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How to use an app to help manage diabetes

In partnership with: BY SCOTT JOHNSON (MYSUGR) If you’re reading this, you already know how much goes on behind the scenes to manage diabetes. For everything you do, there’s a ton of “stuff” to consider, right? You have to think about what happened recently, what’s happening right now, and wh...

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How does time change affect diabetes?

It is that time of year again when we shift our clocks to “spring forward.” The good news about this is longer days ahead with more sunlight. But that first week can be a little challenging. Skipping ahead an hour can make you feel a little groggy the next few days; not to mention it can play games...

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¿Qué son los tipos de la diabetes?

In partnership with: Sabemos que existen tres tipos de diabetes de los que se habla con mayor frecuencia. Estos son la diabetes Tipo 1, la diabetes Tipo 2 y la diabetes gestacional. Sin embargo, existen otros tipos de diabetes. De hecho, se estima que un cinco por ciento de todos los casos diagn...

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Hyperglycemia vs. Hypoglycemia: What they are, and what you can do about them.

Being out of range isn’t the end of the world. It happens to everyone with diabetes from time to time. But knowing when to take your highs and lows seriously is an important skill to learn. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia don’t have to be cause for alarm, as long as you know what to do when you feel them coming on. Hyperglycemia What is hyperglycemia? Simply put, hyperglycemia is high blood sugar. It’s blood glucose higher than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after you eat, or higher than 130 mg/dL if you haven’t eaten for 8 hours or more. Hyperglycemia happens when you have low insulin, or when...

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Butternut squash and arugula lasagna | Diabetes recipe

No matter what time of year it is, everyone could use a good comfort meal every now and again. Unfortunately for people with diabetes, those meals usually carry very real health implications. They’re usually very high in carbs, fats or sugars, making them tricky to work into a balanced diabetes diet...

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Vegetable curry | Diabetes meal recipe

For people with diabetes, balancing flavorful meals and health can be a real challenge. Many of the healthiest meals out there get a bad rap for being flavorless or bland, but that’s not always the case! Whoever said healthy meals are boring has clearly never tried this vegetarian Indian curry re...

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Chocolate berry cake | Diabetes dessert recipe

Diabetes recipes for dessert can be hard to track down, but time is of the essence when you’ve got a sweet tooth! Instead of scouring the internet for diabetes recipes, here’s one that doesn’t sacrifice flavor: a delicious chocolate berry cake. As far as diabetes recipes for desserts go, this one...

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Roasted winter squash | Diabetes recipe

Some foods don't need a lot of help to taste good and satisfy your appetite. Squash is one of these foods! A hearty side dish or precursor to a soup, roasted winter squash is a delicious and versatile fixture in the diets of people with diabetes. Though technically classified as fruits, acorn squash and butternut squash are considered starchy vegetables that can serve as healthy replacements for russet potatoes. They also have less sugar than sweet potatoes. When it comes to acorn or butternut: why not have both? This hearty roasted squash recipe mixes both acorn and butternut varieties int...

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