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Building a Diabetes Care Plan

There’s a lot that goes into managing diabetes, including everyday personal care, lab tests, and going to the doctor. Use our template to stay on track to manage your diabetes.

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Breakfast Ideas For People With Diabetes | Diet & Fitness

Looking for more breakfast ideas to incorporate into your morning routine? These ten diabetes -friendly breakfast recipes are a great way to start your day.

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How to Lose Belly Fat | Diet & Fitness

There are a couple of lifestyle changes that you can make to remove stubborn belly fat around the abdomen. Learn more about the truth of belly fat at US MED.

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Knee Exercises

Knee Strengthening Exercises

Incorporating regular knee exercises in your everyday routine can help to decrease any knee pain you might be experiencing. Learn more about our top six knee strengthening exercises.

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Worst Restaurant Meals

Worst Restaurant Meals For People With Diabetes

These are some of the worst restaurant meals for those living with diabetes. Here are 15 meals to avoid when you eat out. Learn more.

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Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs

Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs | Diet & Fitness

Are you worried about carbs? Multiple healthy carb options come from vegetables. Learn creative ways to incorporate them into your diet.

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Diabetic Diet: 6 Foods That Help to Control Blood Sugar

Here’s a list of foods that those living with diabetes will want to incorporate into their daily diets: veggies, greens, beverages, fruit, grains, fats, and protein. Get the details here!

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The Top 20 Best Foods For Diabetes Control

There are foods out there that can help regulate blood sugar. This list of the top 20 foods is broken down into fruits and veggies, proteins, carbs, and beverages, so dig in!

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What Body Shape Says About Health | Diet & Fitness

Learn all about different body shapes and what each shape might reveal about your health and well-being.

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Foods High in Magnesium | Diet & Fitness

Magnesium plays a crucial role in anyone’s healthy diet – including people with diabetes. It contributes to over 300 chemical reactions in the human body! To make sure you’re getting enough of the magnificent mineral known as magnesium, read on for US MED’s list of magnesium-rich foods.

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Diabetic Friendly Drinks | Living With Diabetes

Are you looking to enjoy a tasty drink from time to time? Living with diabetes doesn’t limit you to water. There are multiple drink options to enjoy.

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7 Unknown Advantages of The Diabetes Diet

Managing diabetes means caring about your whole-body health. Following the Diabetes Diet will help lower blood sugar, but it also does so much more. From weight loss to cancer prevention this diet helps from head to toe!

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Type 1 Diabetes Diet | Sample Menu, Easy Recipes, What to Avoid & More

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas are provided here to help you kickstart the Type 1 Diabetes Diet. This healthy meal planning will assist in managing diabetes and provide important nutrition to keep your body moving!

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Is The Keto Diet Good For Diabetes?

Curious about the keto diet and how it can affect those living with diabetes? Here we cover eating keto with TD1 and TD2, keto supplements, and low-carb options. Learn more about this lifestyle choice!

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Yogurt Desserts | The Dessert Diaries | Diabetes Friendly Desserts

Yogurt Desserts | The Dessert Diaries | Diabetes Friendly Desserts

This entry of The Dessert Diaries features a wide range of diabetes-friendly desserts, but they all have one thing in common: they include yogurt as a key ingredient! Thanks to this superfood, you’ll be able to savor all kinds of desserts while keeping your glucose levels in check.

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Diabetes Friendly Fruit Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

Diabetes Friendly Fruit Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

When you have diabetes, dessert has to be different. These delicious recipes for fruit desserts check all the boxes for those with diabetes. Get links to recipes and enjoy diabetes-friendly desserts!

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Coffee & Diabetes: Is It Safe To Drink

Coffee & Diabetes: Is It Safe To Drink?

There are many misconceptions about consuming coffee and diabetes. Can one have too much? Is it safe? Are there health benefits? Should it be decaf? This piece delves deep into the specifics of coffee and diabetes.

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Foods And Drinks That Cause Blood Sugar Spikes

Foods And Drinks That Cause Blood Sugar Spikes

If you’re a person with diabetes, you know how important it is to watch what you eat. Here are some foods that can cause your blood sugar to spike – and some diabetes-friendly alternatives.

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Diabetes and Exercise: Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

Diabetes and Exercise: Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

Haven’t been exercising much lately? Don’t worry – we’ve put together some simple tips you can follow to start working towards improved health.

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Best Snacks For People With Diabetes

Best Snacks For People With Diabetes

Want to take care of hunger between meals while keeping your diabetes under control? Here are some snacking strategies for people with diabetes

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Control Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Diabetes Management: Control It With Diet & Exercise

There’s a lot of information out there about diet and exercise, but for people living with diabetes, getting it right is crucial for good health. We’ll help you get started by walking you through a manageable diet and exercise plan.

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Chocolate Diabetes Desserts Sugar Free

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

Looking for a diabetes-approved chocolate fix? We’ve got recipes for cake, cookies, brownies and even popsicles, right here. Enjoy in moderation!

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The Best Sugar Substitutes For People With Diabetes | Pros & Cons | US MED

Monk fruit, stevia, saccharin, how should you choose the best sugar substitute to fit your diabetes lifestyle? We identify the best and provide a substitutions chart for baking.

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What Is The Ideal Diet For People With Diabetes

What Is The Ideal Diet For People With Diabetes?

Whether you have Type I or Type II diabetes, you must think more in depth about the foods you consume. Learn more about the ideal diet for people with diabetes.

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10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

Our video shares 10 important safety tips for people with diabetes who are ready to start exercising! We’ll cover tips like recommended exercise types and ways exercise impacts blood glucose levels.

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Plan Your Diabetes Safe Exercise Routine

Create the Right Exercise Routine Exercise–everyone knows how vital it is to your health and well-being. But why is it so difficult to make regular exercise a habit? Let’s talk about creating a diabetes-friendly exercise routine that can become a part of your day-to-day lifestyle. The key is the make part of your daily plan.…

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Ways to Stay Healthy with a Desk Job

Why Is Sitting Bad For You? We’ve all heard it. Sitting for long periods of time is not what our bodies were meant to do. But did you know that physical inactivity, especially sitting for long periods, has been linked to increased mortality rates second only to smoking? According to research from the American College…

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Probiotics & Diabetes

Probiotics for Diabetes

Probiotic supplements and foods can boost the number of good bacteria in your system. These bacteria and yeasts can have significant health benefits – and they might even have a positive effect on diabetes management! In this article, the team at US MED will take you on a deep dive into the world of probiotics.

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Vitamin D vs. Diabetes

Vitamin D vs. Diabetes

With diabetes on it’s meteoric rise, new innovations are being discovered to help quell it’s rising numbers.  New research is looking into vitamin D as a possible treatment option for the now 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the U.S.  Obesity is rising as well, raising type 2 diabetes risk factors that…

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Simple Ways to Improve Sleep Quality

Simple Ways to Improve Sleep Quality

Getting a sufficient amount of quality sleep can be difficult for many, but a few changes can have a significant impact, according to the Mayo Clinic. Much of the requirement for getting a good night’s rest revolves around controlling the environment in which a person is sleeping and developing routines that aid a person in…

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Child food allergies

Child Food Allergies are on the Rise

As modern medicine continues to find ways to treat and prevent illnesses from occurring, at least one issue affecting children is on the rise, allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies in children have risen by 50 percent over the past couple of decades with peanut or tree nut allergies more than…

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Overeating

10 Ways to Curb Overeating

It is a little known fact that people with type 1 diabetes lose production of what is called Amylin.  Amylin is a hormone secreted by beta cells that are responsible for making us feel full after a meal.  It also impedes the emptying of the stomach along with regulating rising glucose levels. There are various…

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Diabetics & Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol Consumption & Diabetes

Alcohol can be found in many consumables throughout our daily lives, mostly in social settings.  While not everyone drinks alcohol, there are those that do, especially with the holiday season approaching.  For people with diabetes, this can be a difficult time of the year navigating around feasts and alcoholic beverages.  While there is no real…

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Cinnamon may help fight against obesity

Cinnamon May Help Fight Against Obesity.

A 2017 study from the University of Michigan found how a common spice—cinnamon—can help fight against obesity. Researchers had previously noticed that cinnamaldehyde (a basic oil responsible for cinnamon’s flavor) seemed to defend mice against obesity and hyperglycemia, but it was not well comprehended what prompted this effect.  More study on this process was necessary…

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Low-Sugar Fruits for Diabetic Diets

Low-Sugar Fruits for Diabetic Diets

Naturally occurring sugar can be found in all fruits, although some may contain more than others.  Those trying keep sugar consumption under control usually give up a lot of the usual culprits such as soda pop and candy, but quite often overlook fruit.  Although a healthier way of satisfying a “sweet-fix” fruits such as watermelon…

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Yoga or Therapy May Help Back Pain

Yoga or Therapy May Help Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic low back pain, you might be desperate for some sort of solution to the debilitating condition. Chronic low back pain is a widespread problem. According to WebMD, Americans spend over $50 billion each year on back pain. About 80 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some…

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Gluten Free Word

What’s All The Fuss About Gluten?

It’s nearly impossible to go to a restaurant or a supermarket now and not be bombarded with labels touting “gluten free” ingredients and recipes. Today people are acutely aware of an allergy to a protein in wheat, barley and rye. This allergy is called celiac disease. With all of the sudden attention to this disease,…

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Probiotic Nutrition Labels

New Food Nutrition Labels Now Lists ‘Added Sugars’

The useful nutrition labels on foods now contain a new element: Added Sugars. The listing now allows consumers to tell how much sugar is naturally occurring and how much is added. This can be important when comparing products. One example, according to the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter: Compare 12 ounces of lemon-lime soda…

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Supplement Facts

Did You Know Herbs Can Affect Prescription Medications?

Millions of people take herbal supplements and consider them completely safe, but there are nearly 1,500 documented interactions between herbs and prescription medications. According to poison.org, about 20 percent of North Americans take herbal supplements. Humans have been using herbs for thousands of years for common ailments. In fact, many medicines today, such as morphine…

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Back Pain

How Lower Back Pain is Improved by Exercise

Most people suffer from lower back pain at one point or another, but treating it remains hit and miss. Research reported by Reuters says that 80 percent of all people will suffer from some sort of back pain during their lives. An estimated 90 percent of all chronic pain sufferers are prescribed opioid pain medications…

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How To Keep Your Energy Level High All Day

How To Keep Your Energy Level High All Day

If your energy level varies from high to low during the day, making adjustments to your diet can help. According to Weill Cornell Medical Center, food increases energy in three ways. It provides enough calories for your body to run; it delivers stimulants like caffeine; and it pushes your metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently.…

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Seniors Swim Their Way To Health

High blood pressure, bad balance, arthritis — these are common problems for seniors. Still, all the experts say you should get out there and exercise. If traditional exercise just hurts, why not try swimming? Swimming is the ideal exercise for people with joint and muscle pain. The buoyant water takes the pain out of much…

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Get Moving

For better health: Get up, stand up, move around Researchers are studying the negative effects of sitting for extended time periods, both at the office and by the TV. Dr. Allan Hedge, a professor at Cornell University, says for every half-hour working in an office, people should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes…

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A Healthy Retiree is a Happy Retiree

You can see yourself taking a swim in the pool of a fancy Hawaiian resort, riding a bike through Central Park in New York or hiking in a beautiful national park. The vision makes you feel wonderful and your retirement time is not so far away. But will you be strong enough and fit enough…

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