The Anodyne Journal

9 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

If you have diabetes, preparing for even daily activities can require advanced planning. So how do you prepare for travel that can disrupt your diabetes care routine? Here are 9 tips for traveling when you have diabetes.  

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness, diabetes blog

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Blood Sugar

Posted by Will Knight on Sep 27, 2016 3:19:20 PM

As the seasons change, most of us are exposed to extreme temperatures of one variety or another. Whether you're sweating or shivering, you should always take precautions to avoid temperature-related blood sugar spikes.

When temperatures start to get out of control, so can your blood sugar. Both hot and cold weather extremes can affect your testing equipment and your medications, and have a negative impact on your body’s ability to produce and use insulin.

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Topics: Foot Care, Diabetic Health, Diabetic Footwear, Diabetes Awareness

8 Bad Eating Habits for Diabetics

Posted by Will Knight on Sep 20, 2016 1:37:55 PM

In addition to the types of food and the overall volume, it’s also important to make sure that you’re aware of the timing and variety of your meals. Whether you’re diabetic or not, it’s going to be incredibly beneficial to your health and quality of life if you’re being smart about your eating habits.

To make things a little easier for you, here is a list we put together of 8 bad eating habits that should be avoided -

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Topics: diabetes blog, Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness

Diabetic Friendly Stuffed Avocados

Posted by Will Knight on Sep 8, 2016 10:27:10 AM

These avocados are stuffed with a flavorful southwest mixture of shrimp, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. It’s an easy, tasty lunch, snack, or even dinner!

I prefer to buy the raw shrimp and devein and cook myself, rather than the majority that are precooked. It makes all the difference in my opinion.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Stay-at-Home Workouts for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Exercise is an important part of every type 2 diabetes management plan. Fortunately, it’s not impossible for you to include exercise as part of your diabetes management without leaving home. Here's how to create a home-based diabetes fitness plan that doesn't require a gym membership, fancy workout clothes, or expensive equipment.

The ADA recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week. If you have trouble fitting in 30 minutes of exercise at a time, consider breaking it up into 10 minute segments.

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, diabetic shoes, diabetes blog

Diabetes Friendly Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Posted by Will Knight on Aug 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Looking for a healthy take on a comfort food favorite? How about Shrimp Scampi with Linguine?

All you have to do is sub olive oil for butter and zucchini noodles for pasta, and just 30 minutes later you’ll have a delicious and diabetes friendly Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness

Food Cravings and Diabetes

Posted by Will Knight on Jul 28, 2016 2:50:06 PM

If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably been advised by your healthcare team to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. In addition, you may have visited with a dietitian and mapped out a personalized meal plan to help you reach weight-loss or glucose-control goals. Nonetheless, what happens when, despite your best efforts, you still crave a food that’s not so healthy? For people with diabetes, this can be a serious problem.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Diabetes and Summer: Safety Tips

Posted by Will Knight on Jul 20, 2016 9:02:50 AM

It's the dog days here in Milwaukee — the hottest, sultriest days of summer where temperatures can climb over the 100-degree mark and humidity levels skyrocket. Such heat and humidity affects people with chronic conditions more than it does others.

If you have diabetes, here are some general tips to keep you safe when the weather is at its hottest.

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Topics: Diabetic Health, Diabetes Awareness

Mean Green Diabetic Smoothie

Posted by Will Knight on Jun 6, 2016 9:21:32 AM

A basic smoothie can be a great way to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. This healthy weight loss smoothie supports dieting goals and can be used in place of other snacks or meals. It can also provide you with the appropriate energy for exercise. These features are important for type II diabetes in which excess weight is a known risk factor. This filling and nutritious drink can boost your nutrient intake and help to stabilize blood sugar levels.

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health

8 Tips for Better Blood Sugar Control

Posted by Will Knight on Jun 3, 2016 2:20:51 PM

If balancing your blood sugar levels feels like hard work, these strategies can help.

When you live with diabetes, balanced blood sugar can be elusive. You might feel like you are always fighting high blood sugar levels, fearing low levels, and are never quite able to hit the ideal number when you test at home.

Aside from frequent testing on your own, your doctor will use a HbA1C test to show your average blood sugar level over several months. While there is an ideal range, your doctor will assess your results for your specific health needs.

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Topics: Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health