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Weight Management Plan for Type 2 Diabetes
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Weight Management Plan for Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re carrying extra weight, chances are your doctor wants you to start on a diabetes weight-management plan to shed pounds. This includes healthy weight loss, a healthy diabetes diet, and an active lifestyle that together will help you control your blood sugar and your overall health. “Successful weight management isn’t just dieting, it’s also activity,” says Debra Simmons,...

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Juicing for Diabetes: Is It a Good Idea?

When Lori Chong bought a juicer, she hoped she would be able to create low-carb concoctions that wouldn’t spike her blood sugar too much. As a person with diabetes herself, Chong understands the importance of tracking carb intake. But within weeks, Chong, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at The Ohio State University Wexner...

The Best Midnight Snacks for Diabetes Management
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The Best Midnight Snacks for Diabetes Management

Midnight snacking doesn’t typically have the healthiest connotations. But being hungry late at night doesn’t mean you have to derail your diabetes diet by standing in front of the refrigerator spooning ice cream out of the tub, as delicious as that may sound. In fact, satisfying a late-night craving with a healthy snack may be good for...

Are Eggs Safe for People With Diabetes to Eat?
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Are Eggs Safe for People With Diabetes to Eat?

In the past, whole eggs got a bad rap for their cholesterol and fat content. But thanks to new studies and a fresh perspective in the medical community, this budget-friendly protein source has reemerged as a dietitian favorite — even for people with diabetes. “We’re getting away from limiting eggs in the diet of people with...

How to Prepare for Hurricane Irma if You Have Diabetes
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How to Prepare for Hurricane Irma if You Have Diabetes

Hurricanes can throw an individual with type 2 diabetes into a medical tailspin. How can evacuees manage their insulin supply? What items should people with diabetes take to storm shelters? As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, post-disaster medical care experts emphasize the importance of preparing for problems with diabetes management. Knowing how to manage diabetes before, during,...

Dining Out With Diabetes: Menu Words to Watch For
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Dining Out With Diabetes: Menu Words to Watch For

Learning how to decode restaurant menus can help you make the healthiest choices when you go out to eat. Menu Words to Avoid Because they contain high levels of fat, sodium, or sugar, many menu options can be a poor choice for a diabetes diet. Look for these warning words and avoid these menu choices:...

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that’s characterized by high blood sugar, which doctors refer to as hyperglycemia. In type 2 diabetes, the two main contributors to high blood sugar are insulin resistance and a drop in your body’s production of insulin. These two factors are what makes type 2 diabetes different from type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and other types...

The 9 Best and Worst Foods To Fight T2 And Promote A Normal A1C
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The 9 Best and Worst Foods To Fight T2 And Promote A Normal A1C

Following a type 2 diabetes diet doesn’t mean you have to give up the things you love — you can still enjoy a wide range of foods. The best diabetes diet is one that is well balanced and includes a variety of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The trick to this balancing act is choosing the right...

9 Reasons You May Need to Change Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
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9 Reasons You May Need to Change Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Your type 2 diabetes treatment helps you manage your blood sugar and prevent complications like neuropathy, so getting on the most effective diabetes medication for you is the goal. But, at some point, you might need a treatment change. Over time, medications that were once successful at controlling blood sugar can become less effective and need to...

How Positive Mind Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes
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How Positive Mind Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Self-talk is a conversation that you have with yourself, either in your mind or out loud. Saying positive things to yourself can help boost your mood, get you through challenges, and even help you better manage type 2 diabetes. But self-talk isn’t always positive; it can be negative too. “Negative thinking can start a cycle that...