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    Food & Nutrition Friday (REPEAT): Low Carbohydrate Food Shopping On A Budget

    I'm sharing an article that I wrote last year when I was on a low-carb diet.

    Low Carbohydrate Food Shopping On A Budget:
    type2diabetes.com/living/low-carb-budget

    ❓As someone with diabetes, what are some of your tips for grocery shopping?

    Share your experiences and tips in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #EatingHealthy #Food #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Quick Tip Thursday: Know What Medical Facilities You Can Visit In The Area When Traveling

    While making travel plans, research nearby hospitals and pharmacies in the area you’re visiting in case of a potential medical emergency.

    From: WebMD

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #HealthCare #Travel #TravelTips #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & The Holidays

    Ah, the holiday season!

    Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s Day..

    This time of year is filled with celebrations which can be very exciting! The celebrations can, however, also be stressful for those of us with diabetes, particularly when it comes to managing our conditions and staying on track.

    My fellow advocate, Nikki, shares 5 ways to stay on track during this season:

    type2diabetes.com/living/holiday-health-tips

    ❓Which holidays do you observe during this time of year?

    ❓How has diabetes affected your holiday celebrations?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #Holidays #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Is honey okay for me to consume a few times a week?

    Hey, everyone. I hope you’re all okay and keeping warm.

    I was just wondering… Is a little bit of honey a few times a week okay? I really enjoy peanut butter and honey sandwiches or toast. It’s helpful when I feel like I really want something sweet to eat.

    As a bit of a background, my last HBA1C in August(ish) was 62. I’m doing around 2-3hours of brisk walking a week and whenever I’ve had my blood sugar randomly tested, it’s always been between 4 and 8. I take slow release Metformin, Semaglutide and Dapagliflozin. I don’t have to test my blood sugar regularly anymore.

    I don’t use much of it. Maybe a teaspoon’s worth in a peanut butter sandwich and a little dollop on my peanut butter on toast. And I don’t have it every day.

    What do you think? Thank you all in advance. Stay safe! And stay warm!

    #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #POTS #EDS #Dysautonomia #NAFLD #BPD #EUPD #InterstitialCystitis #Migraines #diabetic #Advice

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    Motivational Monday: The Real Definition Of Strength

    “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

    Weightlifters don't gain strength by lifting lighter weights. In order to gain strength, a weightlifter lifts heavier weights every session, slowly increasing the amount each time.

    Overcoming difficult obstacles and situations builds strength.

    So the next time your thoughts overwhelm you and you wonder if you can endure any longer, remember that by taking one day at a time you will stay on track and thrive.

    Keep your focus on achieving one diabetes management goal at a time.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #MentalHealth #Stress #Anxiety #Health #Lifestyle #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Disability and weight gain

    If you had a propensity to gain weight before a spinal nerve injury you are fighting an uphill battle after the disability starts.
    Without being able to burn calories my body will put on the extra pounds no matter what my diet and up until now I have been able to stay about twenty pounds over weight which is no big deal.
    I just received my second full leg braceand my ability to walk is slowly fading making it extra hard to keep the weight off the most frustrating thing to me about being disabled.
    I'm awaiting a surgery date a revision of my previous thoracic spine surgery so my mobility is pretty much non existent I gained another ten pounds I'm so discouraged at this point being thirty pounds overweight now.
    I eat very healthy as I have type 2 diabetes my glucose numbers are always in check but it does not seem to help. I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes through this and with me I was already disgusted with my physique before my disability and now I don't even look at myself in the mirror. #ChronicPain #neurogenicmuscleatrophy #Disabled #Depression

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    Food & Nutrition Friday: Chicken Pot Pie

    I love a good pot pie and I haven’t had one since my diagnosis.

    Here’s a recipe for a diabetes-friendly chicken pot pie soup:

    type2diabetes.com/recipes/chicken-pot-pie-soup

    ❓What’s one meal that you’ve stopped eating since diagnosis?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #EatingHealthy

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Amber. I'm here because I need support as I learn to adapt, live and conquer some new changes in my life.

    #MightyTogether #DiabetesType2 #Depression #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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    Quick Tip Thursday: Be Kind To Yourself

    Try to view any fluctuations in your blood sugar levels with a curious, non-judgmental mindset, to learn what you can do better next time and to intervene if necessary, before returning to enjoying life.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #MentalHealth #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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