Three benefits of yoga for people with diabetes

It’s no secret: Exercise is good for your diabetes. But who wants to spend hours sweating it out on the treadmill or hiking up stairs on the stairmaster? If a cardio workout isn’t for you, you’re in luck: Studies have shown yoga is an excellent workout for people with diabetes. If all the science journals …

Five Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy When You Have Diabetes

Preparing to have a baby is nerve-wracking in itself. Throw diabetes into the mix, and it’s enough stress to give any mommy-to-be some serious pause. But you can put your mind at ease. According to the American Diabetes Association, it is perfectly normal for women with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes to have …

Are all carbs created equal?

Carbs are supposed to be pretty healthy, right? After all, whole grains are a carb. But so are sugary cereals and white breads. Turns out, not all carbohydrates are created equal. And different kinds of carbs can have different effects on your blood sugar and diabetes. Here’s how. Simple vs. Complex Let’s go back to …

What the dawn phenomenon means for your blood sugars

Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you wake up in the morning? After all, you’ve been fasting all night. Your sugar levels should be fairly low, right? Turns out, your body is experiencing the dawn phenomenon. The kicker? It happens to everybody–not just people with diabetes. While you’re …

You Are What You Eat

The way we’ve come to understand diabetes may be changing. According to a new study published in The FASEB Journal, you don’t have to be overweight to develop type 2 diabetes. In fact, the study explains that the condition may be caused more by what you eat instead of how much. During the study, researchers …

How to Cope with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is unlike Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as it develops during a woman’s pregnancy and often goes away after delivery. While any complications during pregnancy — such as gestational diabetes — can be concerning, there are things that you can do to help manage and cope with gestational diabetes. …

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