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Diabetes and Physical Activity

Getting enough exercise is important for everyone and particularly individuals with diabetes. Physical activity can improve muscle insulin sensitivity and allow more glucose into muscle cells, lowering blood glucose levels. Being more active can help with overall diabetes management and promote weight loss and cardiovascular health. Another benefit of physical […]

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Diabetes and Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate-containing foods can be enjoyed by those living with diabetes as part of a healthy diet, as long as intake is controlled and monitored. In fact, consistent, regulated carbohydrate intake is encouraged as part of proper management for blood glucose levels. Foods containing carbohydrates include fruits, starches (including starchy vegetables […]

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Diabetes and Alcohol

Those living with diabetes can still enjoy alcohol from time to time. However, anyone living with diabetes and consuming alcohol should use extra caution. While there are some potential benefits to consuming alcohol, it can also cause harm if not properly controlled, especially for those with diabetes. Alcohol can cause […]