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You CAN be a healthy diabetic

If you’ve been recently diagnosed as a diabetic, you may feel that your life is all downhill from here. Complications from diabetes are scary: losing limbs, going blind, bouts of depression, weight gain, coma….death…but that’s if you don’t take care of yourself. If you frequently test your blood, watch what you’re eating and take your […]

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Is synthetic insulin making you fat?

Yes. If you had a truly-identical twin and did the same about of activities and ate the same foods, but you were on synthetic insulin, you would gain more weight than your twin. This is horrifying news for insulin-dependent diabetics. My endocrinologist admitted that synthetic insulin makes people fatter. He said that endocrinologists don’t like […]

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What types of carbs should diabetics/others limit?

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes my doctor told me to reduce the amount of fruit I ate since fruit contains fructose and spikes blood sugar levels. I tested this theory with a glucose test meter and it’s a fact: my blood sugar rose when eating fruit. His request to cut back on fruit […]

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What’s causing diabetes and thyroid issues?

The true cause of type 1 diabetes is yet to be determined, and it’s frightening that so many women have thyroid disease. If you worry that dangerous chemicals may be causing cancer and disease, you have every reason to be concerned. Your thyroid and pancreas are part of the endocrine system so if endocrine disruptors […]

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How to balance blood sugar with food

Regardless of whether or not you’re a diabetic, you don’t want your blood sugar to spike. To keep your blood sugar levels in check, you always want to pair any carbohydrate, whether it’s bread, fruit, or a sweet potato with a protein. My favorite is baked chicken with peaches. For example, you can pair cheese […]

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Diabetes and Cholesterol

A person who has diabetes has a greater chance of having high cholesterol. After I was diagnosed as diabetic, I was told that I also had high cholesterol levels. I stopped eating all beef products several years prior to this diagnoses, ate small portions of lean red meat on occasion, didn’t eat any dairy products, […]

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Diabetes and depression

If you’ve been newly diagnosed as diabetic, or if you’ve been a diabetic for years, you’re bound to have bouts of depression due to fluctuations in blood sugar. Being diagnosed with a disease is definitely a depressing realization. One of the biggest challenges a diabetic has is to keep her or her blood sugar stabilized. […]

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Want muscles?

If you want muscles, sometimes weights aren’t enough. It’s safe to supplement with creatine. The only thing is, creatine won’t work at all without insulin. So if you are diabetic, take creatine after a weight-training workout with some carbs and insulin. You’ll be pumping more iron in no time

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Diabetes and Exercise

If you have diabetes and are on insulin or taking pills to squeeze out more insulin from your pancreas, you may be afraid to exercise. Exercise will cause your blood sugar to drop. It can be scary and downright dangerous. You should still exercise, but with close monitoring of your blood sugar levels. First thing […]

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