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Recipes and go to meals for diabetes

Recipes and Go-To Meals for Diabetes

Recipes and Go-To Meals for Diabetes

When you have diabetes, eating can seem like a challenge. “Adjusting your diet sucks, no matter what your motivator is,” shared one member of DiabetesTeam, echoing the frustrations of others who’ve had to change their eating habits. “Most of it is...
Posted 11/06/2019
How to enjoy the holidays despite diabetes

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Diabetes

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Diabetes

Living with diabetes may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although diabetes may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and family during...
Posted 10/23/2019
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Diabetes and Fatigue

Diabetes and Fatigue

With diabetes, it’s not unusual to feel tired all the time. Members of DiabetesTeam say fatigue is a constant companion, one that doesn’t go away with sleep, and that interferes with all aspects of daily life. “I almost fell asleep at work last...
Posted 10/10/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Diabetes. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Diabetes. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have type 2 diabetes, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain extreme thirst, frequent trips to the bathroom, and numbness in your...
Posted 10/02/2019
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How Family Can Help or Hinder a Diabetes Diet

How Family Can Help or Hinder a Diabetes Diet

Adjusting to a new diet after being diagnosed with diabetes is challenging in the best of circumstances. Without support from loved ones, it can be even harder. Some DiabetesTeam members struggle with family members who don’t support their...
Posted 10/01/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Diabetes Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Diabetes Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like diabetes. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with type 2 diabetes can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed diabetes. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel?...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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