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Diabetes Snack Idea: Cottage Cheese and Fruit

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Cottage cheese helps lose weight. Half a cup = 12 g of protein, and a source of leucine, an amino acid which is a building block for muscles. Choose a low-fat, no-sodium-added version. Pair with fruit/add to smoothie/ oatmeal. Enjoy.

Make fiber your friend #lifehacksfordiabetics

Make fiber your friend

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Fiber is a carbo like sugars and starches. But your body doesn’t digest fiber, so doesn’t affect your blood sugar. Fiber also keeps you full. Get enough fiber! Women need min. 25 gms/day; Men 38 gms/day. Eat fruits/veg/wholegrain.

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Watch your salt

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Diabetics are at higher risk for high blood pressure, leading to heart disease. Too much salt raises your blood pressure. Go for herbs and spices for flavor.  Limit salt to 2300 mg a day, max.

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.

Spinach #lifehacksfordiabetics

Spinach

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Add just one cup of spinach to your diet for your daily value of magnesium, a mineral that can help regulate blood sugar levels. It is also loaded with calcium, folic acid and Vitamin C.

Mushrooms #lifehacksfordiabetics

Mushrooms

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Add mushrooms to your diet. No calories, cholesterol or fat. Low carbohydrate, lean protein, has Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium. Contains natural insulin and enzymes that break down sugar or starch in food.

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