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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 Famous People With Diabetes

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Diabetes is not a disease which only affects those who are overweight or less active. Turns out anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes no matter how famous or in shape. Here are 12 such celebrities who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and have been working hard towards managing their condition through lifestyle changes.   Tom Hanks,now age […]

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Ring In Pongal With These 4 Nutritious Millets

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The harvest festival, Pongal, is upon us and we decided to share a harvest crop that has gained popularity over the past few years amongst dieticians in India for its nutritional value. Millets have long been the main source of income for farmers in India and are a low cost food option which contains a […]

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Try This Healthier Ven Pongal Recipe

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The Pongal harvest festival is around the corner and you may be getting ready to cook your favourite rice ven pongal dish. For those with diabetes, the carbohydrate level in rice may cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise. So we experimented with a healthier alternative for rice in the traditional pongal dish. The Oats […]

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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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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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