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5 Healthier Habits for Type 1 Diabetes

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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 also monitor your blood sugar levels 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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About the author

Susan Vernicek

My name is Susan Vernicek and I ignite and empower Mompreneurs who struggle to discover their balance between MomLife + BizLife. I help them create a winning Mompreneur Mindset so that they can consciously thrive at home and KILL IT in business —without feeling guilty and letting go of the comparison game.

With over 13 years of experience and overcoming my own emotional, financial, and physical rock bottom, I’m now thriving as a Mompreneur myself.

I’m your Mindset Igniter, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, Speaker and Coach. Let’s move you from autopilot to achieving in MomLife + BizLife! To connect directly, please Email me at [email protected]

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