Diabetes Tips

Christina Skinner, registered Dietitian at Benefis

I Love Seeing People’s Lives Being Changed

Christina Skinner is a Registered Dietitian at Benefis Health System in Montana who works with patients with diabetes every day. Benefis Health System offers BlueStar® to their population, and according to Christina, the benefits have been amazing. “I feel like it’s definitely a great resource for our patients to have everything in one place so …

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How to Balance Blood Sugar During the Holidays

How to Balance Blood Sugar During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a confusing and overwhelming time when you’re at-risk for developing diabetes or living with diabetes. Monitoring blood sugar levels is important for your health, and you want to enjoy holiday festivities. The good news is healthy eating during the holidays is possible with a little planning and extra support. Here …

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diabetes and sleep

Sleep and Diabetes: Helpful Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Anyone who has tossed and turned all night or woken up feeling sluggish, knows how rough it is to live without a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, poor sleep is all too familiar for people living with diabetes. Too little sleep can increase blood glucose levels, resulting in prediabetes, which increases the risk of developing type …

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Farmers Market Covid 19

Farmers Markets During COVID-19

Since many farmers markets are outdoors, they can actually be safer than grocery stores during COVID-19. Everyone can take extra precautions, especially if you are at higher risk. First, check online or call ahead to find any updates from your local farmers market. Many farmers markets adjusted set up to encourage social distancing during COVID-19. …

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Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping During COVID-19

When you are managing your diabetes, meal planning and simplified grocery shopping can always help. Now that COVID-19 has changed many day-to-day routines, these tips can help even more. If you are looking to change your eating habits and add more nutritious options, then meal planning is a great place to start.  Preparation can make cooking …

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Ways to Enjoy Cooking

5 Ways to Enjoy Cooking During COVID-19

Back in 2017, a story in the Harvard Business Review reported only 10 percent of Americans actually love cooking. Plus, those with chronic diseases, like diabetes, find it challenging to cook healthy meals. Yet, it’s hard to avoid cooking right now with restaurants closed, work-from-home assignments and shelter-in-place recommendations. Take this opportunity to find ways …

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Staying Active While Social Distancing

Staying Active While Social Distancing

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in just a few short weeks has changed how we work, socialize and stay active. And many of us are trying to balance new routines, while trying to stay healthy. The American Diabetes Association confirms people with diabetes are not more likely to get COVID-19 than the general public. Yet, it …

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