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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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Take the time to do it right

I used to look for the shortest way to get anything done. That doesn't work with diabetes. You have to take the time to plan your meals, snacks and activities. it takes planning ahead to get in exercise that you enjoy. I enjoy walking and being outside. Working in my flower beds calms me the most an...

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You can still enjoy the tasty things of life

I was diagnosed with diabetes in December 2015 but did not accept it and come to terms with it until March 2016, which is when I started taking my medication and checking my levels consistently. I was more devastated at the fact that I had to prick my finger everyday, twice a day. And no one told me...

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Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose

Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose

Almost 10 percent of Americans have diabetes and that number is growing. Unfortunately, the myths surrounding diabetes are as widespread as the disorder itself. Here we debunk the most common diabetes myths.

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diabetes and sleep

People who have diabetes often have poor sleep habits, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people with diabetes get too much sleep, while others have problems getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 63% of American adults do not get enough sleep need...

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Keep Mind & Body Focused Away from Food

I had to radically alter my diet and eating habits to manage diabetes without meds. I was a habitual muncher and consoled myself with food when I was worried, upset, hurt, or even angry. No more. Now I keep my mind focused on anything besides the next bite of food, and stay in motion as much as poss...

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