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Living With Diabetes Secrets

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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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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Why have a salad?

Don't under estimate a salad....Having salad in your regular menu can help you lose weight. Try beans, Shredded carrots, peas, red onion, string beans, Green, yellow or red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, apples, nectarines, peaches, walnuts, sliced almonds, plums, avocado, pears, and strawberries in yo...

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Inflammation and Diabetes

We cannot see inflammation, but the presence of inflammation in our bodies can promote high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased weight gain, aches and pains, heart disease, and the list goes on and on. High blood sugar itself promotes inflammation and that can damage the blood vessels and an...

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Pears are a low-carb fruit

Pears are a low-carb fruit and a wise addition to your diet or diabetes meal plan. They are a good source of potassium and fiber. Try sliced pears in your spinach salad for a change of pace.

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Bottled tes versus Brewing your own

Bottled tea can have twice as much siugar as a soft drink! Brewed Green Tea has beneficial compounds, if you drink bottled tea look for one primarily from brewed tea and not tea extracts or concentrates. I brew 12 cups up in my coffee pot, pour into a container & add ice and sometimes lemon slices....

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Easy Dinner or Lunch For Dieters and Diabetics

Apple Walnut Salad...so yummy and easy.
1 Apple cored and chopped, 4 Walnuts chopped, 1 Stalk of celery chopped, 3 Tbsp. low fat mayonnaise,1 Tbsp. dijon mustard,1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish, Tuna drained & Flaked
Chill.

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