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Homemade Hummus

Ingredients (12 servings): 1 15 oz. (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin ¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt ½ cup (125 mL) tahini 2 tbsp. (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground pepper 1 large lemon juiced How to make it: 1. Rinse chickpeas in cold water and let strain. 2. Combine tahini, fresh lemon juice and garlic in a food...

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Living in Range

When you find your mind wandering—thinking about the future—what do you see?  Whether you dream about taking photos somewhere amazing or starting a family, or you'd simply like to have more energy or sleep through the night, keeping your blood glucose in line can help you achieve it. Sometimes it can seem like diabetes is all about the numbers. But your efforts to stay within your target ranges for blood glucose before and after meals, as well as meeting your HbA1c goal, are really about feeling your best today and for years to come. Self-checks vs. HbA1c and why you need both To track...

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Blood Sugar Test Results Help You Take Control

Testing your own blood sugar helps you take control of your health, especially once you learn what your test result numbers mean, and what to do with them. Recent research, the Structured Testing Protocol (STeP) study, offers the proof. The study concluded that collecting the data of blood sugar test results, visualizing and understanding this data, and focusing treatment based on that data significantly reduced the A1C levels of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes over a 12-month period1. Frequent testing gives you the data to make informed decisions about your medication, diet, and exercise regimens. It is a smart way to...

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Considering a Pump?

Take control of your therapy; take control of your life. Insulin pump therapy gives you power over your life by restoring spontaneity and the ability to live freely. Eat what you want, when you want. Sleep late – no more morning injections or meals Live spontaneously Plan your life, not your insulin schedule Pump therapy has proven results. A landmark study demonstrates that improving blood glucose control can reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes. In fact, intensive therapy achieved with multiple daily...

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So why pump?

How about more freedom... With an Accu-Chek® insulin pump, you can eat what you want when you want, without a lot of food/insulin “juggling.” Better health… Health risks are reduced by up to 76% The precise insulin doses that you can achieve with a pump can lead to less fluctuation in blood sugar readings, better A1C readings, and a reduced risk of major health issues like stroke, kidney disease, heart attacks and eye damage.1,2 Even a 1% improvement in your A1C score greatly reduces your risk of diabetes...

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Top 12 Reasons Pumping Leads to a Better Life

1. Pump therapy offers proven results A landmark study demonstrates that improving blood glucose control can reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes. In fact, intensive therapy achieved with multiple daily injections or an insulin pump has been shown to reduce the onset and progression of diabetes complications by up to 76%. It is clinically proven that ANY sustained lowering of blood glucose can reduce your risk1. Pump therapy may also be useful for some patients with gestational diabetes and with type 2 diabetes. An Accu-Chek insulin pump helps automate insulin delivery and...

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Eating Healthy with Diabetes

As a person with diabetes, you make important decisions every day about food. What you eat has a greater impact on your blood glucose than anything else you do. You can meet this daily challenge by meal planning. With a meal plan, you can make choices when eating at home, grocery shopping and dining out. By working with your healthcare professional and learning about nutrition and the effect of food on blood sugar, you can turn meal planning into a pleasurable experience. Most food turns into sugar—or blood glucose—before entering the bloodstream. Insulin then helps blood glucose move from the bloodstream into your...

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General Questions

Are insulin pumps expensive? The cost of an insulin pump may vary depending on your health coverage, the province in which you live and your eligibility for a variety of government sponsored programs. For help in determining your coverage, call our Accu-Chek® Pump Support Department toll-free at 1-800-688-4578. Besides a pump and insulin, what other supplies does insulin pump therapy require? You'll need infusion sets, cartridges for the insulin, adapters (which connect the cartridge to the infusion set), batteries, battery covers, and blood glucose monitoring...

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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar drops too low. The body responds to low blood sugar with warning signs that may be different in each person. Some warning signs of low blood sugar are feeling: Weak Shaky Irritable or confused. Low blood sugar may occur if your meal or snack is delayed or missed, after vigorous physical activity, or if too much insulin is given. In a person without diabetes, the pancreas will stop producing insulin if the blood sugar level falls below normal. In a person with diabetes, the insulin they inject keeps working, even when the blood...

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