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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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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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Snack With Diabetes: Tips and Ideas

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Eating snacks keeps your blood glucose from going too low between meals and helps you stay full so you don’t over eat your main meals. Try to avoid high-sugar, high-fat, and high-calorie snack foods. Eat snacks at almost the same time everyday to avoid high and low blood glucose. Healthy Snacks with 1 Carbohydrate Choice (15g […]

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How And What To Eat With Diabetes

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Being diagnosed with diabetes 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 portions. Since your body needs a combination of vitamins, minerals and proteins to remain healthy, a healthy diet helps to keep your body running […]

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6 Ways To Get More Active With A Busy Routine

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Being active is an integral part of managing diabetes. For those with type 2 diabetes, regular exercise can help to keep blood glucose levels in check and help the body process insulin more efficiently. But life’s busy and sometimes we may not get time to fit in a scheduled workout in our day. However “exercise” doesn’t […]

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Sugar Free Recipes: 3 Ingredient Berry Pops!

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Ice cream may be a no-no for you with diabetes but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a frozen treat when you’re craving one. One of the easiest sugar free recipes, try these delicious low fat frozen banana and berry pops – they’re the perfect snack or dessert option which won’t take you over your carb limit […]

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Watch: This Easy Baked Fish Will Be A Hit At Dinner

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Fish is high in protein and low in fat and carbs which makes it the perfect choice for a light dinner. This easy baked fish recipe is yummy, come together really quickly and won’t cause your blood glucose numbers to rise. Try it for dinner tonight!  

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