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You Were Diagnosed with Diabetes: You are NOT Doomed!

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP You went in to see your doctor because you weren’t feeling well, or for a check-up and came out dazed and confused because you were told something that you were not expecting. You keep hearing your doctor saying, “You have diabetes.” You think that Continue Reading

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Can CBD Help with Diabetes?

by Justin Fowler-Lindner, a former EMT turned health writer Can CBD help diabetes? Researchers have been studying CBD’s effects on insulin, inflammation and neuropathic pain. Although it’s still too early to make any official health claims, the early results are promising. What Is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive Continue Reading

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Can You Exercise Your Diabetes Away?

by Justin Fowler-Lindner, a former EMT turned health writer Although exercise can’t single-handedly cure diabetes, it’s well established that exercise can improve blood glucose. Even better, studies show that regular physical activity can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%! That’s because it improves insulin action Continue Reading

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Eating on the Go When You Have Diabetes

With today’s busy lifestyle, cooking healthy meals at home every day isn’t always realistic. Since eating out is so common, learn how to pick the healthiest choices to help you manage your diabetes.  Here are some tips. Better beverages                Drinks full of sugar, like juice and soda, will cause Continue Reading

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What to Expect During a Type 1 Diabetic Pregnancy

By Kendra Perley Expecting a baby is an exciting time, but it also comes with its fair amount of nervousness and worry. These feelings are amplified if considering a pregnancy as a woman living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Unlike Type 2 diabetes, type 1 is caused by an autoimmune Continue Reading

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Five Diabetic Myths

Many people have diabetes, but there is a lot of misinformation about this disease. Get the facts straight about diabetes so you can take better care of yourself. We will discuss 5 common myths and why they are wrong. Sugar causes diabetes             The truth is, we don’t know what Continue Reading

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I Just Found Out I Have Diabetes – Now What?

By Renee Wickliff, RD, CDCES, BSN, RN Maybe you are at your doctor’s office getting a yearly checkup when they tell you your lab work came back, and you have diabetes. Or maybe you are doing a health screening at work and the staff tells you to follow up with Continue Reading

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The Best Foods for Diabetics

Fight diabetes with every bite you take. Below I have listed some of the healthiest foods to help improve your blood sugar and health. Tips are included in each section on how to include these nutritious choices into your everyday diet. Peanuts                Almonds are usually recommended as a great Continue Reading

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Recognizing a ‘Low Blood Sugar’ Episode

If you or any of your loved ones has diabetes, you must be aware of a sugar low episode. When your blood sugar level plummets to 70mg/dL or lower, you call it hypoglycemia. In past research, it was seen that people with type 2 diabetes experienced mild low sugar episodes Continue Reading

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