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The Good, The Bad, The Reality About Watermelon For Diabetes

Watermelon can be so refreshing during the summer time. Biting into the crisp flesh with the amazing sweet juices dripping down your chin.  I hope that made you hungry for watermelon, I know I am hungry for one now.  But the real question is if watermelon is even good for people with diabetes. Sure, it’s …

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The 5 Amazing Benefits of Spaghetti Squash for Diabetics 

Spaghetti squash is a yellow oblong vegetable that is low in carbohydrates. When you open it up, cook it and shred it with a fork the insides look like spaghetti noodles.  It is often used as a substitute for pasta to lower the carbohydrate content or to add more vegetables in a diet.  Spaghetti squash …

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7 Surprising Reasons People Have Low Blood Sugar at Night 

Have you ever experienced low blood sugar at night without having diabetes?  If you have then don’t worry, you are not alone. Certain medical conditions can cause low blood sugar which is likely to occur at night due to our body being in a fasting state.  .   Some of the medical conditions that can cause …

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Surprisingly Easy Way You Can Understand Insulin Syringe Types

Afraid to inject yourself with insulin, knowing the different insulin syringe types will help to ease a bit of your fear.  Insulin is an important part of diabetes care.  There is no need to be worried to inject yourself.   There are different sizes of insulin syringes.  Usually the smaller needle will be less painful though …

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6 Vegan Sources of B12 To Enjoy

Are you thinking of being on a plant based diet or already eating that way but are concerned about vegan sources of B12?  If so, congratulations on being proactive to improve your health. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for our body. It protects our nerves, which is important as too little B12 can potentially …

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Is Drinking Water Acceptable Before A Glucose Test?

Imagine, you are at the doctor’s office and he says, “I need to do a glucose test, don’t eat or drink for 8 hrs.” You smile and nod but secretly you’re wondering does that include water too.   A glucose test checks your blood sugar but there are many different types of glucose tests. Each has …

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Understanding Metformin: How Long It Takes To Lower Blood Sugar

Metformin is one of the most popular drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes but do you know how long it takes to lower blood sugar. It does not help the body to produce insulin but it does help the body to use insulin more efficiently. Metformin is prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. …

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Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia: What Is It And How To Prevent It

Have you ever decreased your activity for fear of exercise induced hypoglycemia?  If so, you are not alone. Many people with diabetes decrease their activity due to the fear of hypoglycemia. This does not need to be you.   Understanding what causes hypoglycemia and how to prevent it is important.  Ask yourself what medications you take …

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7 Foods to Avoid with Neuropathy

Dealing with neuropathy is not a pleasant experience but there are foods that you should avoid if you have neuropathy.  Though maybe you are not as familiar with neuropathy as others but have heard the term before. About 50% of people with diabetes will develop neuropathy. If you have ever numbness, tingling in your hands …

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The Best 6 Foods that Heal Nerve Damage 

Nerve damage can lead to unpleasant consequences if not treated right away.  Changing your diet to include foods that heal nerve damage is beneficial.   Untreated nerve damage can result in foot ulcers and sometimes amputations.  This is why good foot care, eating the right foods, and exercise is important.   Below is a review of what …

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