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Cut back on sugar and starchy carbs

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Some of the most obvious foods that spike blood sugar are cookies and cakes. Consume these in moderation. Besides these, you also need to be careful about other foods that can cause glucose levels to shoot up. Specifically, go easy on processed carbohydrates. People usually tend to assume that with diabetes and sugar, what you…

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the truth about hidden sugars

Know The Truth About Hidden Sugars

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That’s the truth – hidden sugars are everywhere – in your sweets, in your snacks, in condiments you use, in breads, fruit juices and pickles. In fact, every packaged food item has added refined sugar in some form or other. Now, you are probably thinking you’ve been cutting down on your sugar intake–avoiding it in…

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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.

Which potato is best?

Which Potato is best?

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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

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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.

if your blood sugar is high

If your blood sugar is high

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Feeling okay but experiencing higher than normal blood sugar? Eat and take your medicines as usual. Drink water, be active. Check your blood sugar every four hours until it is back to normal. See something unusual or blood sugar rising? Call your doctor.

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