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What Blood Glucose Levels Should You Exercise Safely At?

Whether you have Type 1 or 2 Diabetes, exercise is very much core to the lifestyle management of diabetes. In fact whether you have diabetes or not, exercise is essential for health & well being. Managing blood glucose during exercise can be a real challenge. Hypoglycemia occurs often during exercise. This is the greatest risk…

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Exercise for Diabetes first & foremost

One of the most powerful statements that seems to capture peoples understanding in a consultation is when I say to them, ‘exercise for diabetes first and foremost, weight loss is secondary’. For many people exercise is a chore, and the mantra of 30 mins a day, every day, seems to run like water off a…

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image of a woman eating an apple, apples and fruit are still vital in keeping healthy in fighting diabetes, from Diabetes Insight, Cork, Ireland

‘Feeding’ Diabetes Explained

The term ‘feeding’ diabetes has been used to describe a situation when someone with diabetes is eating to keep blood sugar levels up to avoid low blood sugar levels known as  ‘hypos’. It may involve overlarge portion sizes, snacking between meals &/or feeling hungry. Many people complain of gaining weight, due to this phenomenon, which…

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