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The First Step is the Hardest !!!
A Little Exercise Goes A Long Way!
When I'm feeling sluggish and don't feel like getting a workout in, I tell myself I can squeeze in 15 minutes. Just a 15 minute walk. When I get on the treadmill, it often turns in to a 45 minute jog. The hardest step is the first.
Walk It Off !!!!
Walk It Off!
Now that Summer is here, We can get outside !!! It's ideal for starting a walking program — besides the weight-loss benefits, you'll reduce stress, Lower your Blood Sugar and lower your risk of heart disease. Get out and Enjoy the Summer Weather for Your Health ! ! !
Test You Blood Sugar a Few Times Daily
I wasn't much of a BS tester till I got my A1C results back...What a Disappointment. Now I test first thing in the morning, before I exercise and 2hrs after dinner.
Now I know how what I'm eating and doing is affecting my BS...I'm feeling and eating much better...
Test On !!!!
Heat and Humidity is a Danger for Diabetics
Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
Copy and paste the link for the complete article.
I find that Keeping Busy helps me to NOT Munch thru the day. I plan my day and write it down on a list. From laundry, to canning, Sparking, meals and menu, when to drink my water, when to exercise, budgeting my money, go for a walk, reading, whatever !!!!
Not much time to think about extra food is the Key.
Many Diabetics Unaware Of Hot Weather Hazards
Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition don't know how to reduce their risk. Do Not stay in the sun very long, wear hats and layered clothing. Also,watch your meters and supplies. Keep out of the heat and direct sunlight...eg. cars, etc. People with diabetes have an impaired ability to sweat, which predisposes them to heat-related illness, as do uncontrolled high blood sugars.
Medical Mutual Ins Offers FREE Diabetes Supplies
Hi All, If you are Insured by Medical Mutual, They offer FREE Diabetes Supplies. Call the Super Well Disease and Maternity Managemant Program at 1-800-861-4826,
I get ALL of my Diabetes Supplies like test strips, lancets, Test Solution, etc. in the mail and for NOTHING.
They also, have couseling and a nurse on staff to help with your diet and diabetes questions.
Can't hurt to Call...
What I learned on My Trip this Past Weekend
I packed prepackaged snacks like whole grain crackers, fruit, V8, cheese and water for our 9 hour drive.
It was so Great to have something to munch on Guilt Free and without stopping.
Walking, Walking, Walking....
Now that the Spring weather is among us, Get out and go for a walk. The Exercise and Fresh Air will do you good.. It will Lower your Blood Sugar and get that blood moving to increase circulation and improve your overall health.
Enjoy this Wonderful Season with everything starting a new...The Birds are singing and the Flowers are Blooming. . Mother Nature at Her Best ! ! !
Diabetic Shopping List from Real Age
is a link to a printable shopping list. I found it to be very helpful and keep me on track.
Copy and paste the entire link on the address bar of an open browser.
Hope this is helpful for you, too....OXOX