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The Effects Exercise has on Blood Sugars

Exercise and blood sugars. Its an interesting relationship between the two, but I want to demystify the cause and effect that can lead to us shying away from getting our exercise in. I want to show you that it can actually be relatively consistent and predictable with proper planning, documentation, and consistency. While this is something that I coach on in depth through my diabetic health coaching program, this will be more of an overview so that we can keep it short.

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As a type 1 diabetic myself, I know the struggle of will power too well. Before I was diagnosed with diabetes, my diet consisted of what most teenage boys eat: pizza, ice cream, soda, hot dogs, top ramen, etc. I ate like crap, but I didn’t see any consequences, so I didn’t think twice. That all changed when I got diabetes. EVERY food choice I made affected me one way or another. Eating foods like pizza and ice cream aren’t great for blood glucose levels. Thus, the struggle between my cravings and my will power to resist began. Spoiler alert: will power failed me.

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[It's Diabetes Awareness Month] -- 5 min read

It’s that time of the year again, no I’m not talking about the weird time between Halloween and Thanksgiving (but almost everyone is thinking about Christmas lol.) IT’S DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH. It’s not necessarily the “most wonderful time of the year,” but it is really cool that diabetes has an awareness month.I recently watched a video from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases about “National Diabetes Awareness Month” and the key point of the video was “you are the center of your diabetes care team.”  Let’s take a minute to fully digest what that means.

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