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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

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. 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

"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?

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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Frequent Urination and Diabetes

"I am a coffee drinker and have started forcing myself to drink more water but it is tough. I seem to get up every hour to use the restroom no matter what my fluid intake might be. Any others have some advice or similar issues?" - member of...
Posted 08/23/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust."If something doesn't...
Posted 08/16/2018
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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin, the hormone that allows cells to take in blood glucose and use it as fuel. Without glucose, the cells begin to starve, and blood glucose levels rise, causing damage to nerves,...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Diabetes – The Path to Diagnosis

Type 2 diabetes is easy to diagnose once someone gets tested for it. As many as one-third of people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have the disease. Early on, diabetes symptoms are mild and may be easily confused with other conditions or...
Posted 08/13/2018
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Type 2 Diabetes – An Overview

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to regulate the levels of glucose, a type of sugar, in your blood. Type 2 diabetes usually progresses over time and can lead to many serious complications. Type 2 diabetes can be...
Posted 08/13/2018
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