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

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Spring Has Sprung...Walk Your Way to Lower Blood Sugar

Now that the weather has changed (for the most part) for the good, it's time to go outside and Enjoy this GREAT Weather...Go for a Quick Walk and see all that Mother Nature has going on for Us !
The trees are budding and the Spring Flowers are Blooming !!!!
Baby birds and baby ducks should be ...

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Motivating a Loved One With Type 2 Diabetes

Motivating a Loved One With Type 2 Diabetes

Living with a condition that requires constant monitoring, like type 2 diabetes, can be overwhelming, and denial is a common response for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. It is a lot easier to pretend nothing is wrong than it is to take the ste...

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5 Things to Do After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

5 Things to Do After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis


If you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, making changes may not be on your mind. You’re probably still processing the news. And when you start to come to terms with it, you may be flooded with a variety of emotions, none too help...

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Kitchen Tips for Diabetes-Friend
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Kitchen Tips for Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to trigger an overhaul of your kitchen — nor do you have to be a world class chef to enjoy modifications of the meals you love. What you will need is a little extra knowledge about the best ingredients and cooking me...

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Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, may cause more than physical problems. Dealing with a disease like type 2 diabetes means constantly being aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you live. And adjusting to life with diabetes does take effort. Yet ...

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Insulin: What You Need to Know

Insulin: What You Need to Know

Experts believe even more people with type 2 should take insulin to control blood glucose - the earlier, the better.

If you live long enough with type 2 diabetes, odds are good you'll eventually need insulin," says William Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE, assistant ...

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Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

With diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States — if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 —, health experts have been surveying various dietary options to prevent type...

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Stop the Progress of Prediabetes

Stop the Progress of Prediabetes

Nearly 24 million American adults are living with diabetes, according to figures released last month by the International Diabetes Federation. But what may be even more alarming is that there are also about 79 million Americans with a condition known as predia...

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GOT OFF MY MEDS DOING THIS

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Skipping Early Morning Breakfast

I start work very early in the day and can not bring myself to eat breakfast before work. By the time my first break rolls around I am starved and not feeling well at all. This is both bad for my sugar levels AND makes me so hungry by break time that I tend to make very bad food choices. It seems to...

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