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

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Menopause and Type 2 Diabetes

Menopause and Type 2 Diabetes


Menopause is a topic that often generates a lot of opinions from women — those who welcome it and those who dread it. There’s also a lot of discussion about whether it’s something that should be “treated” or left to occur naturally, without any medications.

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The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Women

The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Women

Today, almost 10 million women in the United States have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is up to four times as likely to affect women of African-American, Hispanic-Latino, American-Indian, and Asian-Pacific Islander descent as white women. Many ...

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A Type 2 Diabetes Glossary

A Type 2 Diabetes Glossary

Learning to live with type 2 diabetes may seem like a crash college course, complete with new vocabulary words and lifestyle changes. But you and your family will want to become familiar with them all so you’ll be able to understand what is going on and participate ...

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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that allows glucose (sugar) to leave the bloodstream and enter the cells to be used as fuel.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, or the cells of the body become resistant to insulin...

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Apple Cinnamon Crunch Cups

The tasty autumn flavor combo of apples and

cinnamon is always a welcome one. That's why

our Test Kitchen wanted to come up with a

diabetes-friendly recipe for that irresistible duo.

They knocked it out of the park with these

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Cups!

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Diet and Diabetes

Making healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection.

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HELPING ME STAY OFF MEDICATION

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

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 fas...

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HOW I GOT OFF INSULIN

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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HOW I GOT OFF DIABETES MEDS

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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Baby steps to better living

When I decided to really take control of my diabetes, I began with baby steps. Track my food every day! Make 3 trips up and down a flight of stairs every day. Use hand weights to do arm curls 10 min every day. All easy and the results are immediately visible in my trackers. None of these changes...

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