Most people with diabetes know that they are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation. What you may NOT know, however, is that it’s actually uncontrolled high blood sugar that causes heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, amputation and all the rest of it. Controlled diabetes doesn’t cause anything! That’s why people with […]

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This week in Diabetes Self-Management, Amy Campbell asks readers, “how much do you know about diabetes?” and then shares six facts about diabetes that may be a surprise to many people who have diabetes and their family members. It’s important to keep learning about diabetes if you have it– not only are there new studies […]

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We’ve written before about how more sleep can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels more effectively– now a new study suggests that when overweight, sleep-deprived individuals get more sleep, it cuts their junk food cravings by 62%! In this study, the participants (who were sleeping on average six and a half hours […]

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If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first questions you probably asked was, “What can I eat?” That’s a common question and U.S. News & World Report has the answer in this great article about how to eat (and what to drink too!) after you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This […]

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The American Diabetes Association lists kale as a superfood for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It’s no surprise that they do– kale is loaded with nutrients that can help lower your risk of obesity and diabetes. If you have diabetes, kale is one of those amazing leafy greens that does not raise […]

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Many people with diabetes struggle with chronic pain– according to one study, almost half of people with diabetes report acute and chronic pain. That’s what makes today’s article from the New York Times so relevant for people with diabetes. It turns out that recent research suggests that exercise can change how people experience pain– the […]

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Managing type 2 diabetes is very hard work, and it’s easy to get burned out. The daily attention and constant vigilance that diabetes requires can become exhausting and even lead to depression if you’re not careful. So how do you avoid diabetes burnout? This great article from Diabetes Forecast has five important things to keep […]

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Today’s article underscores one of the most important components of good diabetes management– testing blood sugar. One of the reasons that many people avoid testing is because it’s painful, and that’s something that a few small tweaks to the way you test can help with. As this article makes clear, testing your blood sugar is […]

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