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What To Include In Your Diabetes Toolkit

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Imagine you’re out shopping and it’s been 3 hours since you last ate. Walking around the aisles of a department store hungry and tired can usher in the perfect storm for diabetes patients : Hypoglycemia. How do you counter hypoglycemia? By whipping out your handy diabetes toolkit, wharfing down your glucose tablets or sweets and […]

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9 Ways To Manage Stress And Diabetes

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Stress is an inevitable part of life. Whether you need to meet a deadline at work, make an important decision at home or plan a big family event, you’re likely to experience some level of stress. Infact, stress can be a motivating factor for many people to perform to their best ability. However too much […]

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12 Ways To Lose Weight In 2017

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If you have ‘gone on a diet’ several times with great determination but have found it impossible to stick to it, what you really need is to learn the ‘tricks’ that will make you continue. Losing weight is about options and not restrictions. It is not about eating the minimum quantity of food that you can […]

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What To Know About Ketones And Diabetes

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What are ketones? Usually your body’s source of energy is the carbohydrates from your diet which provide glucose to your body. However if your diet is low in carbohydrates or if your body cannot properly utilise glucose, your body will begin to burn your fat stores for energy. When that happens, ketones are formed as […]

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What To Know About High And Low Blood Sugar

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Your blood sugar ( glucose) levels are a good indicator of your health.  Each time your blood sugar is not within a healthy range, you will begin to feel ill and the symptoms may vary if your blood sugar is high or low. Being aware of the signals your body sends you is very important […]

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes and Who Is At Risk?

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The food we eat breaks down into glucose, a type of sugar, which then moves to the blood stream and provides the body energy. In order for the glucose to reach our cells, there must be the presence of insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a gland found behind the stomach. Type […]

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What Is The Diabetes Prevention Program?

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The Habits Diabetes Coach is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major clinical research study conducted in the US. The aim of the study was to determine whether modest weight loss through diet changes and increased physical activity could prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in study participants. […]

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Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Levels

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After you get diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor will ask you to regularly check your blood glucose to monitor your health. Your blood sugar will change throughout the day based on your diet and physical activity. Checking your blood glucose will help you and your doctor determine how your diet and physical activity is affecting […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Carbohydrates And Diabetes

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If you just got diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably spending a lot of times figuring out how many carbohydrates there are in your food. As you may already know, the amount of carbohydrates that you eat during a meal will directly affect your blood sugar level. One way to help control your blood glucose levels […]

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