How to Enjoy Summer Sweet Corn, even with Diabetes!

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Many people with diabetes are told to avoid sweet corn because it’s high carb. Well, that’s true if we eat it as part of a meal filled with other starches but if we choose wisely, we can still enjoy this summer favorite. I bet you don’t hear the healthy things about sweet corn. Did you…

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What You Need to Know about Sweets and Diabetes

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Are you trying to eat less sugar to reverse diabetes? Eating less sugar today is much more complicated with all the different foods and products available. If you are trying to make better food choices, you might find it much more confusing than you thought. This article will hopefully help answer some of your questions.…

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Top 7 Questions about Prediabetes

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Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? We have a prediabetes epidemic in the US. The rate of Type 2 diabetes is 12.4%. The rate of Prediabetes 42.4% That’s 3.5 times the rate of type 2 diabetes!!! According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are burdened with costs of almost $10,000 per year directly…

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Eating More of this can Help Prevent Diabetes.

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Eating more cold water ‘oily fish’ has been proven to help in prevention of diabetes for people who have a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. New study: A recent report in the January Diabetes Care journal, talks about a large study showing how eating oily fish could significantly lower the risk of developing type…

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Diabetes Prevention Starter Carb Plan

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If you are looking for a food plan with a little structure to get you jump started with blood sugar or weight management, this is a plan I have used. Here are some quick tips if you want to try this plan for yourself. 2-5-6 Plan 2-5-6 means that you eat 2 carbohydrate choices –…

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4 Ways to Get Your Mind Set to Fight Diabetes

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“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you chances are it will burn very briefly.”    Stephen Covey This quote sums it up. The motivation for lifestyle change has to be yours.  You want to change not because your doctor tells you  . . . not because your…

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The Inflammation-Diabetes Connection

There is a connection between diabetes and inflammation and it’s hidden. What is Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or injury. Classic signs of inflammation are redness, swelling and pain. Living in Minnesota the example I think of is a mosquito bite, where you feel very little pain but you get the annoying…

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