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The truth about Sugar-free

The truth about Sugar-free

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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.

Injecting Insulin #lifehacksfordiabetics

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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.

Question about blood sugar

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Vidya Sury loves her work as a writer, editor and blogger. On really busy days her time off is restricted to playing with her dust bunnies and celebrating the little things. She loves coffee, people, cooking, books, writing, photography, travel and social media - and showing her diabetes who's boss.
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Question: How often should I check my blood glucose? This depends on your diabetes medication. Consult your doctor to make a specific plan based on your health needs. Usually, if you’re not on insulin, it may be twice a day. If on insulin, at least 4 times a day.

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