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Health and Wellness Archive

How To Count Carbohydrates: 5 Tips to Keep You On Track

Counting carbohydrates (carbs) is important to do at meal and snack times to calculate the amount of insulin you'll need. Carbs are the one thing that can really affect our blood sugar and throw us into a tailspin, whether we have too many or not enough to match our insulin dose. Carb counting seems

9 Appointment Reminders: Don’t Forget These!

I believe people with diabetes are like super heroes, but we don't realize it. I say this to drive home the fact that we deal with a lot, and we manage both big and small details involved in day to day care, and we don't always step back to recognize that.

How I Manage My Glucose Levels When I’m Under Stress

As I type this, my throat burns, my nose is drippy and red, and my ears feel sore and tingly. Oh? and my blood sugar? My blood sugar is running around 50% higher than I'd like, and every time I eat anything, it soars even higher. The stress of germs attacking my body makes

5 Tips for Getting Motivated to Exercise and Eat Well

Whether you're a health nut, fitness fanatic, or thinking about starting healthier habits or an exercise routine, motivation is key. As a health conscious person and an avid exerciser myself, I even have days where I have to motivate and pump myself up to eat healthy, or get my butt to the gym, yoga

Connection Between Gratitude And Living Well With Diabetes

Motivational speaker, Ken Ellis, has successfully managed type 1 diabetes for more than 53 years, and continues to stay motivated through maintaining an attitude of gratitude for the positive things in life. For the past 25 years, rather than bemoan his fate, Ken facilitates hospital and community diabetes support groups, helping hundreds of people.