Earlier this week, we wrote about how important it is for people with diabetes to be aware if they have depression and then get treatment for it. Today’s article is yet another reason that treating depression is critical– people with diabetes and depression are at higher risk of developing dementia. Diabetes increases the risk of […]

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Did you know that people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression as people without diabetes? Or that high blood sugars can make depression worse? Depression can also make keeping up with your diabetes management harder… which leads to higher blood sugars, and that leads to worse depression. It’s a vicious cycle […]

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One of the characteristics of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, which means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. That’s why foods that require large amounts of insulin for your body to process (like foods that are high in carbohydrates) are really challenging for people with diabetes. Eating too many foods that are high […]

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Did you know that studies have shown vinegar to be a powerful tool for lowering blood sugar? David Spero at Diabetes Self-Management writes in today’s article about the science behind why vinegar lowers fasting AND after-meal blood glucose levels in many people with diabetes. This is a fascinating read about why vinegar has this effect […]

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Happy Saturday! Today’s recipe collection highlights breakfast, the meal that’s touted as the most important meal of the day. According to many studies, eating breakfast can help you maintain a healthy weight, lower your cholesterol, and have improved concentration and performance during the day. For more information on breakfast’s benefits, click here. And Diabetes Forecast […]

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Exercise is so important for people with diabetes! To learn more about that, watch this video. 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week is just GREAT for people with diabetes. But does when you exercise matter to your blood glucose? This great article from Diabetes Forecast will tell you how exercising at different […]

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We’ve written before about the dangers of diet soda for people with diabetes, and this latest article from Diabetes Management highlights another risk of drinking diet soda– it may increase belly fat. This study tracked patients who drank diet soda daily, those who drank diet soda but less than once a day, and those who […]

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Traditionally, it’s been thought that there are two key things that lower blood sugar– medication and exercise. Now new research suggests that there is another way to lower fasting blood sugar: mindfulness. The study (presented at the most recent “Endocrine Society” meeting) looked at the effects of MBSR (MBSR stands for mindfulness-based stress reduction and […]

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