Tame Type 2 Diabetes:  The Blog

Prevent and Treat Diabetes Foot Pain

Prevent and Treat Diabetes Foot Pain

  Diabetes foot pain is often long-term and life-altering for people who experience it.  You've probably heard it said before that "when you're feet are sore, you're sore all over".  Several years ago, I had minor surgery on both feet at the same time, and I know...

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Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Almost every day, a client tells me, "I'll do anything to keep from taking medications for type 2 diabetes".  Sometimes clients say, "I know I'm a failure at losing weight and watching what I eat, and that's why I have to take this medicine." I get it.  I  don't like...

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How to Travel with Diabetes

How to Travel with Diabetes

Traveling during the holidays can be stressful. Add the extra burden of managing diabetes on top of that, and it can almost be too much. If you’re concerned about taking care of yourself on the road, here are a few things to consider:

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How to Lower High Blood Sugar

How to Lower High Blood Sugar

  I spent my honeymoon trying to determine how to lower high blood sugar.  Not mine, my grandmother's.  A cousin came to the wedding with a stomach bug and delivered an unwanted gift to lots of wedding attendees, including my grandmother and the groom.  The...

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How to Treat Low Blood Sugar

How to Treat Low Blood Sugar

Years ago, I worked in cardiac rehab.  One of our patients had diabetes, and he had an episode of low blood sugar during his workout.  He started slurring his words, sweating and stumbling around like a drunk person.  I checked his blood sugar and saw that it was down...

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5 Diabetes Check-Ups to Schedule Now

5 Diabetes Check-Ups to Schedule Now

Diabetes can feel overwhelming. It helps to have a team on your side. Here’s a rundown of the experts you need to visit at least once a year to make sure you’re on track with taking great care of your diabetes.

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Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

  Imagine sitting on a barstool.  What if someone cut off one of the legs?  Would you still want to sit on the stool?  Probably not.  The stool would be off-balance, and you'd come tumbling down, possibly injuring yourself in the process. Treatment for type 2...

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Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating

Yesterday, I had oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for dinner. I should have been satisfied. Calorie-wise, there was no way that I should have been hungry after dinner. I took a book out to the hammock in my back yard and I tried to read. It's a good...

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Meal Plans for Diabetes

Meal Plans for Diabetes

Meal plans for diabetes can save you a ton of stress. They can help keep your blood sugar in good control, cut down on your grocery bill, and save you all the time it takes to think about what you want to eat, how much food you need to buy, and what you need to do to...

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How to Politely Refuse Food

How to Politely Refuse Food

If you're a people-pleaser, you may have a hard time trying to refuse food. I was just talking with a client recently. Sadly, his brother passed away unexpectedly. Friends and relatives brought "at least 500 pounds" of food to my client's home. The food was piled up...

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When to Check Blood Sugar

When to Check Blood Sugar

  Knowing when to check blood sugar is important when you have diabetes. You don't want to check unnecessarily, causing yourself pain and wasting your supplies. But, you also don't want to avoid checking when you need to check — you might end up with a high or...

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Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

Your Daily Carb Requirement Calculator

  If you have type 2 diabetes, you've probably wondered how to determine your daily carb requirement.  This post is just for you. Previously, I wrote about how to accomplish carbohydrate counting, as well as an easier way to manage blood sugars called the Plate...

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Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES, IBCLC

I believe people with diabetes can enjoy good food and good health without feeling ashamed of their bodies.