How well are you living with type 2 diabetes? It’s a great question– and one that WebMD can help you answer with their fantastic diabetes health check quiz. You can take this for yourself if you have diabetes, or for someone else if a loved one has diabetes. You start out by entering your gender […]

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Welcome to our new Saturday feature– great recipes for people with diabetes! Today’s recipes feature that old green vegetable stand-by… broccoli. There is SO much evidence about the health benefits of broccoli– it’s high in fiber, while low in calories and carbs, it can help the body detox, it is high in Vitamin D, it […]

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Today’s article is from Diabetes Forecast (the magazine of the American Diabetes Association) and it’s all about dietary supplements– are they right for people with diabetes? The official position of the American Diabetes Association about supplements is “Buyer Beware”– they don’t even allow ads for dietary supplements to appear in their magazine, Diabetes Forecast. The […]

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If you have type 2 diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin, struggles to use the insulin it does make, or both. There are a wide variety of medications for Type 2 that work in a variety of different ways– some medications help make your cells more sensitive to insulin, while others help your […]

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This great article from Diabetes Self-Management provides some really useful tips for people with type 2 diabetes about how to keep your diabetes under control in the summer and how to avoid some common traps that could derail your diabetes management. A few of our favorite tips: Infuse a pitcher of water with lemon, lime […]

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If you have diabetes, you may wonder why your blood sugar can have rapid and unpredictable swings either high or low. This great WebMD article is for you– it explains some of the common things that can cause blood sugar to rise unexpectedly and what to do about them. Some of the takeaways about what […]

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New research suggests that people with heart issues who were given higher-doses of statin therapy (like Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor) were more likely to develop diabetes than those who were given lower doses of the drugs. Statin therapy is a very important tool for people with cardiovascular problems, so this certainly isn’t a suggestion to […]

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Small changes can make a big difference in blood sugar control for people with diabetes. This fantastic Diabetic Living resource has ten suggestions on low-carbohydrate snacks for people with diabetes. These are simple substitutions that anyone can make that will have a big impact on blood sugar control. For example, subbing a mini bagel with […]

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If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve no doubt been told that losing weight is an important step for good diabetes control– it will help you feel better, will help your blood sugar management, and so on. So why is losing weight and keeping it off so hard to do? Well, dLife has a real […]

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The CDC recently released their National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014. Here are the key points: ● 29 million people in the US have diabetes– that’s 9.3% of the population ● 25% of people who have diabetes don’t know that they have it ● There are 1.7 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed each year. […]

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