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 Your Feet Are Two Good Reasons to Take Your Diabetes Seriously 

  Managing diabetes can be complex, but it shouldn’t mean missing out on the good things in life, like feeling the scrunchy sand under your feet, dipping your feet surf, long hikes in the park with your family. Keeping blood glucose levels within range can help prevent complications such as those that affect your feet1. High blood glucose can cause nerve damage (neuropathy) especially in the limbs (example both legs and feet). In addition, poor circulation caused by diabetes may lead to more serious problems like diabetic foot ulcer and infections and even deformity of the feet...

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How to Celebrate The Holidays and Stay In Range

While the holidays are all about family and festivities, a whole lot of food shows up at holiday gatherings. The parties and travel can disrupt your normal routine — and the celebrations can last for weeks. How can you stick to your meal plan and keep your blood sugar in range while still enjoying the holidays? It’s not always easy. But with a little planning, it’s possible! 1. Start with a Plan...

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EASY BAKE 4-INGREDIENT COOKIES

Ever get a craving for freshly baked cookies? This quick and healthy recipe only uses four ingredients - which I bet you have on hand right now! Not a fan of chocolate? Simply substitute raisins, cherries, coconut or whatever mix-ins you like best. Ingredients ...

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  Tips To An Accurate Blood Glucose Result

When you check your blood glucose (blood sugar), a lot of people assume that the meter will always give you an accurate result. However, a meter's accuracy depends upon a lot of factors. Below are a few of the factors that you are able to control:   Storage Blood glucose strips are temperature sensitive and fragile, and must be stored under specific conditions1. (Read your strip’s product package insert to know more). Action: Avoid storing the strip...

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  8 Ways to Conquer Cravings

Everyone has cravings, but for people with diabetes, it’s even more important to resist temptation. Fortunately, food cravings typically originate in our minds and aren’t driven by a physical need. Knowing this, can you find the will to resist?   1. Check your sugar If you have diabetes, there’s a very real possibility your body does need something. Have you ever been overwhelmed by a sudden craving, only to realize later that it was just low sugar?...

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  Add some sparkle to your festivals through these 8 diabetes friendly tip.

The temptation to have rich food will always be there during the festive season. However, there is always a safe way for people with diabetes to enjoy the spirit of the festival. Here are some diabetes friendly tips: Prepare for the day: Eat low-carb meals. If you are planning to enjoy savories and sweets, then you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet with some simple tips. So instead of potatoes and peas eat non-starchy vegetables like broccoli and peppers, substitute rice with quinoa, skip pulpy fruits like bananas and eat low glycemic (slower sugar spike) foods...

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Record Your Blood Glucose Digitally

People with diabetes are often advised to keep a logbook to track their daily blood glucose results and what they eat in a day. But writing down your BG test result and food that you ate can be a hassle sometimes. With Accu-Chek Connect diabetes management app, people with diabetes no longer have to be bothered by the tedious task of writing down your blood glucose results. Upon pairing with Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter, which offers Bluetooth® connectivity, blood glucose...

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5 ways to manage your blood sugar while working from home

Making the shift from being an in-office employee to one who works remotely can certainly be an adjustment. You may need to learn how to balance your own conference calls, create boundaries between your family time and late-night requests from colleagues when there’s no commute separating the spheres of your life and focus on that quarterly report when there are piles of laundry staring you in the face. Working from home presents a whole different set of challenges for people with diabetes....

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