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Walk It Off !!!

Walk It Off!
Cooler fall weather is 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 Autumn Weather for Your Health ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 9/13/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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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.


- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 7/31/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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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 !!!!

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 9/13/2013 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at least 13 strains of bacteria that are essential for preventing inflammatory illnesses and the health of our intestinal system which is the seat of our immune systems. These so-called 'good bacteria' crowd out the nasty ones.
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- Submitted by NIBIRU60 7/30/2013 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Yummy new high fiber, no sugar added snack

Today I discovered Trader Joe's Fiberful natural dried fruit and fiber bars. Yum! Delicious, satisfying 60 calorie bars of dried fruit, with 6 grams fiber. One fruit or carb exchange (14 g) individually wrapped to slip in my purse. Next time I'm getting all the flavors.

- Submitted by SCIFIMOM 8/10/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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An accurate food scale really measures up!

As a type-2 diabetic, keeping accurate track of my food really matters in glucose control and to lose weight. After watching Biggest Loser, I thought I would try their tip of weighing food, rather than using measuring cups or eyeballing portions. I began weighing the food I had just measured, and I was shocked to see how great a difference there was. When you're measuring something high in calories, such as walnuts, you can easily goof and unknowinly add 100 high-fat calories!

- Submitted by SCIFIMOM 7/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Heat and Humidity is a Danger for Diabetics

Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

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- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 7/7/2012 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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Keeping Busy

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.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 2/9/2012 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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Weight Loss - One Step at a Time

When I first started to loose weight, I was unable to walk very far. I kept repeating to myself as I walked "Every Step Is A Healing Step". Today I am 70 lbs lighter and 1/2 way towards reaching my goal. emoticon

- Submitted by FREESPIRITANGEL 9/21/2011 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Don't Ask, They'll Tell

When my husband was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I would ask him his "numbers" every time he tested himself. I quickly realized that this was stressing him out in a situation that was already very stressful because my reaction often reinforced his anxiety. Now, I never ask. I let him tell me, and he does. As a result, we are both more relaxed about his health. (His A1C was 6.1 last time it was checked. He's doing great!)

- Submitted by SRCECIL 7/19/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 7/3/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments
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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...

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 6/19/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 5/23/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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Noodle Substitute

When I eat spaghetti, I have discovered that if I substitute french cut green beans for noodles, I can load up on garlic bread emoticon

- Submitted by BUSSETE1 5/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Being Honest with MYSELF

Being HONEST with myself in my food/exercise diary helps me reach my goals.

- Submitted by MAYHI84037 5/3/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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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 ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 4/2/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 4 Comments
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eat raw vegan

Eating mostly (80%) organic raw fruits, veggies, nuts, grains and grain sprouts and legume sprouts is best. Smaller amounts ( 20%) of organic dairy, eggs, meat and fish are good, too.

- Submitted by HOUNDLOVER1 3/3/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 4 Comments
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Cold-Weather Warnings about Diabetes

And wintry weather brings special concerns if you have diabetes. Did you know that cold weather could affect your blood sugar? It can take a toll on your meter and insulin too. Learn more in this article by our community advocate Susan Sloane. Cont....

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 2/5/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Exercising and Testing.

Don't forget to Test Before and After Exercising. If it's low before or after, then eat something. If it's High before or after, then no need to eat.
Be Safe and Test Don't Guess ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 2/3/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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Cinnamon and Glucose

I have read a few articles for those of you who are controlling your insulin resistance or type II diabetes through diet make sure you are eating plenty of cinnamon every day. It will help your body use the glucose and help control your sugar levels.

- Submitted by CHEF4RENT 1/14/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 16 Comments
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Hypertension / Diabetic / everyone friendly snack

Sprinkle ground cinnamon on a sliced apple. Not only does it taste refreshingly good, but there is some evidence cinnamon helps reduce high blood pressure. It takes an ordinary apple and makes it a dessert. Enjoy!

- Submitted by NEWHORIZONSR4ME 12/29/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Christmas Cookies "Diabetic Style"

Yesterday, I made 5 different Batches of Cookies. (eg, pressed cookies, sugar cut outs,) I used Olivio intead of butter, split the sugars=half splenda brown sugar and half regular brown sugar, White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour instead of All Purpose Flour.
Well, the Men came home from work and, of course, got into the containers. They Loved them and are None the Wiser ! ! ! AND they are eating Healthier.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 12/18/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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For Us Snow Bunnies, Be Careful Shoveling the Snow ! ! !

For us that live in the North, shoveling snow is inevitable.
Take your BS test before shoveling and after. Be Careful and Watch your levels and eat or medicate accordingly.
Have Fun Making a Snow Angel while you're out there ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 12/10/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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Keeping Bananas Fresh

Being Diabetic and watching carbs, I don't eat a whole banana. I eat half of one...When you buy bananas, take each one off the bunch so they are all separate. They last MUCH longer ! ! ! I cut one in half, eat half and put the other half (with peel on) in a sandwich bag, push the air out and store in the frig. They don't turn brown if in a plastic bag. If they do, just the tip will. Just cut it off...Enjoy

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 12/3/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments
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Code Your Meter ! ! !

Back in May of this year, when I was diagnosed with the Big "D", they gave me a meter, we tested my blood and I went home to test 3 times a day. My readings were always in the 130's to 140's. I couldn't get my backlight to work so I started reading the manual on line. I came across the section on coding your meter. I read it and found my meter said one but my strip canister said 25. I reset my meter to 25 and now my readings are 80 to 108 consistently. Go Figure...! ! ! Lesson Learned...

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 11/28/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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