Category Archives: diabetes management

How often to check blood sugar?

Checking blood sugar is an important part of diabetes management.  But how often to do so is a good question.  In this context, I am talking about type 2 diabetes. Ever since I was first diagnosed, I was instructed to … Continue reading

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Nuances of diabetes

I went to see my doctor a few days ago, and today the results of the last blood work came by email. My A1C is 6.0, woohoo! When I was first diagnosed a couple of years ago, it was 6.5, … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes, an invisible disease

Another morning I wake up and my legs are killing me. I knew immediately what it was, a nerve pain, diabetes complication. I tried walking around, massage, elevating them, all to no avail. Then I succumbed to the pain pills … Continue reading

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Enticing Food Labels, part 2

In part 1, I have discussed the use of ‘healthy’ and ‘all natural’ statements on the food labels.  Now I will talk about the labels that claim low or no fat or sugar. 3.  No Sugar Added. This sounds rather … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: Unfinished. How I Lost Weight on Vegetarian Diet

About a month ago I blogged about Diet-to-Go that I tried for one week. I have lost a pound and a half that wasn’t bad yet nothing remarkable. I went from 152 pounds down to 150.5, and that’s all. A … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: OBVIOUS. Target blood glucose levels for Type 2 Diabetes

Setting goals in an important tool in managing diabetes.  Target blood glucose levels are one of them. ADA suggests the following targets for the nonpregnant adults with Type 2 Diabetes.  (border is mine) I was dumbfounded when seeing these. What’s … Continue reading

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Slow eating and diabetes

I was wondering about this for the longest time. My rationale was that if you eat slower, the carbs get into your bloodstream at a slower rate which should contribute to the lower blood sugar numbers overall. Diabetes Self-Management site … Continue reading

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