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Diabetes Health Center

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  1. Snacks to Help Stabilize Your Blood Sugar

    Do you stick to three healthy meals per day but still have a hard time keeping your blood sugar under control? You might try eating more frequently. Snacking between meals can help you avoid major peaks and valleys in blood sugar levels, and it can also make you less likely to overeat at mealtimes.

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  2. Man Who Lost His Vision Now Helps Others

    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old -- 42 years ago -- and back then we didn’t have many tools to manage the disease. It was basically "take your one shot of insulin per day and hope for the best." And that was pretty much how I managed diabetes. I was a sophomore in college

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  3. Healthy Holiday Appetizers

    'Tis the season for socializing! Beyond the major holidays, your calendar is likely packed with office parties, neighborhood open houses, and family get-togethers … and your regular eating schedule is apt to get thrown out of whack. But with these tips -- and some new veggie-based appetizer recipes

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  4. Don't Take a Holiday From Fitness

    Yes, it's easy to slip out of your fitness routine during the holidays. But staying active is key for managing diabetes. Regular exercise can lower your blood sugar levels and improve how your body uses insulin, says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, a certified diabetes educator and personal trainer. Try the

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  5. Do You Make Good Food Choices?

    Holiday buffets are notorious diet-wreckers. And when you have diabetes, a table piled with high-carb, high-fat treats is a blood-sugar disaster waiting to happen. WebMD diabetes community member max9821 avoids weight gain and sugar swings by planning ahead and brown-bagging meals. "I make sure I ha

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  6. Diabetes and Holiday Stress

    The holidays are right around the corner, and they often come with a heaping helping of stress. That extra tension can seriously affect your blood sugar, experts say, in at least two significant ways. 1. Hormonal changes. Stress wreaks havoc on your hormones, and the release of stress-related hormon

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  7. How to Handle a Cold or Flu -- With Diabetes

    You're new to diabetes, but you feel you're keeping it under control. Then, bam! You get sick. Diabetes can be tricky when you're under the weather. But if you let your blood sugar get out of whack, you'll feel worse. If you come down with a cold, fever, or flu this winter, you'll be back on your fe

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  8. The Dos and Don'ts of Diabetes Care

    If you recently found out you have diabetes, these tips will help you get a handle on caring for yourself. Know the basics. It will help you a lot to have a firm grasp on what causes diabetes, what measures you should take to manage it, and what can help you avoid related health problems. Ask your d

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  9. 4 Ways to Conquer Your Inner Critic With Diabetes

    You know how to eat and exercise to stay healthy with diabetes. The problem is, you don't always do what you know you should, right? Before your plans for staying healthy go off the rails, you can spot early signs of self-sabotage: procrastination, self-defeating behavior, fear, and perfectionism. R

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  10. More Than Medicine: The Secrets to Diabetes Success

    Four years ago, David Chu, 68, began to notice that he felt tired throughout the day -- sometimes exhausted. So he mentioned it to his doctor, and after a round of blood tests, he found out the reason: He had diabetes. Chu’s mother had also had the disease, so he knew the stakes right away. “It was

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