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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

Diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence. With a nutritious diet, regular exercise and motivational tools here at SparkPeople, these five members have reclaimed their health.
Posted 11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 40 comments   54,527 views
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8 Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee contains many compounds known to reduce the risk for health problems and improve bodily functions. Check out the top health benefits of consuming coffee.
Posted 8/17/2015  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   27,393 views
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Find the Blood Glucose Meter That's Right for You

To avoid becoming overwhelmed with all the different glucose meters out there, it might help to start with this simple criteria.
Posted 7/6/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 11,472 views
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3 Money-Saving Tips for People with Diabetes

If you're living with diabetes, you know that out-of-pocket expenses can add up fast. Here's how to keep costs down while managing your diabetes as effectively as possible.
Posted 6/1/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 18,387 views
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Be Aware of Your Diabetes Risk

Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we wanted to remind you about all the tools and content you can find on SparkPeople to help you successfully manage your diabetes.
Posted 11/8/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Megan Patrick : 4 comments   21,369 views
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Try This 42-Calorie Spaghetti Swap

You might have heard of spaghetti squash, but do you know what to do with it? Learn 3 ways to prep it, plus 8 ways to eat it!
Posted 4/2/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 155 comments   804,587 views
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What You Need to Know about Nectresse, the Zero-Calorie Sweetener

Dietitian Becky shares the scoop on the zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse. Is it natural? And what's a monkfruit?
Posted 1/18/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 65 comments   49,616 views
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The Truth about Carbs

Gone are the days of carbohydrates being the evil enemy of weight loss. But before you return to pile on the pancakes, it's important to separate the truth from the lies!
Posted 11/9/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 65,693 views
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Diabetes-Friendly Dinners

Diabetes can make mealtime more challenging, so we rounded up a week's worth of healthy, simple recipes that are suitable for those who have to watch their carbs!
Posted 8/10/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 30 comments   46,418 views
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The Scoop on Lower-Carb 'Milk Drinks'

Dairy beverages and snacks provide additional alternative to familiar non-dairy options while also providing some of the dairy benefits. Are they right for you?
Posted 4/2/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 30 comments   45,439 views
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Is Everyone Being Too Hard on Paula Deen?

More than 8 percent of people in the U.S. have diabetes, including Paula Deen, so why so much outrage about her recent announcement? We think people should cut her some slack.
Posted 1/20/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 228 comments   31,270 views
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Reduce Your Stroke Risk Eat More Fish

Learn seven key ways to reduce your risk of a stroke as well as the signs of a stroke so you can act FAST if you or a loved one experiences symptoms.
Posted 10/17/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 6 comments   15,841 views
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The Skin Condition That's a Dark Sign of What's to Come

As you gain weight, your body can change drastically, including a darkening of skin around the neck. Learn about acanthosis nigricans, why it occurs, and whether it's reversible.
Posted 9/27/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 62 comments   426,955 views
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Diabetes Killed My Grandfather

It's time we put a real face with diabetes. I hope this story will move you to help yourself--and your loved ones.
Posted 7/8/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 120 comments   39,866 views
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Tips for a Healthy Summer with Diabetes

Summer fun playing in the hot sun at the beach or park and traveling can make it hard to manage diabetes. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your fun in the sun.
Posted 6/27/2011  9:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 13 comments   17,477 views
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