“When I was first asked to write a piece about resolutions for the New Year, I thought, “This will be easy.” But as I sat down to think about all the things I wish I could do this year, I was a bit overwhelmed.
The first piece of advice I can give you is this popular quote, which has become my mantra: “If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.” In other words, change is essential to making life improvements. The good news is that you don’t need to change everything all at once; small changes make some of the biggest impacts. So, are you ready to change?”
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“November is National Diabetes awareness month. If you have diabetes, now is a great time to focus on taking care of yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million American have diabetes; 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have it! Taking care of your diabetes, or “diabetes self-management,” can be a lot of work, and many people who have diabetes feel overwhelmed. It doesn’t help that you might be getting conflicting advice from friends, family, or the internet. Yes, it can be confusing, but don’t give up. While it’s true that there is no cure, you can still manage your diabetes and live a healthy life. You just need the tools and the knowledge. Here are some simple – but important – steps that you can take, starting now, to feel better, gain control, and lead a healthy life with diabetes!” Click below to continue reading – this is a GREAT article!
With all of the steps involved in diabetes care, it is perhaps no surprise that about 80% of people with diabetes experience at least one error in their diabetes care over the course of any one year. Knowing about some of the most common sorts of errors in diabetes care can help you learn to avoid them.
Maybe you’ve heard your running buddy raving that his sore is gone after treating it with lavender oil, or your neighbor bragging on Facebook that her whole family is feeling less stressed after introducing something called bergamot into her home. But when you search online, all of the information about essential oils like these can get confusing. What’s fact, and what’s fiction? You cannot cure your diabetes with essential oils, and you won’t be able to force your blood sugar higher or lower, but this alternative treatment may be able to help relieve some symptoms that are common in people with diabetes.
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After living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 17 years there are still comments that take me by surprise, and not usually in a good way.
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Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories, and carbs. But more importantly, it can help you keep track of exercise, your moods, and your blood sugar. Here’s how to use a journal to capture and change the way you think about managing diabetes. Click here to continue reading
Yes you can eat sugar if you have diabetes—as long as it fits into your total carbohydrate allowance for the day. Using sweeteners is one way to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding a lot of extra carbs.
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No matter if you’re an early bird or not, getting up, dressed, and ready for the day can be difficult. Add in diabetes management, and the morning hours may be even more challenging. But don’t fear: These five tips and tricks will help you feel better about the day ahead and stay on top of your diabetes routine too.
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You are thinking about a trip to Walt Disney World. Good idea. If you are reading this, you are most likely thinking, “Hey Disney could be cool but I know how hard managing Type 1 diabetes can be, can I do both?”
You bet you can!
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How does coffee affect your blood sugar? What precautions should people with diabetes take when drinking it? Can coffee help prevent diabetes? Here’s the truth about some provocative claims you may have heard.
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Happy New Year! To help you get 2017 off to a great start, we’d like to share with you the popular Diabetic Connect! guide “21 Days to Better Diabetes Control.” It’s filled with tips, tools, and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes to help you form healthier habits in only three weeks. And it’s absolutely free!
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Vigilant foot care is critical when you have diabetes.
Knowing the proper way to care for your feet can help you avoid pain, open wounds, infections, and amputations.
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The American Diabetes Association reports 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed every year. Feel free to do the math. Almost 30 million Americans (both type 1 and type 2) currently have diabetes in the U.S. Add the 86 million Americans with pre-diabetes and you can say a third of the population has a blood sugar problem.