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Let’s Chat… Living with Diabetes and Physical Activity! 

Physical activity is an important part of  managing Type 2 diabetes. But, before starting with a physical exercise regimen, patients using insulin or other medication that can cause hypoglycaemia should check with their doctor about the effects of vigorous exercise on their blood glucose levels.¹ So, what are the benefits of being physically active?  Weight loss or maintenance of a healthy weight. Decreases stress and anxiety. Decreases insulin resistance. ...

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Chicken recipe for people with diabetes

A chicken dish with a difference - Tasty Chicken Piccata

Chicken is a quick and versatile meal to make but it can sometimes be hard to come up with new ways to make chicken interesting. Whip up a chicken dish with a difference with this tasty Chicken Piccata recipe! Ingredients (4 servings) 3 Chicken breasts (approx.1 lb or 450g) ¼ cup green olives 1 cup (250 mL) stock or broth ¼ cup white wine 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tbsp. (15 mL) lemon zest Salt and pepper...

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Hummus; health; peopel with diabetes

Healthy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is super easy and can be made ahead of time for any event and served throughout the week! When purchasing chickpeas or garbanzo beans, check the ingredients—make sure there aren’t a lot of added ingredients. The can should just contain beans, water, and salt.    INGREDIENTS (Serves 12) 1 15 oz (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic, peeled 1 large lemon, juiced ½ cup (125 mL) tahini 1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin ¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt 2 tbsp (...

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Healthy Oatmeal; recipe; breakfast ideas, people with diabetes

Hearty Oatmeal

This hearty and filling oatmeal breakfast is portioned for a single serving, but can easily be tripled for a quick and easy breakfast throughout the week. Although it may sound unusual, the egg is the secret ingredient in this recipe. Adding an egg to your oats will pack it with protein and create a creamy consistency.   INGREDIENTS ¼ cup (59 mL) rolled oats (not instant) ¾ cup (180 mL) water 1 egg ½ cup (125 mL) blueberries ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries ¼ apple...

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Tips for a stress-free holiday

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Ready to start enjoying the holidays? Here are 12 tips we created to help you have a stress free holiday! Tip 1: Don’t let them ruin dessert. Chances are, some well-meaning person will want to make a diabetic dessert just for you. That’s sweet (although the dessert certainly won’t be). Offer to bring dessert, and then show up with the real thing. It’s the holidays. Tip 2: Make a list and check it twice. Write down every gift, task, and...

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Diabetes and the weather

Seasonal Changes in Diabetes Management

As someone with diabetes, you know the daily struggles that come along with properly managing your condition. The meal planning, exercise requirements and blood sugar monitoring often just become second nature to you as you learn how to adapt your lifestyle to keep your blood sugar in optimal range. Unfortunately, seasonal changes can throw a spanner into the works, upsetting your seemingly well-balanced life. Below you will find helpful information on how to handle seasonal changes and what you can do to make the adjustment period less stressful:   ...

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Drinking and Diabetes

Say Cheers with Confidence

Living with diabetes means celebrating each little victory, every healthy choice and new habit that helps you stay on top of your blood sugar. That sort of focus can be infectious, which has us thinking about how diabetes can actually help families stay healthy together even during these celebrations. All across the globe, friends and family enjoy relaxing or celebrating together with a drink. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be worried about continuing to include the beer, wine, or spirits you enjoy at your gatherings and holidays—Are the carbs...

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