Is the Keto Diet Safe for Diabetes?

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What’s a Ketogenic Diet? “Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet (like the Atkins diet). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs … Continue reading

Is the Paleo Diet Good for Diabetes?

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Paleo for Type 2? Pros and Cons Thinking about “going Paleo” to help manage your diabetes? You’re not alone. Many in the type 2 diabetes community are adopting the Paleo diet in the hopes that it will help increase insulin … Continue reading

Scary Signs of High Blood Sugar

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10 Symptoms You Can’t Ignore You Don’t Check Your Blood Sugar People with type 2 diabetes can often keep their blood sugar levels under control with diet, exercise, and medicine. But unless you check your blood sugar level every day … Continue reading

Insulin Resistance, Explained

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A Guide to Insulin Resistance What Is It? Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key. It unlocks your cells to let in glucose (a kind of sugar) from your blood to make energy. Sometimes, this lock-and-key process doesn’t … Continue reading

When Your Blood Sugar Gets Too Low

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People with diabetes get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when their bodies don’t have enough sugar to use as fuel. It can happen for several reasons, including diet, some medications and conditions, and exercise. If you get hypoglycemia, write down the … Continue reading