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

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Lowering A1C Blood Sugar Level

I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes 6 months ago and have been fighting a losing battle with lowering my blood sugar level. Following my nutritionist meal plan just did not work for me. Then I remembered a decade ago, when I read a book by Doctors Michael and Mary Eades called Protein Power and lo...

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Exercising With Diabetes

1. Make a list of fun activities. You have lots of options, and you don't have to go to a gym. What sounds good? Think about something you've always wanted to try or something you enjoyed in the past. Sports, dancing, yoga, walking, and swimming are a few ideas. Anything that raises your heart rate ...

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Living with diabetes

I have learned (the hard way) that allowing yourself to get too hungry causes you to eat EVERYTHING in the fridge. Taking small snacks in between meals not only helps regulate your blood sugar, but it keeps your hunger in check. I eat a small snack between meals even if I'm not hungry. Make sure you...

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Lose Pounds to Lower Your Risk

If you’re overweight, you’ve probably thought about shedding some pounds. If you have diabetes or are at risk for getting it, you should stop thinking and start doing -- now. Why? Because excess weight puts a strain on your body in all sorts of ways.

If I suddenly take a bunch of gravel and t...

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Recently Diagnosed with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, take care of your feet and the rest of your body.

People with diabetes can develop serious problems with their feet that can affect how easily they can walk, and even can lead to amputation.

Many of these serious problems can be prevented by taking good care of yo...

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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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