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What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!

Physician shaking hands with patient

Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically ...

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Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar

Mindful eating… what does that mean? Being aware of what we are eating, how much we are eating, and when we are full. Another large part of being mindful with eating is acknowledging how food can impact how we feel. ...

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Which Fats Are Good & Which Should Be Avoided

Collection of healthy fat foods on cutting board

Listen up people – it’s okay to eat fats! Not only should eating healthy fats be accepted, it should be encouraged. But wait… aren’t fatty foods unhealthy because they cause heart disease? No! Decades ago, the sugar industry paid off ...

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Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss

Woman adding artificial sweetener to coffee cup

The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American ...

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Skipping Breakfast Makes It Difficult To Manage Diabetes

Healthy omelet in a cast iron skillet

Breakfast, anyone? The answer should be yes! Starting the day off right is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. German researchers recently reviewed a collection of study data on the impacts of breakfast on the body. Their ...

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Too Busy To Sleep? It’s Affecting Your Health & Happiness

Tired man rubbing his eyes

Everyone loves a great night’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye allows the body and mind to heal and recover. Quality sleep is truly essential, but not as common as you may think. Today’s hectic lifestyles are less restful than ever. Long ...

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Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!

Vietnamese salad with shrimp

Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely ...

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Trick Yourself Into Making Healthier Food Choices

One hand holding an apple the other hand holding a sprinkle doughnut

As mindful diabetics, we are always searching for ways to improve our blood sugar and overall health. The most obvious way to do that is to make healthier food choices. But that ‘simple’ ideal involves more than you may think. ...

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Healthier Hearts Linked To Healthier Brains As We Age

Silhouette of human body highlighting brain and heart

These days, it seems we are maintaining many different parts of our health in an attempt to stay as active as possible. Managing blood sugar, emphasizing heart health, now trying to balance that with brain health… it’s easy to get ...

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Is Unhealthy Snacking Sabotaging Your Diet?

Woman lying on couch eating chips

It’s 2019 and you’re ready for better health. You’ve been putting time and effort into your diet. Grocery shopping for healthy foods, cooking more at home, and eating out less. Great job! A word of warning – if you aren’t ...

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