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Diabetes

6 simple ways to prevent blood sugar spikes after meals

Let’s talk about blood sugar, or blood glucose. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes and you’re not sure where to start. Or maybe you’ve just been hearing some buzz about “blood sugar-friendly foods” and you’re wondering if you should pay attention. When blood sugar spikes after eating, it can leave you feeling tired, …

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5 habits to start today for better blood sugar control

If you’re living with diabetes or prediabetes, maintaining good blood sugar control can be a real challenge under any circumstances. Add in complicating factors like weather, stress, schedule changes and lack of sleep, and it can be even more difficult to lower your blood sugar. The good news is, a little bit of detective work …

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8 ways to monitor your blood sugar and keep your sanity

If you are among the roughly 37.3 million Americans dealing with diabetes, monitoring your blood sugar is vital to help you manage your disease and prevent complications. Keeping track of your blood glucose levels doesn’t have to be stressful. Thanks to constantly evolving products and tech-driven solutions, it’s easier than ever to collect all the …

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19 surprising things that can spike your blood sugar besides food

A lot of attention is given to a healthy diet—and for good reason—when you have diabetes or prediabetes. A few basic dietary principles, like the ones below, can make a big difference in managing blood sugar levels. But it surprises many to hear it’s not just food that can increase your blood sugar levels. Each …

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Insulin resistance: Causes, signs and what to do about it

Insulin resistance is a hot topic right now and commonly surfaces in conversations around diabetes, weight management and PCOS. This makes perfect sense when you look at the current state of health in our country: 3% of the U.S. population has insulin resistance, and this increases seven-fold if you happen to have prediabetes or diabetes. …

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7 dangerous diabetes complications and how to start preventing them today

Diabetes affects all areas of life, as you well know if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A recent study found that up to 27% of people with diabetes also suffer from depression due to the disease’s complications—of which there can be many. Thankfully, there are …

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Eating disorders and diabetes: Why your relationship with food matters

Did you know eating disorders are more common among people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? When you think about the weight loss and diet obsessed world we live in, it’s no wonder. From societal pressure to lose weight, to fears around certain foods and the emotional burden of living with diabetes, there …

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Meal timing with diabetes: Why when you eat matters (not just what)

COVID-19 has changed the way we eat. Over a year into the pandemic and 72% of Americans say they’re still making at least one change in the food they eat or the way they source or prepare it. As someone with prediabetes or diabetes, you have likely heard this: what you eat has a dramatic …

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6 daily habits that make living with diabetes easier

Every day, I listen as people explain their day-to-day routines and lifestyles—lifestyles that often involve sedentary jobs, multiple jobs, long commutes, convenient foods, family caregiving, after-school sports, late-night television, etc. There is no doubt that our modern lifestyles present some challenges to eating well, exercising regularly and getting quality sleep. For people with diabetes, the …

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