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9 Ways To Maintain Normal Blood Glucose Levels While Eating Out

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Probably the worst kind of high, blood glucose spikes, are a common by-product of an unadulterated food binge. High calorie and carb foods can cause your blood glucose to shoot up and that’s not something you want with diabetes. Maintaining normal blood glucose levels isn’t easy but it has to be done! No matter how […]

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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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12 Diabetes Superfoods To Eat In 2017

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Maintaining a healthy diet is often a struggle for those with diabetes – you never know how a certain food may affect your blood sugar levels.  But that doesn’t mean that you need to go on a special diet – all you have to do is make more conscious meal choices and stick to smaller […]

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Diabetes Recipe : 15 Minute Grilled Halloumi Salad

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If you’re sick of grilled chicken and fish in your  diabetes diet, try this delicious grilled halloumi and beetroot salad to add a fancy twist to your lunch. Use your favourite greens and don’t forget the walnuts – they add a healthy crunch! What You Need 1 slice of Halloumi cheese 1/2 cup sliced beetroot ( […]

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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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Holiday Seasons and Diabetes: Eat This Not That

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  ‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to eat! Holidays are all about food and this can be problem for those with diabetes. Try these healthier swaps for your favorite holiday foods to keep your blood sugars within a normal range.    Dark Turkey Meat vs Skinless Roasted Turkey Breast   Candied Yams vs Roasted Sweet […]

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Why Should You Get Active With Diabetes?

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Staying active and exercising regularly can help you to avoid excess weight gain, prevent aches and pains and help keep your blood glucose within the target range. It’s also a great way to boost your mood and beat the blues when you are feeling sad or depressed. However, those with diabetes should always consult with […]

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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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