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Diabetes Care and Management

How Does Blood Glucose Monitoring Device or Glucometer Work?

What is a glucometer? A glucometer is a medical device that helps self measure blood sugar levels anytime and from anywhere. Because of the level of testing required glucometers must meet specific FDA regulations for accuracy. How does it work? There are various types of glucometers, some that reflect readings on an external device and some are mobile glucometer. A …

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Food For Diabetics: Benefits of Eating Zucchini for Type 2 Diabetes

What is a Zucchini? Zucchini is a summer squash that has its ancestry in America. It is consumed raw and can be found in green or yellow variants. Zucchini is low in calories and hence is helpful in curing obesity and high cholesterol levels. This makes it extremely beneficial in the diet food for diabetic patient. Nutritional value of zucchini …

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Diabetes Management: 7 Common Diabetes Exercise Mistakes & Ways to Avoid Them

What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and can gradually lose its capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is associated with changes in lifestyle factors. Type 2 diabetes also has strong genetic related risk factors as well. Choosing the …

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Blood Glucose Monitoring: When, Why and How to Check?

Regular blood sugar levels monitoring This is one of the most important aspect of diabetes management. Management of diabetes requires active participation by the person who has it and people associated with the patient. Monitoring blood glucose levels on a regular basis and analyzing the results is a crucial part of the treatment. When diagnosed with diabetes, usually a blood …

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Protein Salad

Ingredients: Boiled kidney beans-half cup boiled egg -2 Garlic Onions Boiled chickpeas-half cup Salt pepper Diced tomatoes-2 Diced carrots-blanched half cup French beans-blanched half cup Olive oil Shredded chicken breast-half cup Green chilli-4 Parsley Method Saute the garlic and green chilli. Now blend the chickpeas,saute garlic and chillier,olive oil and lemon juice,salt and pepper for the hummus dressing. Keep it aside …

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Dealing with Diabetes Burnout and How to Get Back on Track

Living a healthy and happy life with diabetes requires complete diet, lifestyle and stress management. While everything gets aligned easily if one plans with a healthcare professional, the continuous demands of following this schedule on a daily basis can get overwhelming at some point of time. You may feel the intensifying pressure of this disease taking over you due to …

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Essential Exercises for Everyone with Diabetes

Like oxygen is to the body, exercise is to the diabetic’s healthy blood glucose levels. Working out in diabetes is even more necessary as it also helps you keep fit and active and improves overall health. It is however important to check your blood sugar levels before and after exercise to ensure optimum benefits of the workout. Studies have shown …

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