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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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How to organize your home for diabetes management

There are two ways people who manage their diabetes well can make their diabetes self-care even better: Set up your environment for success Practice healthy habits We tend to think people who do something well do so because they are highly motivated and/or have lots of willpower. But th...

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What is resistance training and why should you care?

In partnership with: BY CHRISTEL OERUM (DIABETES STRONG) I absolutely love resistance training! I love how empowered it makes me feel and how it helps me manage my diabetes. Resistance training simply means that you put your muscles to work, building strength by using your bodyweight, resi...

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How to stop diabetes from ruining your workouts

In partnership with: Article originally published on the mySugr Blog Diabetes and exercise is a topic of its own, and sometimes managing blood sugars around exercise and activity turns out to be more challenging than the workout itself. On the one hand, it’s hard because your body reacts completely different depending on the time of day and how fit you are. And on the other side, it’s hard because your blood sugar behavior varies depending on what kind of exercise or activity you’re doing. Yikes! Talk about introducing a ton of variables into the mix! But exercise is so good for you...

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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 to exercise - and like it!

“I’m too old.” “I’m too overweight.” “It’s just not worth the effort.” Have you ever used these excuses not to exercise? You’re not alone. But the benefits of getting active include more energy, reduced blood sugar levels, weight loss and more—so it’s time to stop talking yourself out of it and star...

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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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How accurate are blood glucose meters?

In partnership with: BY T'ARA SMITH (BEYOND TYPE 2) Article originally published on Beyond Type 2 We know blood glucose meters are pretty necessary for managing Type 2 diabetes. How else can we track our blood sugar? Going to the doctor every three months or so certainly isn’t the way, though it’s how we get updates on our A1c. Blood glucose meters are used to monitor our progress on a daily basis, too and serve as our primary reference to being able to analyze our blood glucose data. With that said, it’s easy to assume your readings are accurate. But that also means blood glucose mete...

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