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

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Red Potatoes have less starch than white

Red Potatoes are usually creamier and have less starch then white potatoes. Red also has more nutrition, vitamin C and potassium and lots of fiber.
One medium potato contains only 110 calories and is 99 percent fat free! Add yogurt instead of sour cream or butter

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Magnesium is Good For Diabetes

Magnesium protects us against heart disease, lowering blood pressure, protecting against diabetes preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and improving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Magnesium supplements also strengthen muscles and work with calcium to ensure strong bones and protect ...

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Stabilze blood sugar

Always have 2 ounces of protein such as meat, turkey, poltry, fish, tuna, an egg, cheese or greek yogurt to each meal to stabilize blood sugar....you will feel great even if you are not pre-diabetic or diabetic......Barley is rich in magnesium and balances blood glucose also. Make some Barley Soup.<...

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Broccoli for diabetes

People with diabetes are five times more likely to die from a cardiovascular event than those without diabetes, Some vegetables may protect and even reverse the damaging effects of diabetes on the heart, one good vegetable to eat is broccoli. Those little trees are good for you. Don't underestimate...

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DRY MOUTH

Biotene Toothpaste helps dry mouth tremendously. I use Colgate Total in the AM and Biotene at night. They also have mouthwash, oral gel for nightime, and gum. The gel is great. Forget the gum it's expensive and Orbit sugar free does the same thing. Toothpaste is about 5.50 at Walmart.

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Best Pasta Choice

Dreamfield's Pasta has only 5 digestable carbs. I measure out 2 ounces and add Tuna or chicken, or Lawry's Spaghetti Sauce which has only 2grams of sugar and 6 grams of carbs. Freeze left over sauce.

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Want sugar but no chemicals???- try this instead!

My dietitian is REALLY against artificial sweeteners like Splenda and such but she isn't against Stevia!

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For Us Snow Bunnies, Be Careful Shoveling the Snow ! ! !

For us that live in the North, shoveling snow is inevitable.
Take your BS test before shoveling and after. Be Careful and Watch your levels and eat or medicate accordingly.
Have Fun Making a Snow Angel while you're out there ! ! !

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Steady Blood Glucose

I find by just walking 30-45 minutes five days a week helps keep my blood glucose levels intact.

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A new way to look at insulin resistance

I was recently told I am insulin resistant and have some decreased liver function,as a result. My doctor told me to lose 10 pounds (I could easily lose 100 ;) . I am a big sweets eater and it was very hard for me to moderate the amount I would eat...it was all or nothing (usually all).
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