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“Diabetes Motion” Join this public Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/793360004046784/  Description: This group is for anyone with any type of diabetes

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News

Breakthrough Diabetes Study Could Lead to End of Regular Insulin Injections, Researchers Say

Researchers say they have made a breakthrough in the treatment of type 1 diabetes which could replace the need for regular insulin injections. Research published by Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute scientists shows they have manipulated existing pancreatic stem cells to prompt them to produce insulin. The study from the Melbourne researchers builds on previous work by Monash University scientists, using two existing cancer drugs.

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Fitness

Exercise: Don’t Let a Fear of Hypos Stop You

Most of us don’t get the exercise we need to stay healthy. For people with diabetes, one of the biggest barriers is low blood sugar.

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes, it is very likely that your healthcare provider or certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) has counseled you on the importance of regular exercise.

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Controlling Blood Sugar During the Winter

When the weather turns cold, there are fewer hours of sunlight and you are tired of dealing with your diabetes. For many people with diabetes, as the temperature drops, blood sugars rise. That’s because when snow, ice and cold weather keep you inside, you may exercise less and eat more. This article features a few tips to better control your blood sugars during the winter months — and keep those winter blues away!

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AI Model Enables Earlier Detection of Diabetes Through Chest X-Rays

A new artificial intelligence model finds that x-ray images collected during routine medical care can provide warning signs for diabetes, even in patients who don’t meet the guidelines for elevated risk. The model could help physicians detect the disease earlier and prevent complications, says a multi-institutional team which published the findings in Nature Communications.

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Nutrition

Decoding Nutrition Labels: A Guide for People With Diabetes

With a bit of guidance, you can decode food labels and gain a better understanding of the information they present, such as whether the calories in the food are empty (meaning they come from added sugars or unhealthy fats) or nutrient-dense (meaning they come from protein, fiber, vitamins, or minerals). This information can help you make more informed choices about the foods you eat to take control of your health and manage your diabetes more effectively.

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Fitness

How People with Type 2 Diabetes May Benefit from Afternoon Exercise

Doctors have long extolled the benefits of exercise to help people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) manage the chronic disease and reduce their risk of health complications. Now, a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care suggests that what time of day those with type 2 diabetes exercise helps determine just how much it benefits them. In the study, researchers reported that exercising in the afternoon provided the most dramatic results in controlling blood glucose levels.

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