Diabetes

Get tips and advice on preventing, treating and living well with diabetes.

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  • In Treatment: Helping Your Child Adjust to Type 1 Diabetes>>

    Discover the best solutions for helping children adjust to Type-1 diabetes with our panel of Canadian health experts — a dietician, a doctor, and a fitness instructor.>>

  • The Best Herbs and Supplements for Diabetes>>

    These 10 herbs and supplements have shown promise in lowering blood sugar, boosting insulin sensitivity and reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.>>

  • 8 Cures for Emotional Eaters>>

    Boss yelled at you? Have some candy. It’s a late night and you’re feeling lonely? You need some ice cream. Food can temporarily make you feel better but it can’t solve the problems in your life. Read on for solutions to emotional eating problems.>>

  • Sex and Diabetes>>

    What you should know about sex when you have diabetes.>>

  • An In-Depth Look at Nutritional Disorders>>

    Few people in the developed world are short of food or suffer from a severe lack of essential nutrients. The majority of nutritional disorders and deficiencies in developed countries are caused by poor dietary habits or conditions that prevent digestion and absorption, limiting the body’s ability to draw the required nutrients from food.>>

  • Could Hearing Loss Be Caused by Diabetes?>>

    Hearing loss could be masking another problem. There's little you can do about it on your own, so you should see a doctor. You need to be checked for conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, both associated with hearing problems.>>

  • Cutting Down on Sugar>>

    Although fewer of us take sugar in our tea or coffee, and we sprinkle less on our cereals and desserts, we are actually consuming more sugar, hidden away in processed foods, leading to weight problems and obesity.>>

  • Kitchen Cabinet Cures for Diabetes>>

    When you're feeling low, you don't necessarily need to go to the pharmacy every time. This article outlines some around-the-hosue remedies that might just get you feeling on top of things again.>>

  • How to Control Extreme Eating>>

    Over the last several decades, food producers have discovered that we have a seemingly insatiable desire for sugar and salt. They’ve responded by stuffing our food with mind-boggling amounts of these substances. This full-scale assault on our taste buds has the dangerous side effect of making us want more food.>>

  • A Painless Future for Diabetes Blood Sugar Testing?>>

    How new technology could replace needle-based diabetes blood tests with only a drop of saliva.>>

  • 10 Great Low-Glycemic Snacks>>

    Low-glycemic foods are often rich in fiber, protein, or fat, though it’s not smart to eat fatty foods just for the sake of your blood sugar unless those fats are “good” (unsaturated) fats.>>

  • 10 Secrets for Healthier Grocery Shopping>>

    Learn to avoid the common errors consumer often make when choosing their food products.>>

  • Fight Diabetes: 5 Moves for a Longer Life>>

    Eat right and exercise more — the advice is simple but sometimes hard to follow. What do top experts suggest for helping you fight diabetes?>>

  • Kiss Meat (and Diabetes) Goodbye?>>

    A dinner of tabbouleh, sliced fresh tomatoes, and marinated chickpeas sounds tasty—and the fact that it doesn’t contain meat may help control your diabetes.>>

  • Exercising Safely With Diabetes>>

    Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to avoid physical activity. It just means that you need to take more precautions than others do when you work out. Here’s how to get on the road to regular physical activity and stay the healthy course.>>

  • Diabetes Super Foods>>

    A diet rich in these 10 “super foods” will help minimize blood sugar and even throw your disease into reverse. Dig in!>>

  • 15 Healthy Low-Calorie Snacks>>

    “Don’t eat between meals.” If you’ve ever heard that advice, you might want to take it with a grain of salt. If you go more than four or five hours between meals, a mid-afternoon snack might be just what the doctor ordered to help you keep your blood sugar steady.>>

  • 9 Steps to Beginning a Low-Carb Diet>>

    Low-carb diets are important for diabetes sufferers. Read on to find out how to accomplish just that while still maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.>>

  • 3 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes>>

    Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to skimp on flavour. Enjoy some of these tasty recipes to satisfy your appetite and help manage your diabetes.>>

  • The Diabetes and Gum Disease Connection>>

    Are you a diabetic or are you at risk for diabetes? Find out why you should pay special attention to the health of your gums.>>

  • 5 Foods to Help Fight Diabetes>>

    Diabetes is more tightly wound with diet than a snake its own coil. Fortunately, you can roll it back up by gradually tweaking your diet here and there. Find out which foods can play a key role.>>

  • 8 Ways to Stabilize Your Blood Sugar>>

    Whether you already have diabetes, are overweight or want to prevent future problems, here are 8 ways to make sure your blood sugar and insulin levels are as healthy as can be.>>

  • Snacking For Diabetes>>

    To maintain healthy blood-glucose levels, meals and snacks should be balanced to provide a mixture of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Because people with diabetes need to eat fairly often to maintain a healthy blood sugar, developing healthy snacking habits is particularly important. Check out these helpful tips and snack ideas that are sure to help keep your blood sugar, and overall health, in check.>>

  • Managing Diabetes with Natural Cures>>

    Did you know that acupuncture and healing herbs could help? Find out about some natural options to combat diabetes, and decide if they could work for you. >>

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