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Navigating Diabetes Infographic

In celebration of Diabetes Awareness Month, let’s speak up and spread the word about the reality of living with diabetes. It’s time to talk about the prevalence of diabetes and empower people with diabetes to live healthy and happy lives. Here are facts to demystify diabetes: For more content like this be sure to check …

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How To Support Someone with Diabetes

Support from family and friends makes a big difference for someone with diabetes. If you know someone living with diabetes, you are likely concerned with their health and wondering how you can support them. It’s most important not to judge and to be open-minded. You can’t remove the disease or make the person follow their …

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Figuring out Hunger and Fullness with Diabetes

Have you ever experienced the feeling of excessive hunger? No matter how much you eat, you can’t seem to feel full and satisfy your hunger? Excessive hunger (also known as polyphagia) is a sign and symptom of diabetes. Figuring out hunger and fullness with diabetes takes learning, practice, and support. Read on to learn about …

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3 Things to Know About the Diabetes and Heart Disease Connection

You’ve probably heard people with diabetes have a higher risk for many health complications. And as it turns out, heart disease is one of those complications. Adults with diabetes are two to four more times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. However, The Harris Poll conducted a survey of 1,050 …

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Diabetes and the Flu: 6 Things You Should Know

Individuals with diabetes (type 1, type 2 or gestational) who get seasonal flu or H1N1 face additional challenges in keeping blood sugar under control. Being sick with the flu changes your appetite, which affects blood sugar. Feeling tired from the flu can mask symptoms of low and high blood glucose. Even more, since diabetes decreases …

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Added Sugars Guide for those with Type 2 Diabetes

You don’t have to have diabetes in order to know that sugar has been made the villain of all foods. But the truth is, sugar isn’t that evil. Nor is it the root cause of all prediabetes and diabetes. For starters, it can help someone recover from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Yet, that doesn’t mean …

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I was diagnosed with prediabetes, what now?

You could have been going in for a routine checkup when your doctor said, “You have prediabetes”.  Hearing this can be scary. Yet, with lifestyle changes, it doesn’t have to mean type 2 diabetes is in your future. WellDoc’s Registered Dietitian explains how prediabetes can be managed. What is prediabetes? First, it’s important to understand …

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Is the keto diet the best diet for type 2 diabetes?

If you live with type 2 diabetes, talking about your diet may be an everyday conversation. Our goal is to help you feel more empowered to make the changes that are right for you. We know what we eat affects blood sugar levels. And the ketogenic diet has gotten a lot of press over the …

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