Author: ADW Diabetes

Make a Commitment to Fitness

People with diabetes should exercise daily to maintain blood sugar control, burn calories and reach a healthy weight. They should make a fitness commitment dedicated to achieve their long-term health goals. Learn how to make the fitness commitment and stick to it so you can achieve your goals of good health. State the Fitness Commitment Goals Making a fitness commitment needs to be more than a vague statement that you will exercise more. It is important to state your specific goals and make a personal pledge that you will keep them. A specific goal is that you will exercise...

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What May Cause Your Muscle Aches and Pains When You Have Diabetes?

Moving with diabetes is more difficult for those with persistent muscle aches and pains. Diabetic neuropathy causes nerve damage that can lead to tingling, pain, and numbness. Find out what may cause pain when you have diabetes and how you can feel better. What is Diabetic Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that affect people with diabetes. Some people have no symptoms. Others get tingling, pain, or loss of feeling in the extremities including the legs, feet, arms, and hands. Nerve problems can impact every organ system. Up to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form...

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Overlooked Cheap and Healthy Foods

A proper diet is one of the major ways to manage diabetes and healthy foods often get a bad reputation for being expensive. With some planning, there are plenty of diabetes-friendly options that can fit into your budget. Consider these cheaper healthy food options that are often overlooked for people with diabetes. Preparing for the Grocery Store The first step to a better eating plan is to prepare for the grocery store before you get there. Determine your budget and make a list of what you need. Check your cabinets and only fill in things you do not already...

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How Spring Allergies May Raise Blood Sugars

Spring has sprung and for about 1 in five people, that means facing spring allergy season. For those with type 2 diabetes, spring allergies may require watching out for things that could affect your blood sugar. Discover how spring allergies could lead to raised blood sugar levels and how to prevent it. Spring allergies typically cause a runny nose, itching and sneezing. The first impulse is to seek the immediate relief of an OTC or prescription oral medication such as an antihistamine. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American reports about 20 percent of people who use antihistamines become...

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