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Study: Marijuana Users At Higher Risk For Serious Type 1 Diabetes Complications

Individuals with type 1 diabetes may be at increased risk for serious complications when they used marijuana, new research suggests.

Marijuana use is increasing as it becomes more legal in the United States.

Some studies have even reported improvement in insulin sensitivity and pancreatic beta cell function with cannabis use, which has generated widespread attention, suggesting

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How Accurate Is Your Blood Glucose Monitor?

Blood glucose monitors that are marketed and sold to consumers may not be as accurate as regulatory bodies, or consumers would hope,  according to a recent study.

The study assessed the accuracy of 18 blood glucose monitors (BGM) cleared by the U.S. FDA, representing a large majority of products that are currently available today.

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Healthy Food Swaps Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Wrapping around your head how you will count your carbs and stay on track this Thanksgiving? Look no further, our healthy swaps guide, Thanksgiving edition, is here just in time for the holidays.

Get inspired with these delightful fall favorites with a creative, low-carb twist

Healthy Swaps-Let Turkey Day Take You Forward
You may have

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Healthy Food Swaps Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Wrapping around your head how you will count your carbs and stay on track this Thanksgiving? Look no further, our healthy swaps guide, Thanksgiving edition, is here just in time for the holidays.

Get inspired with these delightful fall favorites with a creative, low-carb twist!

Healthy Swaps-Let Turkey Day Take You Forward
You may have

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Cucumbers And Yogurt (Side Dish) Recipe

Summary

Print Recipe 

Cook time: 0 Minutes
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Idle time:

Level Easy

Servings:  People
Unit: 
US Imperial
Metric

4g
Carbs

0.5g
Sat. fat

0.4g
Fibers

85mg
Sodium

1g
Protein

26kcal
Calories

Ingredients

2 Medium Cucumbers
3/4 cup Plain whole milk yogurt
2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Sprig Fresh Mint
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

Peel cucumbers and remove seeds. Dice.
In small bowl,

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10 Exercise Tips For Avoiding The Holiday Blues

You may swear that the ubiquitous holiday cookies were Heaven sent, the holiday chocolates divine.

Are your willpower dissolving, your waistline expanding, and your blood sugar rising just thinking about this season’s delectable goodies?

What about the guilt factor? You may find yourself eating a little bit extra here and there, and as a

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Mediterranean Diet Linked To Improved Gestational Diabetes Outcomes, Study

Women with gestational diabetes on the Mediterranean diet for 3 months had improved glycemic levels, that were comparable to pregnant women with normal glucose levels, a new study from Madrid, Spain shows.

The objective of the study was to assess whether Mediterranean diet-based medical nutrition therapy facilitates near-normoglycemia in women with gestational diabetes. Researchers also observed the

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Five Fall Inspired DFriendly Desserts

Fall is just around the corner. The weather will cool, and the nights will come quicker. It’s also the time of the year where tempting treats may surround you.

We gathered a handful of our favorite, dFriendly dessert ideas for you just in the nick of time.

Most of the recipes are simple to make

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DFriendly Autumn Appetizers

A party with great hors d’oeuvres is a great party—even if you get stuck talking to weird Uncle Mel. We’ve selected eleven of our favorite, diabetes-friendly starters that are sure to please you and yours this fall season.

Cayenne pepper gives this version of the cocktail party classic a nice kick. And talk about a healthy

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Traveling With Diabetes

Whether your vacation plans involve staying close to home or crossing the globe, put as much thought into protecting your health while traveling as choosing your destination. From planning ahead to packing your bag, let’s talk about how to use your passport instead of your pancreas.

Plan Ahead
A little planning goes a long

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24 Top Fiber Foods For Diabetes

When it comes to eating well with diabetes, fiber is the slam-dunk. Not only does it have a bunch of health benefits unto itself, it also reduces the impact of the other carbs you eat. This impact is reliable enough that, in carb counting, you can actually subtract fiber grams from your total carb grams. Check out these twenty-five

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Green Chili Peppers

If you have diabetes, it’s important to do all you can to arm yourself against seasonal cold and flu viruses. Fortunately, Mother Nature provides many immune boosting foods. So make a commitment to yourself right now:

During this flu season, get all the sleep you need, wash your hands more frequently, and eat a

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New Noninvasive Blood Glucose Test Promises Alternative To Painful Pricking

For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to control diabetes and prevent diabetes-related complications.

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently evaluated the accuracy of an MIT-developed technology to monitor blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick.

Early results

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Diabetes: Facts, Statistics, And You

In a special partnership with Healthline, dLife is proud to bring you a look at the most recent diabetes facts and statistics.

By: Jessica Timmons. Medically Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., RN, CRNA

Diabetes mellitus is a term for a group of disorders that cause elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels in the body.

Glucose

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Top 8 Tips For Managing A Sick Day

A cold, the flu, or an infection can raise your blood sugar levels. It can also zap your energy level and your appetite and keep you from exercising.

And if you don’t take care of your diabetes when you’re sick, you could get very ill and may need to go to the hospital for

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How Accurate Is Your Blood Glucose Monitor?

Blood glucose monitors that are marketed and sold to consumers may not be as accurate as regulatory bodies, or consumers would hope,  according to a recent study.

The study assessed the accuracy of 18 blood glucose monitors (BGM) cleared by the U.S. FDA, representing a large majority of products that are currently available today.

Read More

Five Fall Inspired DFriendly Desserts

Fall is just around the corner. The weather will cool, and the nights will come quicker. It’s also the time of the year where tempting treats may surround you.

We gathered a handful of our favorite, dFriendly dessert ideas for you just in the nick of time.

Most of the recipes are simple to make

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University Of Tokyo Develops A Map To Understand Diabetes

High or low concentrations of insulin activate different cell-signaling pathways, according to a new scientific method from Japan that combines data from multiple databases and large-scale lab experiments.

This ongoing research project may help unveil better approaches to understand the causes of and potential therapies for Type 2 diabetes

Scientists already have methods to understand all the

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Blood Glucose Testing

Blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is an essential measure of your health.

Too much glucose in the blood is the common factor between all types of diabetes. Glucose gets a bad rap, but it’s not always bad. In fact, glucose is good!

Many foods break down into blood glucose is used for energy

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Low Carb Pumpkin “Pie” Recipe

Cook time: 35 Minutes
Prep time: 25 Minutes
Idle time:

Level Easy

Servings:  People
Unit: 
US Imperial
Metric

6g
Carbs

6g
Sat. fat

2g
Fibers

100mg
Sodium

2.5g
Protein

115kcal
Calories

Ingredients

15 oz Salt-Free Canned Pumpkin
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Fresh Ginger finely grated
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Granulated SPLENDA® No-Calorie Sweetener
2 Eggs
1 Egg Yolk
1 1/2 cups Whole Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to

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How Brown Fat Reacts To A Carbohydrate-Rich Meal

Brown fat consumes energy, which is the reason why it could be important for preventing obesity and diabetes.

Working together with an international team, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to demonstrate that food also increases the thermogenesis of brown fat, and not just cold as previously assumed.

Brown adipose tissue

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5 Weight Loss Drugs Approved By FDA

Americans are learning to downsize everything—except food portions. Despite efforts by the medical community and governmental and private organizations, the obesity epidemic seems to be a runaway train. And what’s keeping up with that train? The type 2 diabetes prevalence.

Just as there’s no magic bullet for any big health problem, there’s no magic weight loss capsule.

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Seven Types Of Diabetes And Their Prevalence

Most people are familiar with the more common forms of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.  But, did you know there are other forms of the disease as well?  Often, due to the complexity of the disease, it’s hard to diagnose and distinguish between the various forms.  For starters, we will explore

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