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The Dawn Phenomenon

The Dawn Phenomenon… No this isn’t a new action movie. It’s a situation that a lot of people find themselves in. Read on to find out what it is and what it means for you. Have You Experienced the Dawn Phenomenon? Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you …

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Men and Women: The Difference in Diabetes

Did you know: men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women. How else does diabetes differ between the sexes? Key Difference of Diabetes in Men & Women: Weight Gain Research has shown that men are biologically more susceptible and need to gain far less weight than women to develop the condition, one …

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Diabetes & Drinking Alcohol

New research reveals a connection between diabetes and drinking alcohol. If you like to have a few drinks now and then, be sure to read this first. How Does Drinking Affect Diabetes? Alcohol increases your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic. Typically, it happens like this: Regularly consuming too much alcohol …

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6 Ways to Be Active at Work

You’ve probably heard it many times before but we’ll say it anyway: exercise is one of the best ways to help manage diabetes. However, if you spend most of your day sitting, it may seem hard to get that exercise. Simply put: sitting for 8+ hours a day isn’t great for us. In fact, sitting …

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How to Build a Better Salad

Ordering a salad may sound like a surefire way to cut down on extra calories, carbs, and sugars you get from a meal out. Unfortunately, the benefits of those leafy greens are often drowned in a pool of creamy dressings, fried bacon bits, and gobs of cheese. In fact, when you put the nutrition facts …

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10 Ways to Eat Healthier At Restaurants

We’ve all been there. You were eating healthy all week, and then got invited to go out for dinner. But sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid dining out (or ordering takeout). We’ve come up with 10 ways to stay healthy while ordering food at a restaurant. 1. Look for …

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Diabetes & Kidney Disease: What You Should Know

Did you know that people with diabetes are more prone to getting kidney disease (also known as nephropathy)? Diabetes is one of the leading causes of nephropathy due to the extra stress that high blood sugar levels put on the kidneys. About 30% of people with type 1 diabetes and 40% of people with type …

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Diabetes and Common Skin Conditions

Diabetes is a disease that can affect the entire body. When most people think about complications of diabetes they think of kidneys, feet and eyes. However, diabetes can also lead to various skin conditions, ranging in severity. Here are a few of the most common diabetes-related skin conditions: 1. Acanthosis nigricans This skin condition has …

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