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A Different Approach: Why Do I Struggle to Gain Control of My Diabetes?

A Different Approach: Why Do I Struggle to Gain Control of My Diabetes?

Lifestyle Tips, Mindfulness and Mentality
When we started Smart Diabetes Solutions in 2015, I set out to help people who were overweight or obese move toward a healthier way of living. After working and talking with thousands of people with diabetes over the last three years, I was able to help some people put their type 2 diabetes into remission (completely come off medications and get their A1C to normal range.) But I wasn’t able to help everyone. In some cases, it was because they were dealing with other medical issues, but for most, it was because I wasn’t able to help them transition mentally to accept the idea that they, too, could put their type 2 diabetes into remission by choosing to take back control of their health. I knew I needed to go…
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Jumpstarter Spotlight: Congrats Shirley C!

Jumpstarter Spotlight: Congrats Shirley C!

Lifestyle Tips, Success Spotlight
Today we'd like to congratulate one of our 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge members, Shirley Carter. We want to say "thank you" for being a positive part of our community! You have made excellent progress over the last year that deserves to be celebrated. Read on to get some tips from Shirley's journey, and get inspired to create your own success story! Here's Shirley's story, in her own words: "I went to the doctor for a routine blood test to check my liver function, as I had high blood pressure and this can affect your liver. She decided to run more tests, but I thought nothing more of it. A few days later, the results were back, I received a call from the doctor asking me to make an appointment with…
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How Compression Socks Can Help Diabetic Foot Swelling and Pain

How Compression Socks Can Help Diabetic Foot Swelling and Pain

Lifestyle Tips
Did you know compression socks can be a great for people with diabetes? If you struggle with swelling, circulation issues, or neuropathy pain in the feet or legs, compression socks are a great way to help reduce swelling and pain and keep feet and legs healthy and comfortable. Here's the top 5 reasons people with diabetes should try compression socks: 1) Increases Circulation Diabetes can cause a decrease in blood flow to the legs & feet. When left untreated, this can cause major complications. Gentle compression is a great way to help increase blood flow to keep feet healthier. Compression Socks can be worn daily and provide the gentle squeeze needed to increase circulation! 2) Decreases Swelling in Ankles, Feet, and Legs Many people with diabetes experience swelling. Mild compression…
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How to Care For Compression Socks

How to Care For Compression Socks

Lifestyle Tips
One of the best ways to combat discomfort in the legs and feet caused by diabetes is by consistently using compression socks. Now that you have ordered your compression socks, let’s make sure you get the most out of them. We will help ensure that you wear them properly to get the maximum amount of relief, and care for them correctly so they last as long as possible. When to Wear Compression Socks The goal of compression socks is to apply consistent pressure to the lower extremities, preventing numbing, swelling, tingling and burning sensation associated with long periods of standing and walking. With that in mind, you want to wear these compression socks throughout the day when you plan to be standing or sitting with your legs down for 2-3 hours…
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5 Ways to Combat Dry Skin Caused by Diabetes

5 Ways to Combat Dry Skin Caused by Diabetes

Lifestyle Tips
There are many symptoms caused by diabetes that people often don't talk about.  Unfortunately, one of these side effects is having very dry skin.  Dry skin can leave you itchy and uncomfortable and prone to cracks, cuts, scabs, and infections.  Luckily, there are easy ways to combat severe dry skin! 1) Drink Plenty of Water Skin is the body's largest organ, staying hydrated is important not only for your internal health but is essential to your skin as well. Making sure to get in eight glasses of water each day is essential to maintaining healthy blood sugars and keeping your body hydrated. In our free 21 Day Challenge, week 1 is all about getting enough water in! If you need some guidance to make sure you stay hydrated, you can…
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Oregano Oil for Managing Blood Sugar Levels

Oregano Oil for Managing Blood Sugar Levels

Managing Blood Sugar Levels, Supplements
At Smart Diabetes Solutions, our goal is to develop the most natural and sustainable methods for treating diabetes. If you have been part of our free 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge or the Complete Wellness Membership, you know that we focus on developing habits based around hydrating, eating whole natural foods and being more physically active. In addition, we like to discover other natural ways to stabilize blood sugar levels and treat diabetes symptoms while working towards improving long-term health. Oregano oil may be a great and completely natural way to do both. Diabetes affects about 1 out of every 10 Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control, and the market for diabetes medications are expected to almost double from around $31 billion in 2015 to more than $58 billion worldwide by…
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5 Ways to Get More Protein and Omega-3 With Flax Seeds

5 Ways to Get More Protein and Omega-3 With Flax Seeds

Diabetes Food Tips
Flax seeds are fully of omega-3 fatty acids which are thought to be heart healthy. Just three tablespoons of flaxseeds have 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein! Flax seeds are a great way to add healthy fats to your diet to assist in blood sugar level stabilization for people with diabetes. But when exactly would you use flaxseeds, and how do you use them? Below are five of my favorite ways for incorporating flax seeds into your daily diet. Note: we prefer ground flax as they are easier to incorporate into your meal and are more easily digested. Here's a great organic ground flax seed you can try: Spectrum Ground Flaxseed. Add 2 tablespoons of flax seeds to your favorite smoothie recipe. Run out of eggs when baking? Replace each…
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