Diabetic Neuropathy Explained

Peripheral and Diabetic Neuropathy can be exceptionally deabilitating.  This video offers a clear explanation of the disease and some possible solutions to make it tolerable.



DiabeticFriendly® Sugar Free Chocolate “I Love Nuts & Chocolate” Assortment, 25 oz

Sugar Free Chocolate “I Love Nuts & Chocolate” Assortment, 25 oz of Chocolate Pieces

We take the finest sugar free chocolate covered cashews, peanuts, coconut chewies, turtles (sugar free caramel covered pecans smothered in sugar free chocolate), peanut clusters & more, and put them in our own “double stacked” gold gift box! Ready for giving or eating!

Trust us when we say that you’re going to go NUTS for this chocolate box! We’ve packed it full of luscious dark and milk chocolates that contain peanuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews and more! Although the mix is always changing, you will always receive a selection of the following: tempting turtles, luscious meltaways, caramel nut clusters, tantalizing truffles, and maybe even a chocolate-dipped cookie or two! We know you’ll enjoy our “solid brick” of sugar free chocolates, guaranteed to satisfy the most discriminating palate.

Please be aware that we measure by weight, not by piece count. This product contains nuts.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Lactitol, Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Butter, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Palm Kernal Oil, Wheat, Pecans, Cashews, Vegetable Oil, Malt, Sodium, Natural & Artificial Flavors.

Serving Size 40 g (2 large or 3 small pcs) Calories: 220 Total carbs 28g Sugar Alcohols 25g Fiber <1g Sodium 90 mg Total Fat 16g

Allergy Information: Shares Equipment with Products Containing Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Egg and Wheat

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Living With Type I Diabetes – Whitney Holden Shares Her Story

According to American Diabetes Association, approximately 29.1 million Americans were affected by diabetes in 2012 alone, with 1/3 (79 million) of the nation diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

Changing the reality of countless millions of America, this disease targets individuals without discrimination, including countless children and young adults who are faced with a life filled with needles, medicinal regimens, and daily struggles to maintain a balance between exercise and nutrition, while living with juvenile diabetes.

Illustrating the daily struggle that comes with Type I diabetes, 15-year-old Whitby Holden, who was diagnosed two years ago, shared her own personal account of how she has struggled with the disease.

I have been living with juvenile diabetes for a little over two years, said Whitby. I was shocked and scared when I found out that I had diabetes, I didn’t really know what it was. I was just really thirsty and tired one summer and I got sick and started throwing up. My parents took me to our local practitioner, Shari Tidwell, and she decided to check my sugar.

Afterwards, she said that my sugar was too high to register, and she sent me to Le Bonheur. I spent the next two days in the hospital learning as much as I could about diabetes, and how it would change my life.

Fatigue and extreme thirst are two major symptoms I suffer from. I get really hungry too. I have to check my sugar before every meal, and watch my sugar for fluctuation. Eating snacks between meals is very helpful.

Illustrating telltale signs of fluctuation in her sugar level, Whitby talked briefly about some of the symptoms she experiences on a regular basis.

When my blood sugar is low, I get really shaky and tired and sometimes nauseated. When my blood sugar is too high I am very thirsty and usually develop a headache. Again, you really have to maintain a balance, said Whitby.

Whitby stated that no one else in her family has ever been diagnosed with Type I diabetes, and while diabetes, in many cases, is an inherited trait (1:10 ratio), the root cause of Type I diabetes is currently unknown.

Its a lifestyle change. You have to constantly be on top of your health, said Whitby. I stay very active with dance classes, but I do have to count carbohydrates. I used a Calorie King application on my phone when I first got started. I also had to be a lot more aware of how many calories I was taking in per meal.

I am actually really grateful for my situation. It has taught me a lot of different things. I know that most people wouldnt say that, but living a life with Type I diabetes has allowed me to live life without taking for granted a lot of things. While living with Type I diabetes never gets easier, it does get better. I am glad that I dont have to go through it alone. My family is the greatest support system that I could ask for.

For another young woman’s perspective on living with Type I Diabetes view this post.

The Diabetes Counter, 5th Edition

Living with type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be complicated—let the nutrition experts help you figure out which foods to eat with this fully updated and revised edition of the popular book in the hugely successful food counter series.

More than 7.5 million Counter Books in print from the nutrition experts!

What can I eat, now that I have diabetes?

In short—everything. For more than twenty years, The Diabetes Counter has been helping people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes control their blood sugar without sacrificing the foods they love.

Inside this completely revised, easy-to-use reference, you will find:

-Your ultimate carb-counting companion—plus calorie, sugar, fiber, and fat counts for more than 12,000 foods

-The most up-to-date scientific information on managing prediabetes, preventing insulin resistance, selecting the best sugar substitutes, using the glycemic index, and more—explained in language you can understand

-Simple tips for stress-free meal planning

-Listings for 58 national and regional restaurant chains, plus all your favorite brand name and takeout foods, so you can stay healthy whether you’re eating out or cooking at home

What To Eat for Prediabetes

Martha Mckittrick offers tips on what to eat if you are diagnosed as prediabetic. As a nutritionist she offers her perspective on what she believes you should eat. Remember to always test and monitor your blood sugar when undergoing any  diabetes diet as your situation is unique.

12 Ways to Manage Diabetes During pregnancy


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A healthy pregnancy is a priority for every mother-to-be, but for women who have diabetes, including those who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, their health care can become more complex. Women with diabetes who are diagnosed prior to …

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(New)Diabetic/Medication Cooler Travel Case- For Insulin Pen/Syringes- 8 oz ice pack (Black)

5.5″ x 8.5″x1″Soft and Thick Insulated cooler bag-For Insulin Pen, Syringes & Supplies kits or Medicine 8 OZ Ice Gel Pack Included,Supply kits are not include Cooler Bag Keep Insulin cool when you outing , traveling, working or sporting Cooling,Cold, Organizer, Individual, Portable, Stylish, insulin, Diabetes testing paper & kits, Meter Long Lasting ,Keep cool last 3-4 hours or more.(all materials in this images are not include)

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  • Soft and Thick Insulated cooler bag-For Insulin Pen, Syringes & Supplies kits or Medicine 8 OZ Ice Gel Pack Included,Supply kits are not include Cooler Bag Keep Insulin cool when you outing , traveling, working or sporting Cooling,Cold, Organizer, Individual, Portable, Stylish, insulin, Diabetes testing paper & kits, Meter Long Lasting ,Keep cool last 3-4 hours or more.(all materials in this images are not include)
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Prediabetes Lifestyle Changes Trump Drugs!

This video points out a number of clinical studies that show that making lifestyle changes eliminated prediabetes and was more succesful than using a diabetes drug such as metformin.

Devin’s Life with Type 1 DIabetes

Mark’s Note: Wow, I am in awe of this young woman’s maturity and poise in dealing with Diabetes Type I. Devin Arbenz takes us through a day in her life managing her Type 1 Diabetes. I learned a lot from this video. Devin is definitely a Victor not a Victim!

Devin says:
Published on Dec 11, 2014
I originally made this video for my journalism class at my college. Follow me through a (quick) day-in-the-life with Type 1 Diabetes! If you’d like to contact me, tweet or message me on Twitter ! I love hearing from other diabetics! @okaydevin

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