Thriving with Diabetes

You can thrive despite having diabetes. It’s natural to feel that the diagnosis of diabetes is a real curse. If your diagnosis is new, it’s alright to give yourself time to grieve and process. But don’t stay in that space too long. In the case of diabetes, these lessons include adopting the healthy lifestyle factors that our bodies need. You know, all the stuff you heard before you were diagnosed: eating well, sleeping, managing stress, exercising.

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Thriving as a Vegetarian with Diabetes

Let’s face it. Living with diabetes is no simple thing. And figuring out what you can safely eat to keep your blood sugars within safe ranges – not too high, not too low – can be quite the learning curve. When I first started training with diabetes educators, I was disappointed to learn that the vegetarian diet is pretty tricky for people with diabetes. Why? One word. Carbs.

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Artificial Sweeteners Increase Your Blood Sugar, Weight, Sugar Addiction

Artificial sweeteners increase your weight, spike your blood sugar, and make you crave sweets. The irony is that they appear to be doing exactly what people consuming them hope to avoid. What’s going on, and what can we do instead? A recent study, published in Nature magazine, caught some media attention. In this study, the researchers spiked drinking water

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#11: Know Thyself, Know Your Microbiome

Can bacteria influence whether you acquire modern diseases, like diabetes, cancer, irritable bowel disease or obesity? The answer may lay in your personal ecosystem. You comprise trillions of bacterial cells living within you and all over you, known as “microbiota”. There are more of them than there are of you. Most of them are quite helpful, if not essential, to life.

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