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I've spent most of my life battling weight issues. I can't count the number of times I've lost 50 pounds or more (and gained it all back and more). In May 2013 I was diagnosed with prediabetes. This followed my youngest son's diagnosis of Type II four years earlier. Thanks to my wife Lisa and my overwhelming desire to avoid drugs at all costs, I embarked on a journey where I discovered an amazing method to overcome obesity, reverse diabetes and extend my life. My contributions to this site and to you are a result of that journey.

Baby It’s Cold Outside – How to Care for Your Feet This Winter

cold feet in front of fire

Individuals with diabetes must take good care of their feet, especially during the cold winter months. Diabetes can affect the health of your feet in several ways. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. ...

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Can Probiotics Really Lower Blood Sugar?

Probiotics are live bacteria that stimulate the growth of helpful microorganisms, especially those in your gut. While we may recognize bacteria as a bad thing that can cause disease, it also occurs naturally in the human body. There are the ...

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Tired of Being Tired? How to Get Your Energy Back

senior woman with diabetes battling fatigue

The impact of diabetes on the body can cause all manner of issues, one being diabetes fatigue. Symptoms of diabetes fatigue include overwhelming feelings of exhaustion, a near constant state of weariness, lack of energy, and a decline in motivation ...

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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s – New Research Suggests a Connection

woman with alzheimers and diabetes looking out the window

When blood sugar is too high, as occurs in uncontrolled diabetes, the extra sugar can cause damage to nerves and organs as blood circulates throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, even blindness are associated with diabetes due to prolonged high ...

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5 Ways to Manage Your Diabetes This Holiday Season

managing diabetes at a family thanksgiving dinner

The holidays are coming and ‘tis the season for family, friends, and food! If you or a loved one have diabetes, give these 5 tips a try and enjoy this holiday season to the fullest! Make a Plan and Stick ...

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What Could Keto Do For You?

Whether you have diabetes or not, you’ve likely heard someone mention the Ketogenic or “Keto” diet. You’ve heard about it on television, or remember seeing it in a headline on your newsfeed. In this article, we will discuss the potential ...

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Can Your Smartphone Be The Key To Better Blood Sugar?

Using an app to manage diabetes

A Cardiff University study found that by utilizing apps on their smartphones, individuals with type 2 diabetes can more effectively self-manage their condition. This comprehensive study concluded that individuals who used an app to track their blood sugar reported lower ...

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Make The Most of November- It’s National Diabetes Month!

November is National Diabetes Month

1 in 11 Americans now have diabetes. This disease now affects nearly 30 million men, women, and children of all ages, races, and body types. According to research from the University of Illinois, one person is diagnosed with diabetes in ...

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How The Big Lies of Big Sugar Caused The Diabetes Epidemic

According to the New York Times, the sugar industry conspired with top scientists to shift the blame for the cause of many health problems. The American Sugar Association paid off Harvard scientists to lie about what roles sugar and fat play in your ...

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Why Diabetics Need More Fiber Than Others

these are foods rich in fiber for diabetics

You’ve probably been told you need to eat more fiber but do you know the reasons why? Dietary fiber, mostly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, is most well-known for being able to provide constipation relief. There are ...

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