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5 Healthier Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

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Susan Vernicek
Written by Susan Vernicek

Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. Try these 5 steps to improve your own eating habits and benefit from positive changes.

Have you been diagnosed with late-onset Type 1 diabetes? If so, it’s time for you to take a good look at not just your eating habits, but the whole family’s.

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Since my dad was a diabetic, I’m very concerned that my family may be more susceptible. It’s important to learn to eat right and my husband and I have been taking small steps over the years.  

5 Healthier Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

Here are some super, simple, healthy habits you can adopt and tweak as you get comfortable.

Refined Sugar: Cut way back on refined sugars.  Aim to only have dessert a couple of nights a week, like a single square of gourmet chocolate with a high -70% or better-cocoa content.

White Rice: Cut out white rice and refined pasta.  Use quinoa or the new trend of cauliflower rice or other complexed carbohydrates.

Alcohol: Try giving up your evening glass of wine or beer. You can save it for Friday nights and stop at one, this is also a great weight loss perk.

Peanut Butter: Switch from “normal” peanut butter which has an insanely high sugar content to natural peanut butter which has much lower sugar content, we love PB2.

Water: No brainer, the doctors and every single trainer out there isn’t telling us this for shits and giggles. Your water intake should be half your body weight in ounces, so if you way 130 pounds, you should aim to drink 65 ounces of water per day.

These are super simple steps to take and get you heading in the right direction. Start slow and keep steady, or are more articles on food and nutrition that you may find helpful as well.

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We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme.

Their answers can be random and in the moment. Or the answers can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve learned to accept the responsibility for my decisions and results. With nutrition, weight loss, muscle gain, business success, marriage communication, etc. What effort am I giving and is it consistent?

Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

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About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
She's happily married and a mother of 5-year-old twins.

She's tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 38, it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving in to the unhealthy fads we see daily.

She’s all-natural with naturally blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 38-60+, an Aunt, Great Aunt, and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

She created CJS Identity Properties. AKA IdentityMagazine.net, having no business background and at the age of 25.

She's a certified holistic life, mindset, nutrition, and fitness Coach.

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