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

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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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Working in my Yard and Garden I LOVE It ! ! !

I Love It ! ! ! It's now the time to start cleaning out the garden, pulling out plants, planting fall crops, or planting something to energize your garden for next year. Also, the time to rake leaves. Get out and Enjoy the Fall Cool Temps and Get Healthy....Exercise No Matter how small helps your...

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St.Dalfour Jams

These Jams are made with Grape Juice instead of Sugar and are recommended by the French Diabetes Association.This method of preserving Fruit was devised during the First World war by the present owner's Grand Mother due to the shortage of Sugar---since they had extensive Fruit Orchards and Vineyards...

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Fruits and Veggies

Good Morning All, I'm finding out that I cannot eat Fruits and Veggies after lunch...It brings my numbers to high if I eat them for dinner or for an evening snack. And that includes my favorite, Apple Cidar ! ! !

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Carry a small pack of sugar everywhere you go.

My mother lives with diabetes every day. It is a scary thing when someone you love has extreme highs or lows in their sugar. One thing I learned, is to keep a sugar pack on hand everywhere you go. If your blood sugar drops, and your teeth lock, a family member or friend can take the sugar and pou...

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