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Diabetes and Diet

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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.

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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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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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Latent Autoimmune Diabetes In Adults (LADA)

Type 1 diabetes diagnosed in adulthood may be a form of slowly-progressing diabetes called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA). LADA is also known as slow-onset type 1 diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, late-onset autoimmune diabetes of adulthood, and even “double diabetes,” since it has elements of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. LADA patients,

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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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What Does Your A1C Number Really Mean?

 

We dFolk are bombarded with numbers, goals, and targets. We’re frequently told where we should be, but not how high our risk is when we can’t reach our targets. Here, we break down A1C numbers into a simple green-light, yellow-light, red-light format, to give you perspective on when (and how much) to worry,

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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

Read More

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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CDE Advice: Debunking Common Myths About Dessert

Having type 1 diabetes herself for the last 25 years, Holly Hackman, a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. has heard over and over the following from people:

“Oh you have diabetes? You can’t have that,” or, “No dessert for you,” or, “You can’t eat sugar,”

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Beginner Yoga Poses For Individuals With Diabetes

The power of yoga extends beyond giving your mind and body a safe space to relax. Especially helpful for those who suffer from diabetes, specific yoga postures can encourage blood flow to the pancreas to improve insulin sensitivity and keep your blood sugar levels in check.

As you improve your physical and mental strength with yoga,

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How A Health Diary Can Help Your Diabetes

Ever gain five pounds and really have no idea what could have caused it? You’ve been eating as you normally do and taking your regular walks. Except maybe you forgot to account for those pieces of birthday cake at the office, the sampling around the table at a recent dinner with friends, or the

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Nature’s Best Low Carbohydrate Snack: Nuts

People with diabetes need to take special care of their hearts because of their increased risk of heart disease. Protecting your heart includes decreasing unhealthy fats and increasing the healthy ones — like those found in nuts.

Protecting your heart means doing things such as exercising, avoiding refined carbohydrates and trans fats, and increasing your intake

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Expert Advice: Alcohol Awareness And Diabetes

Jeopardy Cocktail: Mix one part diabetes, one part alcohol, and you take your chances.

This article reviews a wide variety of research findings related to diabetes and alcohol consumption, in addition to some basic approaches to minimize negative consequences.

Keep in mind that drinking alcohol interferes with the liver’s ability to release stored glucose

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Which Diabetes Is More Complicated?

You may wonder which diabetes is more complicated: type 1 or type 2?  While we know are both equally harmful to the body, let’s better understand the two main types of diabetes, to help us determine which is more complicated and which is more difficult to manage.

What Is the Major Difference Between the

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Drugs That Can Raise BG

Some medicines that are used for treating other medical conditions can cause elevated blood sugar in people with diabetes. You may need to monitor your blood glucose more closely if you take one of the medicines listed below.

It’s important to note that just because a medicine has the possibility of raising blood sugar, it does not mean

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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.

Read More

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