Sounds gross, but make sure toenails are SHORT before exercising. I learned my lesson after a day of skiing I now have to go to the podiatrist and have them stick a needle in my toe. I haven't been able to workout hard in over a week and I might lose my toenail, just in time for summer.
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I am a very visual person and it helps me when I can see my progress. It can be discouraging if I don't see the scale move or my body change! Instead of using a traditional calendar to mark off my weeks of healthy eating and exercise, I paint my toenails. One toenail gorgeously decked out for every week of healthy habits. In ten weeks, my body has changed and I can start again! (Or reward myself with a full pedicure!) 363
This works for fingers too. It is also a great conversation starter, it gives me the opportunity to share the healthy lifestyle I am building, which in turn motivates me!
Yeast Infections and fungus...no Sugar or anything white
A yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans is responsible for many of the fungal infections affecting people with diabetes. Before becoming pre-diabetic I became allegic to penicillian and got a systemic yeast infection, toenail fungus and had 3 toenails removed. Yeast feeds on sugar.
Itching skin can be caused by yeast infection, dry skin or poor blood flow. Keep your blood glucose level within the range recommended by your doctor and don't eat sugar.
Sprarkcoach taught me the value of staying with it, and to take time to refresh how each day went. Tracking food choices and staying in balance. Also mixing up my exercise even if it is only 5 or 10 minutes at a time.
Variety is the spice of life. Keeping my mind focused on my goals, short, medium and long range
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