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Does Your Family Know These Blood Sugar Facts?

This year, the focus of World Diabetes Day is all about family and diabetes, and we are celebrating by taking a close look at how families support each other in managing health. Can diabetes actually help families make health a priority? We think so—especially when families understand the demands of diabetes, and as a result their own individual health needs. When it comes to managing diabetes, it is all about blood sugar. If blood sugar (or “blood glucose”) levels get too high or too low, it can drastically alter your mood, your well-being, and even your long-term health. But as important as blood sugar management is, for...

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Say Cheers with Confidence

Living with diabetes means celebrating with each little victory, every healthy choice and new habit that helps you stay on top of your blood sugar. That sort of focus can be infectious, which has us thinking about how diabetes can actually help families stay healthy together even in their celebrations. All across the globe, friends and family enjoy relaxing or celebrating together with a drink. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be worried about continuing to include the beer, wine, or spirits you enjoy at your gatherings and holidays—Are the carbs worth the drink? Will alcohol affect your body differently now...

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Managing Diabetes through Family Fitness

Diabetes presents families with plenty of challenges, but can it actually help families get healthier? This World Diabetes Day, we’re exploring the different opportunities diabetes offers the whole family to take control of their health as a group. Exercise is one of the key pillars of managing diabetes well. Getting in shape helps you manage your blood sugar levels by helping your muscles burn energy more effectively. And while exercise is not everybody’s idea of fun, exercise can help every member of the family, diabetes or not, keep their bodies strong and healthy. When you are excited about exercise, you can serve...

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5 hábitos para tener una vida más saludable

Llevar una vida saludable es esencial para mantenernos activos y llenos de energía, no importando la edad que tengamos. En este texto te daremos algunas sugerencias que te pueden ayudar a convertir los hábitos saludables en un estilo de vida y así lograr el equilibrio que tu cuerpo necesita. No necesitas tener mucho dinero o contar con mucho tiempo para seguir estos tips que, indudablemente, te ayudarán a sentirte renovado física y mentalmente. ¿Comenzamos? Realizar alguna actividad física Estar en constante movimiento es la clave para una buena salud y además para sentirte bien contigo mismo...

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Alimentos que pueden elevar la glucosa en la sangre

Actualmente existe una epidemia de obesidad y enfermedades crónico-degenerativas que está afectando a millones de personas en todo el mundo. Cuando se trata de ver soluciones posibles a este gran problema, casi siempre todos los estudios apuntan a que la mejor manera de hacerlo es a través de la educación en nutrición, una mayor actividad física y disminuir los niveles de estrés en el cuerpo. Y sí, una de las soluciones directas a este gran problema es cambiar los hábitos alimenticios y de actividad física, sin embargo muchas veces estos cambios son temporales y cuando la persona abandona este camino, recupera todo lo...

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