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How Can I Manage My Diabetes?

Diabetes is a medical condition in which sugar or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Managing diabetes is a daily challenge to keep blood sugar levels in the desired range. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and keep your blood glucose in the healthy range.

True Blood's Rutina Wesley Engaged to Girlfriend Chef Shonda!

True Blood actress Rutina Wesley has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Chef Shonda, a New Orleans-based culinary expert, in a series of Instagram photos! The 38-year-old Queen Sugar star posted a photo that read, “Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you.” [...]

True Blood's Rutina Wesley Comes Out in Heartfelt Instagram Engagement Post

Wesley, who currently stars on Queen Sugar, posted a gallery of pics that appear to confirm her engagement to a woman.

A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar

Using a different marker to track a patient's glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike.

Researchers stimulate blood vessel formation with sugar

Academics from the University of Sheffield and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan have discovered that sugar can, in fact, be good for you following breakthrough research.

Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?

“Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question. Experts Weigh In Dr. Richard Steed, an endocrinologist from Georgia with 25 years […]

Heart failure patients’ odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study suggests.

6 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Docs Swear By To Lose 6 Pounds Fast

Weight loss goals are much easier to achieve when they’re realistic. Aim to lose 6 pounds with the help of these anti-inflammatory supplements that will jumpstart your metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels. [Photos: Shutterstock] An omega-3 fish oil supplement helps your body burn extra fat and reduces your appetite, says Dr. Show More Summary

If sitting is the new smoking, should employers be held liable?

(Drexel University) Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Can diabetics eat bananas?

Learn about how eating bananas can affect your blood sugar, as well as how to get potassium without compromising a healthful diabetes diet.

Watch: How Stress Affects Your Body

Stress affects the body in more ways than you might think and it can affect your diabetes management and blood sugar levels as well. In this TED-Ed lesson “How Stress Affects Your Body,” Sharon Horesh Bergquist explains all the forces that go to work when you feel stressed. “Our hard-wired stress response is designed to […]

Can CGM Use Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients and Healthcare Costs?

For patients, the question about using a device for diabetes has to do with individual preferences and cost. Questions like, “will this device help me with my blood sugars?”, “will I tolerate being connected to something?”, “can I afford it?” all matter. On the economic side of things, clinical research is done to better understand […]

This mom lost 79 pounds and reversed her type 2 diabetes diagnosis

After having a baby, Rachel Woodrow realized she had to lose weight. She simply started walking, which helped her lose weight and lower her blood sugar.

Certain factors are linked to sleep disturbance in patients with diabetes

(Wiley) In a Journal of Advanced Nursing study of 90 adults with type 2 diabetes, female gender, elevated blood sugar levels, neuropathic pain, and fatigue were related to sleep disturbance, even after controlling for factors such as age, diabetes duration, depressive symptoms, and distress.

Why Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose ls Important

We all know that we should be testing our blood sugar levels frequently throughout the day… but we’re busy. We’re bringing kids to school, heading to work, running into a meeting, or attending to the million other things we have to do every day. Maybe we’ve grown to rely on our continuous glucose monitor (CGM) […]

Queen Sugar Recap: Blood Is Blood

“On These I Stand” wastes no time addressing the question looming over everything: What lies ahead for Darla and Ralph Angel?The episode begins moments after last week’s ended. Ralph Angel is crouched to the ground, his face wavering between devastation and deep confusion. Darla out of focus behind him saying, ... More »

You Have a Right to Feel Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes burnout is real. All the tedious finger-pricking and annoying alarms and evasive blood sugars and meandering moods get to you eventually. It can get exhausting, rightfully so. For some, burnout is an emotional state and for some, it is an action or actions. Either way, it is a very real part of living with […]

The Overnight Blood Sugar Conundrum

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Adam Brown How do I stay in range while sleeping? In the past week, I’ve seen these two 24-hour CGM traces: It’s amazing that the same overnight insulin dose produced those two markedly different midnight-to-9am glucose outcomes (left side of each graph). The […]

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Docs Say You Should Eat To Speed Up Your Metabolism

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You will have a better chance of maintaining or losing weight when your metabolism functions at a high level. Eating these anti-inflammatory foods will help by stabilizing blood sugar and increasing metabolism. [Photos: Shutterstock] Are you sick of kale yet? Not us. Show More Summary

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