273 pounds. The heaviest I have EVER been. I have been "heavy" most of my life. I have been off of Metformin for a year now, and off of blood pressure and cholesterol medi...

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Track, Exercise, Drink

I'm what they call a good diabetic. I used to take
medicine for my diabetes. I went on Weight Watchers, my Blood Sugar started bottoming out. My Dr. told me to quit taking my diabetic
medicine. The medicine for diabetes I took was a pill & a injection. Not insulin. So I quit taking all
my...

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