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Glycemic Index #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Low GI is usually best for diabetics. Make healthy diet choices. Swap high GI foods for low GI foods. Eat one serving of low GI carbohydrate food with each meal. Choose low GI snacks. Practice portion control. Low GI: < 55 |Medium GI: 55-69 |High GI: >70. More about the Glycemic Index and living with…

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Footcare Tip #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Diabetics are prone to skin conditions as they are less immune to harmful bacteria. Make sure to dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes after showering to avoid fungal infections. Use talcum powder to keep them dry. More about footcare and living with diabetes here. A to Z Challenge 2015 F for Footcare tip

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Eyecare #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people between 25 – 74.  Avoid Diabetic retinopathy, a disease affecting the blood vessels in the retina. Have regular eye tests, stick to your medication, diet and exercise routine. More about vision, eyecare and living with diabetes here Day 5 of the A to Z Challenge 2015…

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LifeHacksForDiabetics Diet Tip

Diet Tip #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Switch to tall slim glasses rather than short wide ones to cut liquid calories and manage your weight without dieting. It is the best way to trick yourself to drink 25% less. Great visual cue eh? More about the diabetes diet here. Day 4 of the A to Z Challenge 2015. D is for Diet…

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Cinnamon #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Cinnamon is proven to lower levels of blood sugar and manage weight. It is the best belly-fighting antioxidant (Phenol). It is known to improve cholesterol levels, and improve insulin activity. Add a cinnamon stick to your coffee or sprinkle some cinnamon powder on your oatmeal and your dessert. Applesauce with cinnamon makes a great snack,…

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LifeHacksForDiabetics Burn 100
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Burn 100 #LifeHacksForDiabetics

Controlling diabetes is all about weight management. Lose 10 pounds in a year without dieting by burning an extra 100 calories per day. Walk 1 mile – 20 minutes. Pull weeds or plant flowers – 20 minutes. Mow the lawn – 20 minutes. Clean house – 30 minutes. Jog – 10 minutes. More about weight…

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