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Diabetes

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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Your essential diabetes checklist: All the tests you need, why and how often

Regular checkups are an important part of caring for your diabetes for several reasons. The biggest reason is that things change over time, and your doctor can help you adjust when they do. Weight loss or gain, medication additions or a change in self-management habits can impact blood glucose control and necessitate a change in …

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Your diabetes secret weapon: A good night’s sleep

The latest National Sleep Foundation poll finds that most of us don’t get the amount of sleep needed for good daily health, safety and optimum performance in life. For those with diabetes or prediabetes, lack of sleep is even more common—and more detrimental. Poor sleep and sleep disorders are especially prevalent, with insomnia (difficulty falling …

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6 ways to support your loved one with diabetes

About 1 in 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes and there is a good chance you have at least one friend or family member affected. Whether they are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, they need your love, friendship and support. Successfully managing diabetes requires constant decision-making because so many factors impact …

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How diabetes is connected to your bone and joint health

Often, people with diabetes don’t learn about the effects of their condition on bone health until they seek care for an orthopedic issue. Most have heard about caring for their kidneys, eyes or heart. But, when it comes to orthopedic health and diabetes, they’re surprised to find out there’s a connection there, too.  From an increased risk …

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Diabetes distress: Coping with the emotional toll of diabetes

In this day and age, most people are familiar with diabetes. Diabetes is an autoimmune condition that is related to either the dysfunction of insulin or insulin resistance (Type 2) or a complete lack of insulin production (Type 1). What most people don’t think about with diabetes is the extreme mental and physical toll the disease itself …

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