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The truth about Sugar-free

The truth about Sugar-free

Sugar-free isn’t the same as carb-free or calorie-free. While some sugar substitutes are carb-free, most have carbs. Sugar-free foods affect your blood sugar exactly like the sweet stuff. So read that label. Sugar alcohols are carb-heavy and cause diarrhea and stomach ache.

Which potato is best?

Which Potato is best?

The goal is healthy carbs. Both white and sweet potatoes are good sources of vitamins, potassium, and fiber. But sweet potatoes are better: they don’t raise blood sugar as much as white ones.

Injecting Insulin #lifehacksfordiabetics

Injecting Insulin

Best insulin injection sites: abdomen, upper arms, upper buttocks and outer thigh–all have a layer of fat to absorb insulin quickly. Fewer nerve endings make it less painful.  Rotate between these spots. Ideally, inject for 10 seconds. The effect of insulin on your blood glucose levels changes based on where you inject.

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