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How much sugar is too much?

I recently started a discussion with my kids about sugar and what too much sugar can do to a body.  The question came up because they were asking why their cousins were allowed to have Lucky Charms for breakfast whereas we normally stick to regular Cheerios.  We talked about how sugar will give you cavities, and generally “not healthy” for you – for your
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Brownie Bites

this is a nice low carb brownie that i made… pretty good! Just in time for the holidays from Better Homes and Gardens Simple Everyday Diabetic Meals   prep 12 minutes bake 20 minutes cool 1 hour oven 350 degrees makes 8 bars 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cold water 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons
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Sweet Stevia!

So, what exactly is stevia? Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, commonly known as stevia, is a herb native to Central and South America and has been used for centuries by natives as a traditional sweetener, added to herbal teas and other beverages. Today, the herb is also cultivated in Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and China. Stevia leaves contain natural sweeteners called steviol glycosides. The two main
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National Diabetes Day!

National Diabetes Day! November 14th is National Diabetes Day. This is an important day because it helps to raise awareness around diabetes. Hopefully this awareness can help people without diabetes to prevent getting it and help people who have diabetes take even better care of themselves. Check out the quiz below whether you have diabetes or not – it will help you get a better idea
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Omnipod armbands

My son Logan has type 1 Diabetes and he wears an insulin pump.  The one he uses is called the Omnipod and it is a small device that attaches to either the back of his arm, back, abdomen or leg.  He prefers to have it on the back of his arm, as a lot of children do.  Unfortunately it can get bumped or can
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