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Myth about the diabetes diet #LifeHacksForDiabetics

There is no special diabetes diet. Diabetic or not, it is all about a healthy diet with a healthy dose of whole grains and fruits and vegetables  while limiting fat (saturated and trans fats) and refined sugar. Research shows that special diabetic foods do not offer special benefits. Not only are they expensive, but raise your blood sugar. If sugar alcohol is one of the ingredients,…

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Lifestyle tip #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Soups offer a great way to control weight. Begin your meal with a broth-based soup to slow your eating and curb your appetite. Go low on salt. Avoid creamy soups. More lifestyle tips for living with diabetes here. A to Z Challenge 2015 L for Lifestyle tip

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Ketoacidosis #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition. Track ketone levels and prevent ketoacidosis with Diet, complex carbs, exercise and take special care when you are sick. For low ketone levels: Drink water every hour, Test every three hours. If this doesn’t help, see your doc immediately. More about ketoacidosis and diabetes here. A to Z Challenge 2015…

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Juvenile Diabetes #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Managing juvenile diabetes needs a support team and a custom plan that involves medication, nutrition and behavior needs. Coach children with diabetes to be prepared, know which foods cause high blood sugar, be active, take medication at the right time Follow the right diet. And don’t forget to tell them why.’ More about juvenile diabetes here. A to…

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Insulin #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Have Type 1 Diabetes and are insulin-dependent? Keep insulin injections with you at all times even if you are just stepping out for a minute. Teach friends and family how to inject you if you can’t do it yourself. Keep spare supplies when traveling. More about Insulin and living with diabetes here. A to Z…

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Health Tip #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Monitoring blood sugar is the first step to good diabetes control. Invest in a blood glucose monitor, test strips and lancing device. Check blood sugar levels regularly to track how you can tweak your diet and medication to prevent complications. Prevention is better than managing a crisis. More about diabetes complications and living with diabetes…

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