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

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cinnamon

Cinnamon sticks have recently found their role in lowering the blood sugar level in the natural way by lowering insulin resistance..i read this on web MD but cannot recall the link..

- Submitted by DRASADAF 9/5/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments

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Walk It Off ! ! !

Walk It Off!
Cooler fall weather is ideal for starting a walking program besides the weight-loss benefits, you'll reduce stress, Lower your Blood Sugar and lower your risk of heart disease. Get out and Enjoy the Autumn Weather for Your Health ! ! !


- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 9/4/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments

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Vegetarian eating for diabetics

I found that no matter how focussed I was on my eating my blood glucose levels were too high. Once I started eating a vegetarian diet I saw dramatic decreases over the next few weeks.
Once I began eating a vegan diet even more dramatic results occurred. An added bonus was the excellent weight loss without even needing to change exercise levels as well.

- Submitted by DPEGUS 9/3/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments

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Low sugar while out walking

When I go for a long walk with my baby, I always bring an emergency source of sugar. I like bringing a juice box. It's refreshing and gets the job done!

- Submitted by CRISTINALICIA 9/1/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments

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Hypos

I take yogurt apricots with me. The sugar is fast acting if you have a hypo attack and the raisins give you enrgy.

- Submitted by FUTUREHOPE49 8/31/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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What the Doctor Says Isn't True for Me

I'm Finding that what my Dr. said isn't True for Me...I was told to eat 45 carbs at each of my 3 meals and 15 for my 3 snacks. My numbers did come down but not where they should be. I dropped my carb count to under 100 per day and now my numbers are much lower. Everyone is Different I guess...

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 8/31/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 8 Comments

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Record your insulin use

Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.
Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it works hardest and how long it lasts.
Look for patterns of high and low blood glucose then make adjustments so that you are within the target range most of the time.

- Submitted by TEAMDIABETES 8/26/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments

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Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.

Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after.
Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low.
While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose, stop the car, treat the low and wait 45 - 60 minutes before driving again.

- Submitted by TEAMDIABETES 8/25/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments

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Corn Syrup

I just cannot believe what Corn Syrup and Sugar Free does to me. I was not able to loose weight or stop my sugars from spiking. I started SparkPeople (WHICH IS A GREAT TOOL!!!) but had to eat mostly protein and Veggies with little Fruit. A 1/2 slice of bread would cause a 50 point spike. Now with experimenting for 3 months by eliminating any product with Corn Syrup; eating Pasta, Pizza, a Real Sandwich, Fruit my sugars are stable for a Type II but I did gain 11 lbs with all the eating I did.

- Submitted by CC0007 8/23/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 4 Comments

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Take magical steps towards your miracle

I used to kick myself for what I should have eaten or should have done. Spark People has changed me. Now I imagine every positive step I take towards being healthy as magical.
-take my meds or do a blood sugar test
-choose a fiber rich snack
-go for a walk
-make a post on a Spark People thread
Some days I "run a marathon of steps" and some days are just one or two "baby steps" but they all mattter! They all add up. Look for an opportunity and run with it!
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- Submitted by JUSTYNA7 8/21/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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