Diabetes

Most everyone knows that when someone has type 1 diabetes, their pancreas lacks the ability to produce the hormone insulin (or their pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, as in the case of type 2 diabetes). What isn’t so well known is that the pancreas also produces another helpful hormone called amylin that people with diabetes
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This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. This lightened-up version of the popular Thai dish is made with hearts of palm “pasta” that keeps our hearts and blood sugars happy. Pad Thai That Will Steal Your Hearts…of Palm This lightened-up version of traditional Pad Thai is made with
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People with diabetes have special dietary requirements, but unfortunately, lots of important vitamins and minerals are lacking in the standard American diet. That’s where vitamins can play a crucial role in supplementing one’s health. This article will outline the most important vitamins that people with diabetes need to live their healthiest life. Vitamin B12 People
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Eritrea Mussa Khan is 28 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband where she works full-time in application development training for a large school district. Recently, Eritrea joined the
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Within 5 minutes of reading any diabetes blog or perusing through any Diabetes Facebook group, you will probably find more biased, scientifically unsupported diet advice than a poorly thought out midnight infomercial. “Keto is best!” “No, plant-based is best!” “Wrong, apple cider vinegar and intermittent dieting is best!” With so many opinions and biases, how,
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Dating can feel daunting when you live with diabetes. Hear about dating from others with diabetes, and learn what you can do to prepare for dates. My now-husband David and I met at a friend’s birthday party where there was bowling and a lot of birthday cake. Knowing I had diabetes, he was surprised by
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This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission. Breakfast sausage is a delicious addition to any brunch, or breakfast, or brinner (breakfast for dinner). Unfortunately, most prepared store-bought breakfast sausage always seems to contain some form of sugar. Since sugar is totally unnecessary to delicious breakfast sausage, I figured a new recipe was
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson A major contributor to high insulin list prices that is often misunderstood – because it is designed to be complex and opaque – is the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) and rebate system. Rebates are a percentage of the list price of a
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Living with diabetes is hard. The 24/7/365 management, constant conscientiousness, precise measurements and tracking, and near perfection that the condition requires can be exhausting, and sometimes we’re our own worst critic. We can become siloed in the “shoulds” and “should nots”, working ourselves into a corner of unrealistic expectations, not letting ourselves be fully human.
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This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission. The pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts conjures up creamy, sweet Nutella for most palates. This recipe is about to rearrange your tastebuds. Found in prehistoric China, the hazelnut has shared a long, sacred history in Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland. It entered the confectionary scene in Italy
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March kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. While we think there’s more than enough reason to celebrate the existence of our all-time favorite spread every day, we’re honoring this event by featuring low-carb peanut butter recipes you (and your pancreas) will love. Photo credit: Jennifer Shun Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread This shortbread is
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Oftentimes, I find myself standing in front of the pantry looking for something small and healthy that I could take on the go. As someone living with type 1 diabetes, “grabbing something” takes more thought than you’d like, as you want this snack to be kind to your blood sugars…and your waistline. Since NRG bites
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This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES A long, long time ago, before the days of coronavirus, there was a little diabetes care practice called Integrated Diabetes Services (we’ll just call it IDS for short). IDS taught people with diabetes all the wonderful things they can
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This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. Fat bombs are bite-sized snacks that are sugar-free, very low in carbohydrates, and high in fat, and they can be sweet or savory. They’re usually designed to help keep you in ketosis, but you don’t have to be in ketosis to enjoy fat bombs. Our bodies need
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We are nearly a year into the pandemic, which has all but frozen life as we used to know it. It has required a shift in thinking, and a transition to doing most everything at home: work, school, and even exercise. Most gyms across the country are either still closed or operating at extremely limited
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Jordan Jendricks Jamie Terry doesn’t know what exactly it is about her daughter that resonates so deeply with people. But there’s something about the combination of her curly blond hair, striking blue eyes, and the circumstances around her unfortunate and preventable death that have incredible
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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on into its second year, researchers have discovered a new, disturbing trend: there has been a statistically significant rise in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes diagnoses observed in patients after an experience of severe COVID-19. Even more disturbing is that nearly 14.4% of people who are hospitalized with
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