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10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

 10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise  Let’s talk about exercise! In this video we’re going to go through 10 tips every person with diabetes should know to exercise safely and effectively. Before you get started it’s important to consult your doctor and make sure you’re cleared to start an exercise routine. The benefits of exercising are huge, especially for people with…

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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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keep your body moving at work

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 & Diabetes

The Microbiome The word bacteria conjures up images of creepy crawly organisms scurrying about the inner workings of your body, maybe even give you the shivers.  But to think that as many as 39 trillion are in the human body sounds alarming since that’s more than the number of cells we have.  Now although bacteria…

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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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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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