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Living With Diabetes Secrets

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

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Two year cancer survivor and still positive

I bring my snacks with me so that if I get hungry or delayed at an appointment or meeting, I have a nutritious snack that won't spike my blood sugar.

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Controling blood sugar levels

I have had diabetes for 12 years. It's no fun, but it is livable. I watch everything I eat. Mostly I watch carbs. That's what makes my sugar go up. I also eat every 3 hours to make sure my sugar doesn't go down too low. Cinnamon lowers your blood sugar naturally. I also drink a lot of water instead ...

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Test - DON'T Guess ! ! !

It is so important to test your BS to know where you stand thu out the day. Pre-eating, while exercising, before driving, bed time etc. Pick your strategy and TEST. Feel Funny...TEST.
I know test strips can get expensive and some insurances limit how many you can use each day. For those of you...

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Benefits of Flaxseed and Cinnamon

Ground flaxseed and cinnamon will help lower your blood sugar and your triglycerides. Try a daily breakfast shake with oatmeal, flaxseed, cinnamon, fruit (banana, apple, papaya, whatever) , water and skim milk in the blender. Tastes good and will definitely lower your numbers!

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Hard Skinned Discoloured Elbows and Knees

My Elbows and Knees were developing hard patches of dry scaly skin due to ageing.My daughter-in-Law Maithili is a Dermatologist/Cosmetologist and I consulted her for my problem.She suggested gently massaging the trouble spots with any good quality rich,nourishing Foot Cream----only till the Cream g...

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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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