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Net Carbs – How Are They Affecting Your Blood Sugar?

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Let’s talk about carbs, baby! We know that not all carbs are created equal. We’ve got simple/refined carbs, we’ve got complex carbs, and … we have net carbs. You may have heard them called “digestible carbs.” This refers to a ...

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Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. So, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? New research has shown that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can put you at ...

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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar – But Are You Eating Enough?

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Fiber serves many purposes for the body. It helps to regulate blood sugar, it prevents the absorption of cholesterol, and promotes gut health and regularity. All of these benefits are especially helpful for individuals with diabetes as it is crucial ...

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Top 10 Habits That Improve Health & Blood Sugar

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It seems there are endless instructions and rules once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Here are the top 10 ways you can improve your blood sugar, and overall health, on a daily basis. Start the day off right Breakfast is ...

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How Is Cold Weather Affecting Your Blood Sugar?

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Could a change in the weather make an impact on your blood sugar? Believe it or not, it can… and it does! Cold winter weather brings special considerations for blood sugar that we simply don’t have to worry about in ...

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How Is Type 2 Diabetes Damaging Your Body?

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At healthy, optimal function, the pancreas should release enough insulin to maintain sugar levels at around 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. In people with Type II diabetes, the body is no longer able to use insulin properly because cells ...

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Should Diabetics Exercise Differently?

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. Exercise burns off excess sugar in your bloodstream by diverting it as fuel for your muscles. It’s an excellent way to lower your blood sugar naturally. There are ...

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Sharpen Your Mind With These “Foods For Focus”

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We could all do with a little mental sharpening, am I right? There are days where we just don’t feel as awake and alert as usual, like we’re walking around in a fog. The good news is, there are ways ...

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Are You Pre-Diabetic? Make These Changes Now!

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ...

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Keeping A Healthy Brain As You Age

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Research is finding that the long-known risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The main risk factors are high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It may seem like a ...

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