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Blood Sugar-Spiking Meds In Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Diabetics know to keep a close eye out for things that trigger blood sugar spikes. Stay away from refined sugar, and empty carbs wherever they may hide. But have you considered them hiding in your medicine cabinet? Cough, cold, headache, ...

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Surprise! 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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You’ve eaten salad every day, tossed your ice cream in the garbage, and got the gym membership… but you aren’t losing weight. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating. You feel like the only one who can’t reach their goal. You start to ...

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These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar

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Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with ...

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Do Protein Shakes Encourage Or Prevent Weight Loss?

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You see them in commercials on TV, and on shelf after shelf at the supermarket. These days, it may seem that more people are drinking protein shakes than eating actual food! Protein shakes can be helpful in adding nutrients to ...

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Faster Food – Smarter Choices

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Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, fast foods often contain large amounts of added sugar and are high in saturated fats and trans-fats. This combination is especially dangerous for diabetics as it causes food ...

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Feel Fuller Longer With These 10 Foods

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Apples The fiber in the fruit and skin of an apple helps you feel full and satisfied. Because you eat the whole fruit (with the exception of the core), your brain perceives the apple as a larger volume of food. ...

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Study Shows A Senior’s Well-Being May Depend On Mind Over Body

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Physical illness is not the primary determinant of happiness for older adults, as found in a recent study. Instead, it was found that psychosocial factors have the highest influence on quality of life. Prof. Ladwig and colleagues from the Cooperative ...

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Cheers To These Diabetic-Friendly Beverages!

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It’s getting hotter outside, and an easy way to cool down is with something tasty to drink. While diabetics may sometimes think that beverage options consist of water and diet soda, there are so many delicious drinks out there that ...

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Shocking Report – 40% Increase In Diabetes Diagnoses Worldwide!

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According to a new report, global diabetes increased by 40% between 2014 and 2016. There was a 69% increase in North and South America in 2016 alone! There are now over 420 million people worldwide who have diabetes. According to ...

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These “Good Habits” Are Spiking Your Blood Sugar

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You may think that managing diabetes is basic: don’t eat sugar, exercise, take your medication… sound familiar? The road to health can be tricky, however. Diabetics may think they are doing their blood sugar a favor, but some “healthy habits” ...

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