Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails

We all know that diabetes wreaks havoc on our bodies from our head to toe. Yet it is often our toes, the toenails in particular, that show the tale-tale sign of being a diabetic. Symptoms can include brittle, cracked, thickened, or discolored toenails. I am sure that doctors and diabetic counselors would be quick to tell you not to go barefoot and to take care

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetic Dental Care

One of the many down sides of being a diabetic is that diabetes attacks your body in a multitude of ways. The loss of teeth caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease is just one more thing that we diabetics have to worry about. Fortunately, there is preventative maintenance that we can do prevent or at least delay what some say is inevitable.   Until recently I

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Is Red Wine Divine for Diabetes?

We’ve all heard that diabetics should stay away from alcohol. The reasoning is that alcohol breaks down into glucose which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.   Yet most of us have heard about the benefits of eating blueberries and red grapes. So one day I started wondering if there were any benefits to drinking red wine. If eating blueberries and grapes are beneficial in

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Type 1 Diabetes: Avalanche Blaster Kim Kircher

When most people look at Crystal Mountain, which stands in the shadows of Washington’s Mt. Rainier, they are in awe of the snow-swept rocks that tower the sky. Kim Kircher, 45, just sees her workplace. Kim learned to ski around the same time she learned to walk. She is one of 1,500 avalanche blasters in the United States and is trained to seek out potential

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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution

Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write, “create my

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AskNadia: What’s Your Gym Workout Plan for Type 1 Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago when I was 15. I would like to start going to the gym but am scared of low blood sugar. Brandon H, Dear Brandon, That’s great that you like to go the gym. Exercise is great for your blood sugars, A1C and keeping your weight down. Working out at the gym should also

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

I’ve started running. To be specific, I’m using the Couch to 5K program, an iPhone app that leads you, or someone you love, through a series of intensifying workouts. I’ve never been one for tough exercise. Even in grade school and middle school, I was far more content to walk or stroll, rather than really pushing myself. But as I’ve gotten a bit older, it’s

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Battling Diabetes the Natural Way

By Eric M Morris Sometimes life can throw us a curveball. On May 29th, 2010 I was thrown a curveball that would change my life forever. It was only after my body was acting strangely did I realize that something was wrong. Sure the warning signs were there; rapid weight loss, unquenchable thirst, severe leg cramps, extreme fatigue, urinating every two hours, impotence, jolting kidney

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Diabeteshealth.com Redesign

By now, you have already noticed that our site is going through a redesign. All the feedback about the new look has been very positive. We encountered some glitches that we are still working out. The diabeteshealth.com site was built ten years ago. It was a custom site, which on the back end is a dinosaur in digital years. Transferring data with the newest technology

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