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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Foods and Drinks That Can Cause Blood Sugar Swings

    Just when you think you're making all the right food choices, your blood sugar takes a leap or dive. Foods and drinks can have an impact you might not expect, and these surprise blood-sugar changes can be harmful (potentially causing low or high levels). Here are some things you should consider: Don

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  7. 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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  8. The Best Diet Plans for Type 2 Diabetes

    Looking to lose weight and get your blood sugar under control? You have a lot of programs to choose from.  "The more weight you lose, the more you'll improve your levels. But how you do it is largely up to you," says Michael Dansinger, MD, director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical C

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  9. Best Type 2 Diabetes Strategies for Women

    Losing weight can turn your type 2 diabetes around. You might end up needing less medicine for it, or maybe even none at all. Follow these experts' tips and get ready to win at losing. Like most Americans, this probably isn't the first time you've tried to lose weight. But experience isn't always a

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  10. How Not to Lose Weight With Type 2 Diabetes

    Whether you've been trying to slim down for a while, or your doctor has recently urged you to do so to help control your diabetes, you understand that the stakes are high. Not only will losing weight help you look and feel better, but it can improve your blood sugar levels and, in some cases, you ma

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