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  1. 7 Tips for Tasty, Diabetes-Friendly Meals

    You can have delicious food that meets your needs for managing your type 2 diabetes. You have more options than you may realize. “It all comes down to having the right ingredients on hand for making meals both diabetes-friendly and delicious,” says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The With or Without M

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  2. New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, you'll want to know about some new, high-tech gadgets and tools made to help you keep track of what you eat, your blood sugar levels, how much you exercise, and how you feel each day. Some of these include: Smartphone, tablet, or computer apps where you log your blood sugar or

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  3. Overcoming Diabetes Diet Mistakes

    It happens. You stepped off the diet that's helping you manage your diabetes. Now it's time to get back on track. The sooner you do that, the better -- for your health and your peace of mind. These simple strategies can help you get right back on track with healthy eating. So you had some chocolate

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  4. Insulin Delivery Systems: An Overview

    You need insulin to control your diabetes. But there are a few decisions you and your doctor still need to make, including how that insulin is delivered. Insulin delivery options include pens, syringes, pumps, jet injectors, and even an inhaler. "Very often the choice is determined by what their ins

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  5. When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough

    If you have diabetes and your doctor says you need more than one insulin shot a day, you may be worried about how that will affect your daily routine. But there are a few tips that can help make your new insulin schedule go more smoothly. When you're giving yourself multiple insulin shots a day, you

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  6. Food Labels and Diabetes: Expert Q&A

    Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to metabolize glucose, leading to high blood sugar levels. “Although genetic factors play a part, the foods we eat significantly shape type 2 diabetes risk,” says Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, medical director of the Obesity Clinical Program at th

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  7. Eating on the Go When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

    Since you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably got your carb counting down at home and a good idea of what to eat to keep your blood sugar steady. Eating on the go may seem more random, but there are healthy options in every situation. You just have to know what to look for, wherever you are. “The

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  8. Your Diabetes Menu Plan

    How do you get all the nutrition you need in a day while still being mindful of calories and carbs? The secret is to plan ahead. Meal planning depends on lots of things, like your taste preferences, medications, and activity level, says Jill Weisenberger, RDN, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss --

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  9. 4 Surprising Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings

    Managing diabetes means being prepared for unexpected blood sugar changes. Certain foods and drinks are often to blame, but not always. Seemingly simple facts of everyday life can sometimes kick your sugar out of whack, too. Stress. When you're under stress, certain hormones send nutrients, includin

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  10. Great Outdoor Workouts for People With Diabetes

    When you get moving, your body is better able to use insulin. This fall, get outside with a fun, flexible workout such as walking, swimming, or biking. Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE, an exercise physiologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, suggests you talk to your doctor before starting an

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