Blog Spotlight: Six Until Me

Blog Spotlight: Six Until Me Blog: Six Until Me People behind the words: Kerri Morrone Sparling; guest bloggers Type of diabetes: type 1 diabetes About the blog: Six Until Me is a diabetes blog about the life of Kerri Morrone Sparling and her experiences with type 1 diabetes. Founded in May 2005, Six Until Me is …

How to beat temptations and achieve your New Year’s resolutions

Let’s be honest for a second: New Year’s resolutions are hard. Come January 2, even the most driven goal-setters start to give in to temptation, whether it’s indulging in that last slice of apple pie or hitting the snooze button instead of hitting the gym. But it’s not entirely our fault. According to Dr. Joseph …

Diabetes Stress-Busters

Life is stressful enough as it is. Throw in managing a 24/7 disease like diabetes, and you have a recipe for sleepless nights, frustration, and even depression. You already know that when you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, your blood glucose can rise, causing your diabetes to become …

Six ways to add more water to your day

When it comes to staying hydrated, you’re probably familiar with the age-old eight glasses a day rule. However, new research is showing this isn’t enough fluids to keep our bodies thriving. To find out how much water you should really be drinking, take your weight and divide it by two. That’s how many ounces of …

Fight Food Cravings with these Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

Everyone has a weakness. Whether it’s a bag of barbecue potato chips during a new TV show or a chocolatey pick-me-up during an afternoon slump, food cravings can often get the best of us. The key to outsmarting these pesky cravings isn’t avoiding them–it’s outsmarting them. The next time you get a hankering for something …

Six Steps to Better Sleep

Tossing and turning, a restless mind, frequent bathroom breaks. Everyone knows a poor night’s sleep is no fun. For people with diabetes, these rough nights may happen more frequently than they should. Here are six tips to try the next time you’re struggling to get some much-needed shut-eye. 1. Eat a snack. Not only can …

To graze or not to graze?

Just like music, websites, and the latest fashion trends, diets constantly go in and out of style. One minute, gluten-free is the way to be, and the next we hear oatmeal and whole grains are the superfoods that our bodies crave. One eating plan that has managed to stick through the pop culture cycle is …

5 Fun Outdoor Exercises

Drop the dumbbells and move your workout outside! There’s no gym required for these strength-building and heart-pumping moves–perfect for doing while you soak up the warm spring sunshine. Park Bench Pushup Easier on the back than regular pushups, this move will put your chest and arms to work. Begin by setting your feet on the …

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