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Health and Wellness Archive

What You Need To Know About Insulin And Exercise

Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your body when you have diabetes. Just a little physical activity every day makes a big difference in your health, happiness, and your ability to manage blood sugar.  But, you may have questions about how to manage your insulin therapy before, during, and

Spotting hidden sugars

Managing sugar and carb consumption is an important part of living with diabetes. However, sometimes it’s not obvious how much sugar is in the food we eat. Here are some of the ways sugar content can “hide.”  Sugar by another name  Whether it’s used to make a food product or added to make food

Dealing With Diabetes Distress

Pursuing your vision of ideal health as a person with diabetes is not always a straight path. There are ups and downs all along the way. Sometimes a down period makes sense—you may be having a hard time keeping up with treatment or external factors could be affecting your health. But, on other occasions,

Five Ways You Can Fully Enjoy This Holiday Season

Keeping up with diabetes self-management during the holidays can be challenging, but rewarding. Here are some ways you can thrive during holiday feasting, stay active, keep up with treatment—and have fun.  Enjoy your meal without feeling overwhelmed.   Who said you can’t indulge and still pay attention to your dietary needs? Sure you can! Consider the plate method (https://www.diabetesfoodhub.org/articles/what-is-the-diabetes-plate-method.html). Using a 9-inch dinning plate,

Celebrating the Holidays as a Person Living with Diabetes

  The holiday season is a special time for everyone, no matter how you’re celebrating. We get together with others, reconnect with friends and family—and stuff ourselves silly on seasonal treats.  If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how you can successfully manage your blood sugar and insulin treatment schedule (if applicable) with all that