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To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Recipes and Cooking Substitutions

Recipes and Cooking Substitutions

Recipes and cooking substitutes are one of the most common conversations among diabetics and for good reason! It can be intimidating to change what we eat. By sharing our favorite recipes with each other, we can avoid wasting money or making food...
Posted 12/14/2018
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Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need.But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes,...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at DiabetesTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with type 2 diabetes isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
Yeast infections and diabetes

Yeast Infections and Diabetes

Yeast Infections and Diabetes

High blood sugar can lead to yeast infections in women with diabetes. Symptoms include itchiness, irritation, and vaginal discharge, but these are common symptoms of STIs, so be sure to talk to your doctor. Read more here. On DiabetesTeam, the...
Posted 11/16/2018
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Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says.Diabetes reduces the immune system's ability to fight...
Posted 10/30/2018
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Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterSUNDAY, Oct. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Because of the medications they take, losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes.Diabetes medications are a major roadblock to weight loss, according to a...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear....
Posted 09/07/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of DiabetesTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of trying, to be a way...
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...
Posted 08/28/2018
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