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  • Resistance Band Exercises for Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, it’s a good idea to exercise and make your muscles stronger. Studies show that strength training — also called resistance training — can help your body use insulin better, lower your glucose levels, help burn more calories, and maybe even help you need less medicine. But if pumping iron isn’t your […]

  • Anthony Anderson talks about his health and his part on black-ish

    “My character’s name is Andre Johnson; it may as well be Anthony Anderson,” says Anderson, a two-time Emmy nominee for his lead role on the show. “It’s not far from reality in terms of wanting to give my children better than what I had growing up on the streets of Compton as a kid, just […]

  • Exercise and Diabetes: How a Trainer Can Help

    Being active can lower your blood sugar level and keep your health on track. If you’re not sure where to begin, a personal trainer can pave the way. Choose one who has experience working with people with diabetes. You can find a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of […]

  • Is It Safe to Take Insulin for Gestational Diabetes?

    Eating healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise may be all you need to control your blood sugar levels during your pregnancy. But when that’s not enough, you may need to take insulin, too. Insulin is a hormone that helps your cells take in and use glucose. Your pancreas makes insulin, but the kind you […]

  • How Does Coffee Affect Your Blood Sugar?

    Whether it’s from coffee, tea, soda, or chocolate, most Americans get caffeine every day. For healthy people, it’s usually a harmless perk-me-up. But if you have type 2 diabetes, caffeine may make it harder to keep your blood sugar in check. How Does Caffeine Affect Your Blood Sugar? A growing body of research suggests people […]

  • If I Have Diabetes, Can I Breastfeed My Baby?

    Most health experts say that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby, and that if you’re able to do it, you should give it a try. In an ideal world, you’d breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months of your baby’s life. But if you have diabetes, you may wonder if that’s true […]

  • Your Diabetes Checkup Checklist

    If you have diabetes, taking care of yourself at home and getting regular checkups are key to staying healthy. During office visits, your doctor will do tests to try to find any problems so they can be treated before they become bigger issues. If you find them early enough, most can be managed with diet, […]

  • Fasting and Non-Fasting Bloodwork for Diabetes

    If you have diabetes or your doctor thinks you might, certain blood tests can tell a lot about how your body processes blood sugar. Sometimes you’ll need to fast. That means not eating or drinking anything except water for a specific amount of time before a blood sample is taken. This will ensure all the […]

  • Diabetes? Why You Should Give Skin a Closer Look

    As Karen Murphy struggled to lift a heavy wooden desk out of her car one fall afternoon, the desk did exactly what she had hoped it wouldn’t: It crashed right on her big toe. The injury wouldn’t have been good for anyone. But for Murphy, a nurse who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes […]

  • Eating on the Go With Type 2 Diabetes

    Since you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably got your carb counting down at home and a good idea of what to eat to keep your blood sugar steady. Picking meals and snacks on the go may seem more random, but there are healthy options in every situation. You just have to know what to […]

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