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Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

We share healthy tips and tricks to prevent and treat diabetes. Lifestyle changes include exercise and eating a whole food plant-based diet.

Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about foods you should avoid with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition, but one that can be managed with diet and doctor-recommended treatments. It is important that not only do you eat the right things, but you avoid the wrong things. Here are some foods…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about adding certain foods and supplements to your diabetes diet. Diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels which, in turn, can cause complications. Diabetes can be a scary diagnosis, but there are things you can do to manage it. While medication…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about a few diabetes concerns that came to light through research. Humans are responsible for the way they respond to life, but it’s quite difficult to control the environment’s impact on our health and our medical conditions such as diabetes. It’s well known that the wrong foods can overwork…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about controlling type one diabetes at home. Finding out that you or your child has type one diabetes (T1D) is something no one wants to hear. The thought of being dependent on insulin by injection or pump can be overwhelming, even though it’s your best line of defense. Diabetes…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about some basic reminders for caring for type two diabetes (T2D) at home. Maybe you or a loved one was just diagnosed with T2D. Or perhaps you’ve been struggling with it for years. Either way, it’s hard to be diagnosed with a chronic condition. It changes your psychological…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about diabetic weight-loss tips and tricks to promote remission. Type two diabetes (T2D) is a chronic condition without a cure, and it happens when you become more and more resistant to insulin, which is supposed to regulate your blood glucose levels.   On a positive note, research into…
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 Understanding the type of diabetes you have is part one of this journey. However, research in the pursuit of a cure for type one diabetes (T1D) and type two diabetes (T2D) has unveiled more interesting treatment supplementation options.   No one deserves to suffer from the potential complications of this debilitating condition, and using the…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the biotechnical race to cure diabetes – part 2. Some advancements in research have potentially brought us closer to the goal of finding a cure or better method of treating type one (T1D) and type two diabetes (T2D). Both conditions can lead to serious complications. Let’s see…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, we’ll look at the biotechnical attempting to cure diabetes. Diabetes has become a global epidemic, affecting 422 million people, an increase from 100 million 24 years ago. With this trajectory, it’s become clear that developing a cure is a high priority.   The biotech industry is making tremendous strides, especially…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the pros and cons of various traditional diabetic medications. Diabetes is no different from other chronic conditions in that it also requires treatment with medication. Type one (T1D) diabetics have to rely on insulin because their bodies cannot produce this glucose regulating hormone.   Type two (T2D)…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about diabetic complications that promote research and development. Diabetes is a long-term condition that can possibly be reversed in some cases, and in other cases, it can be managed more efficiently to avoid potential complications. Learning about the dangerous complications of diabetes can help you take precautions to prevent…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. If someone is asked to describe their health, they’ll usually say that they’re diabetic. Most people don’t mention whether they have type one or two diabetes. Both conditions cause the body to struggle with glucose storage and usage. Glucose is…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the top risk factors for a diabetes diagnosis. Diabetes isn’’t simply a random occurrence or something that you can just catch from strangers like other diseases. There are typically other risk factors involved that you need to watch out for that may lead to being diagnosed with…
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Diabetes can be overwhelming and difficult deal with when you are first diagnosed. It may seem unfair, it may seem like too much, and it can all just seem very confusing. The best thing you can do is take a deep breath, understand what you’re dealing with, and then take the first steps towards addressing…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about getting your eyes checked after a diabetes diagnosis. One of the lesser known side effects of diabetes is the damage it can cause to your eyes. This might go unnoticed at first or dismissed as a result of just getting older, because type 2 diabetes typically begins…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about diabetes and your feet. Diabetes affects over 68 million people in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and one in 10 Americans have some form of the disease.   As a…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about stress as a serious contributor to diabetes. One of the most serious and common issues that diabetics face is stress. Stress is something that people all around the world, both diabetics and non-diabetics, struggle with fairly often. For diabetics, stress affects them a bit differently on a biological…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the dental needs of a diabetic. Diabetes can seriously affect your entire body, though many areas are ignored much of the time. Many people like to focus on the feet and the heart, and while those are very important, there are many other areas at risk for…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how exercise helps with insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels are too high due to insulin resistance, where your body doesn’’t effectively use insulin to break down sugars, despite producing it.   This can be dangerous for a number…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about signs of blood sugar abnormalities. The main effect of diabetes is that your body cannot properly manage your blood sugar, either because of a lack of insulin being produced or the inability of your body to use the insulin that is produced. Insulin helps your body use…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how diabetes can wear down your immune system.   Diabetics are less resistant than others when it comes to certain diseases. This is because type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. For some unknown reasons,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how to monitor your blood sugar. Possibly one of the harder things to get used to after initially being diagnosed with diabetes is the blood checks you have to perform on yourself on a consistent basis. The blood checks will measure the amount of sugar in your…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about diabetes and see if it can be cured. The first thought that may pop into your head when being diagnosed with diabetes is what you can do to cure it, as you would with any other disease. While it may be a bit disappointing to hear, there…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about 7 reasons mixing diabetes with smoking is a really bad idea. Are you a diabetic? Do you smoke? Do people around you smoke? We all know smoking is a direct cause of cancer but if you have diabetes, smoking – including passive smoking, leads to other health…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about different explanations for a diabetes diagnosis. Diabetes can be a bit confusing when you first begin looking into it, because diabetes isn’’t just one blanket term that can apply to all cases. Not only does diabetes differ greatly in severity, but there are also multiple types of…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how a good night’s sleep can improve your diabetes. Around the time you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you may notice yourself having more issues with sleeping. This might stem from a few different causes. It may be stress from being diagnosed, it may be a poor sleep schedule,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the possible need for insulin after a diabetes diagnosis. One of the most infuriating parts about being diagnosed with diabetes is that you have to take on a list of new responsibilities, and one of the more feared ones is having to administer insulin to yourself. It just…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the benefits of lemon water for weight loss. Are you planning to lose weight? Research shows that drinking a sufficient amount of water each day plays an essential role in losing extra pounds. Moreover, adding lemon to that water can make it even more…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how to eat out as a diabetic. When you’’re first diagnosed with diabetes, you’’re going to be more concerned than ever before with your diet. At first, you’’ll be buying the appropriate foods for the meals you’’re cooking at home, so it might not seem that bad,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about depression and diabetes. Whether you were diagnosed with diabetes just recently as an adult, or many years ago as a child, the side effects of diabetes are most likely still hitting you. These effects can strike every diabetic differently.   Some may have it worse for certain…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the different types of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.   Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 88 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% don’t know they…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about what you can eat as a diabetic. After being diagnosed with diabetes, you should get diabetes education. Besides taking your medications as described, one of the first things you’ are more likely instructed on is what you can and can’not eat. So much stress is placed on…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about artificial sweeteners and diabetes. One of the more difficult aspects of dealing with diabetes is the fact that you’ll be making a serious switch in your diet in order to cut out any excess sugar. This can be especially difficult if you regularly consumed sodas, sweets, and…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about the link between mental illness and type 2 diabetes. It used to be that diabetes was a medical condition that people only had to worry about in the later years of their lives. But due to the growing number of people under forty who are diagnosed with the…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how heart health can help you manage your diabetes. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, and as each new person is diagnosed with the disease, they must learn how to manage it. Successfully managing your diabetes can thwart long term complications as well…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about pairing protein, fiber, and zinc to boost your diabetic immune system. There are some often overlooked micronutrients that are key parts of your immune system. While everyone focuses on vitamins, they may forget that things like protein, fiber, and zinc are all very important parts of helping…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today we’ll discuss how to prevent nerve damage if you have diabetes. Over time, diabetes can affect any part of your body. The good news is that you can prevent or delay many health complications by taking good care of yourself. That includes keeping your blood sugar levels as close to…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how omega-3 foods bolster a diabetic immune system. You may have heard of omega-3 fatty acids before, often times found on pill bottles of vitamins. Omega-3s are very good for you, with their primary benefit being heart health.    They help improve blood flow and can reduce…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about why diabetics need to improve their sleep to fortify their immune system. One of the biggest problems with diabetes is that it can have many negative effects on your sleep. It’s been estimated that at least 1/3 of all diabetics experience sleep problems as a result of…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about vitamin C as a natural barrier for diabetics against viruses. Vitamin C is an incredibly important part of your immune system and your health in general. Vitamin C deficit once frequently caused a disease known as scurvy, but low vitamin C can also cause you to have a much…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s discuss how to prevent type 2 diabetes in children. There’s a growing type 2 diabetes problem in our young people. But parents can help turn the tide with healthy changes that are good for the whole family.   Until recently, young children and teens almost never got type 2 diabetes,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Let talk about why eggs are being touted as the perfect diabetic food. There’s a lot of debate over the egg. In the past, diabetics were urged to strictly limit the consumption of eggs. This debate was founded in the belief that eggs had the potential to significantly raise cholesterol levels and…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Let’s talk about the importance of watching your blood sugar during viral outbreaks. Most diabetics are already aware of how important it is for them to keep track of their blood sugar. Making a few wrong moves can have some serious implications, and it can leave you feeling weak, exhausted, and…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about myths about diabetes. There are many myths that swirl about diabetes, especially Type 2. These myths range from what the condition actually is to what causes it, to how to treat it. Diabetes is a condition that needs to be taken seriously, but you need to know the facts about…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how diabetics can use vitamin E to ward off viruses. Watching what you eat is an extremely important part of daily life. You have to carefully monitor your blood glucose levels and keep them balanced, otherwise you risk having levels that are too high or too low,…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how to prevent heart disease when you have diabetes. Over time, diabetes can affect any part of your body. The good news is that you can prevent or delay many health complications by taking good care of yourself. That includes keeping your blood sugar levels as close…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about 2 ingredients that help manage Type 2 Diabetes. If you have diabetes, then you know that it’s a disease that can have good days and bad days. Sometimes it can seem like your glucose readings are a rollercoaster of high and low numbers.  Diabetes is a serious…
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 Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! If you’re diabetic, it’s important to get plenty of Vitamin A for a healthy immune system. While many people associate vitamin C with being the most important immune system vitamin, you shouldn’’t forget about the other vitamins which can also play major roles in keeping you healthy. What is vitamin A and what does…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about how hyperglycemia impairs a diabetic’s immune system. Hyperglycemia, also known as high blood sugar, is a condition often found in diabetics that can have a number of adverse effects. Diabetes impairs your body’s ability to naturally produce enough insulin, which is what handles sugar in your blood and…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about selenium-rich foods for diabetics to improve their immune health. Your thyroid gland plays an important role in your body, by managing hormones and helping regulate metabolism. A poorly functioning thyroid can lead to a number of problems, especially for diabetics who already have enough to deal with. Unfortunately, diabetics experience thyroid…
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https://youtu.be/HV4KQzS3IYI A calorie is a unit of energy. Most foods and beverages contain calories. To lose weight you need to: Eat and drink fewer calories Increase physical activity Combine the two for the best results The foods you eat and the beverages you drink provide energy and nutrients. The basic required nutrients are water, carbohydrates,…
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https://youtu.be/urVm2CHiods November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Today we’ll talk about what it is and I’ll even give you tips on preventive and integrative therapies that may help improve your current condition. This is information is for educational purposes only. This is not official medical advice. So, please do not stop any medications or therapies…
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