Most people know that smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, whether or not you have diabetes. But smoking is even worse for people who have diabetes than those who don’t. Smokers with diabetes are more likely to experience nerve damage and kidney disease, are three times more likely […]

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Most people know that smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, whether or not you have diabetes. However, smoking is even worse for people who have diabetes than those who don’t. Smokers with diabetes are more likely to experience nerve damage and kidney disease, are three times more likely […]

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Most people know that smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, whether or not you have diabetes. Check out this article to see all the negative ways it impacts your body and your well-being. But did you know that people who smoke are 44% more likely to develop diabetes? […]

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Several, short spurts of exercise may be better for controlling blood sugar than one longer continuous session. That’s the conclusion of this fantastic New York Times article about the latest evidence on how the type of exercise you do impacts your blood sugar. A 2012 study in people with hypertension showed that three ten-minute walks […]

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The USDA estimates that the average American eats three pounds of sugar a week! Given the really negative impact that sugar can have on health, this is not good news. As we’ve written before, sugar makes you gain the worst kind of fat, accelerates aging and is related with increased risk of cancer, among other […]

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Here at Diabetes — What To Know, we’ve written a lot about the importance of exercise for good blood sugar control and being healthy with diabetes. This fantastic article from DiaTribe goes into a lot more detail about the impact that exercise can have on your blood sugar and gets really specific about how walking […]

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If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. Not to fear — DiaTribe, the fantastic online newsletter for people with diabetes, has a list of the top ten things that a person newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes should know. Starting with the really important insight that the sooner you get diabetes […]

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We’ve written before about superfoods for people with diabetes — now we have a new vegetable to add to that list… beets! Beets are rich in natural compounds called betalains which give beets their bright red color. Betalains are also what make beets healthy… they are one of the richest sources of nitrates, an important […]

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