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

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Protect Your Coffee's Antioxidants with This Serving Style

You could be putting a stranglehold on coffee's health perks by stirring in the wrong stuff. So consider these rules: no nondairy creamer, and go easy on the sweet stuff.
Blood tests then showed that levels of chlorogenic acids (CGAs) -- antioxidants in coffee that may play a role in the brew's b...

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Insulin and Cholesterol Levels

I had heart problems before I was diagnosed with Diabetes & my Bad cholesterol was over 300, with total cholesterol close to 400 (sometimes over), & my Good cholesterol was very low (often less than 40).
My diabetes progressed to the point where I needed to start taking Insulin & the next time I ...

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SparkPeople, Diabetes & The Spark Guy

Yesterday Chris started a thread on Having Fun Reaching Your Goals. I thought it was a perfect time to Thank Him for our Diabetes Mgmnt Program & to ask him when the new improvements would take place. He said they are working on it very diligently and he know's the importance of it, but has no id...

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Nobody ever got in trouble from eating their veggies

Those were the words from my dietican when I discoved I had diabetes. She set up a "diet" for me of 4 carb choices a meal, giving me 5 for dinner and 2 for snacks. She told me not to include veggies (unless they are the starchy ones) in my total because nobody got introuble for eating them :)

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How Dangerous Is a Sugar Binge?

Q: I am a type 2 diabetic on medication metformin and Glucobay. If I go on an occasional sugar binge, will I suffer from any serious immediate side effects, e.g., a stroke or a heart attack? And will there be any long-term damage? See the link below for the entire answer...

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Blood sugar

The key to keeping blood sugar levels in tact is by watching the amount of carb intake. Since I have been counting carbs, I have been able to lower my insuling dosage.

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Controlling Diabetes With Exercise (Article from Living with Diabetes)

Exercise is important for everyone, but it can be especially important for your health if you have diabetes. People who exercise regularly are better able to control their diabetes, thereby reducing their risk of diabetes complications. See link below for article.

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High sugars? Excercise!

Now that I have regularly been using my elliptical, I've noticed my numbers are looking good. In fact, I've had to cut down on my medications to avoid them from dropping too low. Wow! So my advice is to get out there and sweat your butt off!

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Type 2 Diabetes: Can You Eat Sweets?

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis does not mean you must forgo sweets forever. Careful carbohydrate counting, a sugar substitute or two, and changes in portion sizes can keep your sweet tooth happy. See the Link Below...

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Carbs a good

Counting carbs you can control sugar much lower I now is hard but is your health I ate bread only once a day one slice with something diet sweet my plate is most veg. Lately sugar is less than 100

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