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

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Measure and Package

I like to pre-wash and measure my veggies and fruits...then I measure out the proper portion and package each portion in zip-lock baggies and keep them on an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator. I do the same thing for snacks..like chips, nuts, and seeds. I use the handy little snack-sized baggies...

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Fasting with diabetes

I have learned with intermittent fasting that I can help keep fasting blood sugars in a more normal range. Break fasts with healthy fats and moderate eating plus treadmill and at age 80 years old on oxygen have been able to lose over 20 pounds which is helping all other health problem...

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Hard Work Paid Off for this Type 2 Diabetic

I began my healthy living journey in November of 2008. I weighed 242 pounds, and had Type 2 Diabetes. The only reason I began the journey was because I began having complications with the diabetes.

I embarked on a 1250 calorie a day food plan, and I began walking for exercise. I completely ch...

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April is Stress Awareness Month: Diabetes & Stress



Stress and Diabetes

Since being diagnosed with diabetes last November, I've been struggling with keeping my numbers down. In researching articles on stress, I ran across several articles about th...

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My 2 best tips to keep my blood glucose numbers in range!

After my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes I began to walk each day to help me burn more calories. Those early days walks were really difficult because I was so over-weight, my joints and feet hurt due to Fibromyalgia, and breathing was often difficult.

I joined SparkPeople and began to track my f...

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