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the truth about hidden sugars

Know The Truth About Hidden Sugars

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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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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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treat wounds and sores

Treat wounds and sores

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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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Don’t neglect wounds and sores. If a nick, a scratch, a small cut – isn’t healing, talk to your doctor right away to avoid infection. Cover your legs, wear proper shoes.

Xerostomia Vidya Sury

Xerostomia

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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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Xerostomia or dry mouth occurs when the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva. Causes are dehydration, anxiety, nervousness, diabetes and diabetic neuropathy. Avoid alcohol, suck on ice cubes, increase fluid intake to produce enough saliva to wash mouth bacteria and neutralize mouth acids preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Oral health and…

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The Second Meal Effect

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In type 2 diabetes, just as in healthy people, blood sugar rises much less after the second meal of the day. Eat a low-carbohydrate, high-protein snack 1 to 2 hours before a normal meal for better sugar control after the meal naturally rather than with drugs. Tips for living with type 2 diabetes Tips for…

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Sleep well

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Go to bed at the same time each night and, wake up around the same time each day. Studies show that shifting our wake time by 90 minutes or more can reduce energy, impair the immune system, increase body fat independent of diet and exercise and contribute to cancer. Are you getting enough sleep? Are…

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Review and Replace

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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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Review and modify recipes with diet goals in mind. Replace oil with pureed fruit. White flour with Whole grain flour. Cut back fat by one third or one half. Replace butter with olive oil. One egg with ¼ cup egg substitute. Use fresh herbs for flavor. Heart health and diabetes Heart Health and Diabetes

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