The 5 Diabetic Health Snacks You Must Eat Right Away

It can be very tough for people who have just been told they’ve got Diabetes to then go out and purchase healthy snacks.

As any type-2 Diabetic would tell you, if they had known that before then they wouldn’t find themselves with the condition in the first place!

Bear in mind though, yes this is for every single Di1 that is a Diabetic and is struggling to make the right decisions at snack time… although even if you’re not Diabetic this will greatly benefit you if you’re eating poorly, as this disease is rising by the day.

This will prevent anyone of you Di1’s from getting Diabetes (Type-2) & get you off the medication… once again (Type-2)   via this article.

Also a reminder that Type-1 Diabetes if diagnosed cannot be gotten rid of, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve got to be eating poorly.

In fact it’s doubly important to start taking proper care of yourself, as other health complications can occur and be a hell of a lot worse for you because you’re a Type-1.

So I’d like to share with you 5 great snacks that every Diabetic must start eating right away.

 

Avocado

This is a very healthy snack to be eating, period. It’s just if you have Diabetes this will help manage your blood sugar levels.

Avocado has a lot of high fibre in it and also monounsaturated fatty acid (Good fat) which makes them very diabetic friendly to eat indeed.

The best part about Avocados is that you can eat this completely on its own, or of course you can make some guacamole out of it.

Avocados are helpful with your weightloss goals so, to find out more (Click Here) 

 

 

Turkey Sandwich

I find it quite wasteful that we tend to only eat Turkey around Christmas time. When you can get some real Turkey (Store-Cooked) slice it up and then put it on some whole grain bread.. if you want even healthier bread than that then (Click Here)  

Add some lettuce or some other greens and you’re set really. Tomatoes too, work well with Turkey, all the while giving you more nutrients to your snack.

Don’t buy pre-packaged or processed Turkey or any meats for that matter! It’s very high in salt as that’s what it’s preserved in… like I said before opt for store-cooked.

 

 

Trail Mix

Trail mix… what is that? Trail mix is a combination of nuts, dried fruit and seeds.

Just 1 ounce which is 28 grams serving of trail mix will give you 3 to 4 grams of protein, plus it’s high in fibre which keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

This also  helps you control your blood sugar levels.

Fibre has also been shown to help reduce blood sugar and insulin levels.

Diabetics both type-1&2 should not eat the dried fruit in the trail mix, because it’s quite high in sugar and will spike your blood sugar if you eat too much of it.

Also I’ve seen chocolate in some trail mixes which is no good for us so needless to say, do not buy those.

 

 

Almond Nuts

Almonds are very nutritious and are great to eat if you’re diabetic (Click Here)  Once again a 1-ounce serving (28-gram) of Almonds will give you plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Almonds help control sugar in people with diabetes and also decrease levels of insulin.

The reason almonds help stabilize blood sugar is because of the combination of Protein, Fibre and healthy fats they have in them.. which helps you manage diabetes better.

Almonds   are a great benefit also to heart health because they reduce cholesterol levels and help you manage your weight, both of which are major factors in preventing and treating type- 2 diabetes.

It would be wise to only take a handful of them though because they are high in calories,  remember that it’s a snack not a full meal!

 

 

Yogurt W Sprinkled Fruits

Diabetic people in my experience are better off opting for Greek yogurt as most other yogurts have high levels of sugar in them, and food manufacturers cannot be trusted to tell the truth when it comes to them adding “added excrement”, which you might know as sugar.

What will make this Yogurt even better is to sprinkle some fruit on it. It can be Raisins, Cranberries, Berries etc.  Let’s take Raisins for example, they actually lower your blood pressure and of lower blood sugar levels, which is great if you’re Diabetic.

Another Example; Yogurt with berries is also another great choice for diabetic people for the following..

Antioxidants in berries reduce inflammation and stop damage to the cells of the pancreas, which is the organ  that releases hormones that lower blood sugar levels.

Berries are also a great source of fibre, just one cup which is 146 to 148 gram serving of Blue berries (Click Here)  provides 4 grams of fibre.. which helps slow down your digestion and helps stabilize your blood sugar levels after your done eating.

Yogurt in general is known for being able to lower blood sugar levels (Providing no added sugar)  The reason for this is the probiotics it contains, which improves your body’s ability to metabolize foods that contain sugar.

Lastly Yogurt is rich in protein, which is well known for keeping blood sugar levels under control.

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

What Do You Struggle With Most Being A Diabetic?

If You’re Type-1 What Advice Do You Have For Newcomers Who Are Type-2’s ?

What Changes Have You Made Since Reading This ?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

104 Comments

  1. Billy Palmer March 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for all your help.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      You’re Welcome Billy 🙂

      Reply
  2. Denis Juretić March 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Very good article thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Karim March 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you Denis I appreciate you/the feed back 🙂

      Reply
  3. Gordan Capan March 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I am a type one and I’ve got to put my hands up I had already given up on my health. Your words have encourage me to stop making excuses and get to work on my health, so along with these snacks I’m also using going to use your meal plan. I’d like to thank you for this article it really has motivated me.

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    1. Karim March 14, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      You’re Welcome Gordan! I’m very proud that this article has motivated you and stopped you from giving up.. Thank you so much for sharing this with us/downloading my meal plan, I’m truly grateful 🙂

      Reply
  4. Sandra Jones March 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    This is making me think about food being a major priority in my life.

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 1:17 am

      I can die happy now 🙂

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  5. Lesley Farrell March 14, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Exactly what I needed to read 🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 1:19 am

      I’m happy to know that Lesley 🙂

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  6. Roy Collins March 14, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    My advise would be make sure you eat in the mornings; as you more than likely will collapse during the day if you don’t.

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  7. Daria Dodig March 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    My snacks are chicken and chips, this will break my routine.

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Haha break it!

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  8. Dylan Zeman March 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks I’ve been researching about this and finally found a great source. I turned type-2 last month so I need all the help I can get 🙂

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Ah that’s good then perfect timing! All the best with your Type-2, it can be reversed if you work for it 🙏🏿

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  9. Rob Kenan March 15, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I never understood that either why people don’t eat Turkey all year round.

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      🤷🏿‍♂️

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      1. Derick Goodwin March 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm

        It’s not tradition I suppose.

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        1. Karim March 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

          Maybe.

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  10. Aiden Wilkinson March 15, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I struggle with eating consistently when I’m at work.

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      Start preparing the night before and putting your meals in tubs. That’s lunch and snacks too.. also bottles of water, buying a take out right now with you consistency will be just on/off and wont improve anything.. get the consistency first and when it becomes automatic, and you get the eye for purchasing healthy food then you can pull back from bringing in food in tubs if you wish. But if you’re not serious then don’t even start as it takes commitment to do this, and you need ask yourself “Why am I doing this?”

      With that being said I thank you for letting us know and hope you make the right decision that is best for you and your health 🙂

      Reply
  11. Curtis Fisher March 15, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    No more sweets for me 😋

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    1. Karim March 15, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Curtis It True Then 🙏🏿

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  12. Simon Nóra March 16, 2018 at 11:02 am

    💜

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    1. Karim March 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      🙂

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  13. Ian Yukimuro March 16, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I hate being type two I’ll do whatever it takes to get rid of it.

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    1. Karim March 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that Ian.. I love the fight in you,I know you can do this I believe in you!

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    2. Kris Georgiou March 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      That’s the spirit Ian!

      Reply
  14. Erik Haalman March 18, 2018 at 9:55 am

    This is what I needed as my diabetes is well out of control, It’s been overwhelming but at least now I can confidently work on my health and reverse it.

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    1. Karim March 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yes I’m happy that you now have the confidence to work on your health, and I know that you can reverse this.. when you do in fact hit me up, I want to here your comeback story 😉

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      1. Erik Haalman March 20, 2018 at 8:22 am

        Thank you for this response back to me; thank you for supporting me and I’ll let you know when I do, that’s a promise!

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        1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

          Look forward to it Erik 🙂

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        2. Rekha Pandya March 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

          ❤️

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  15. June So-Hyon March 18, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    After the shock and some tears I did my research and found this! There is light at the end of the tunnel and I’m going to defeat this.

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    1. Karim March 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      👏🏿 👏🏿 👏🏿 👏🏿 👏🏿 I love this comment! I know that if you always remind yourself of the light plus the light within you which is the brightest one of all.. you’ll defeat Diabetes.Until then thank you for this comment, and I wish you all the best in your quest 🙏🏿

      Reply
  16. Denis Mihály March 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I hate taking blood from my finger as I’m afraid of blood.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Oh damn that must suck Denis.. I don’t like the thought of that, well hopefully for you it want be for ever 🙂

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  17. Amy Brea March 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    This is going to save me from ever getting any types; I’m so chuffed to be able to learn from this even though I’ve not got it 😁

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    1. Karim March 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      I really hope so Amy I really do.. much love to ya 😘

      Reply
  18. Mustafa Kouyialis March 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    What I would say to anyone that has type 2 that could end up with type 1 is the following.. You cannot push type 1 diabetes aside and pretend like everything is ok, you must control your eating habits.

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    1. Karim March 20, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      💯 Amen 🙏🏿

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    2. Derick Goodwin March 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      That’s very true Mustafa.

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  19. Tia Dayal March 19, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Fantastic read Karim and since reading this I’ve stopped putting sugar in my tea and coffees, I know it’s only small but I wanted to thank you.

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    1. Karim March 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Even so this one small thing can lead to other small things which =Big changes to your health! and You’re Welcome Tia 🙂

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  20. Anya Ganapuli March 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I support this all the way 💜

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    1. Karim March 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you for the support Anya I really appreciate It/you 🙏🏿

      Reply
  21. Trina Walton March 20, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Great article!!!

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks Trina!!!

      Reply
  22. Tyrus Ingle March 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I’ve decided even if I remain with Diabetes I’m still going to be as healthy as I can, that’s my main take-away.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      I’m glad you get it Tyrus.. thank you for this 😀👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

      Reply
  23. Melissa Nicholson March 20, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Despite the stigma from haters I’m actually glad I got it now as it has forced me to be healthy. I want to get rid of it of course but this was the wake up call I needed, now I eat healthy and I do badminton and squash every week.

    I’ve lost 3 stones on your meal plan, I’m sleeping 8 hours a day and I’m actually happy with life. My advise would be it’s never to late for anyone who has got type-2.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      Well said Melissa! I’m really happy that you did that on my meal plan 🙂 The sleep advice also I’m really happy for you, I’d love to see your progress could you contact the team and send before and after shots? Thank you for sharing this with us I’m so happy for you 🙏🏿

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    2. Prav Punian March 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Wow congratulations!

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  24. Nyesha Jameson March 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I would advise anyone that has diabetes to not let it beat you, it can be depressing when you’re first diagnosed
    but over time you can get rid of it.

    Just follow the tips and of course ask for help; it’s what I did I’m flying now and as of last year free of diabetes thanks to Karim 🙂

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Yessssss Nyeshaaaaaaaaaa Factssssss 👊🏿💯 Thank you so much for that. Anyone reading this if there is anything you don’t get or want further explaining just comment or contact me directly on social.. I Love all the Di1’s always 🙏🏿

      Reply
  25. Eve Mure March 20, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Cheers for this post – very good message you’re sending and easy to get going.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Eve it was no problem at all 🙂

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  26. Jaya Sayang March 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for this much needed advise and motivation. I’ve stopped feeling sorry for myself and started to believe that I can get rid of my type 2.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Then we’ve all been blessed.. Jaya I want to hear the great news of you getting rid of Type-2, I’ll be hearing from you then🙏🏿

      Reply
  27. Vinny Adielsson March 20, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Great article dude! Eating properly is the main struggle, but that’s why I’m here now.

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Ah that’s alright, yeah you right.. By the end of the year you’ll see the change 😉

      Reply
  28. Louis Carmelo March 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Can diabetes come because of stress ?

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    1. Karim March 21, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Only if stress makes you eat poorly and unwisely.. not on it’s own you know, but thank you for the question 🙂

      Reply
  29. Jarmil Vítek March 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the tips Karim. I’ve got lots of berries in my garden, so I’ll be making sure I actually eat them often.

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    1. Karim March 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      You’re welcome make sure you do 🙂

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  30. Scarlett York March 21, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. I’ve been slacking off recently and need to get back to healthy eating.

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    1. Karim March 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      You’re Welcome Scarlett.. I’m happy this has got you motivated once again, start attacking this ASAP!

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  31. Emily Ivett March 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I enjoyed this and now eating your suggestions. I’m not diabetic but it’s better than just eating junk food all the time.

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    1. Karim March 23, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Straight uppppp!

      Reply
  32. Khaled Maloof March 22, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Great article Karim. The struggle I have with diabetes was the worry, but this article has given me hope and for that I’m grateful thank you!

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    1. Karim March 23, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      You’re Welcome Khaled 🙏🏿

      Reply
  33. Priya Chetti March 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I hope this will help my husband

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  34. Erin Allen March 23, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Love this great tips!

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    1. Karim March 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Erin 🙂

      Reply
  35. Heidi Lester March 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    As a former type 2 diabetic my advise is simple.. Start now doing all the things that are healthy for you, because I’ve seen the outcome of people who end up having this for years, the medication goes up all these pills are not good for you.

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    1. Karim March 24, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Great advice Heidi 🙌🏿 Thank you so much for that!

      Reply
  36. Elisa Fortuna March 23, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I have recently been diagnosed with type-2 and my doctor has told me I need to exercise more. I find it hard and don’t know where to start, do you have any exercises I can do?

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      1. Ben Ioannou March 26, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        Thanks for sharing this link with me and Elisa, I’m doing both this week!

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        1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:11 pm

          You’re welcome 🙏🏿

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  37. Rosa Lisio March 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t struggle at all I just make sure that I stay active and eat as best I can.

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    1. Karim March 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      I’m really happy to know that Rosa GO YOU!

      Reply
  38. Amelie Jackson March 23, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I felt this one a lot great article 💜

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    1. Karim March 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      I’m glad you felt this Amelie, thank you so much for letting me know much love 🙂

      Reply
  39. Rachel Voorn March 23, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    My advice would be to get well informed on all you can because as you know Karim people think that it cannot be reversed and it’s not true.

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    1. Karim March 24, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Straight uppppppp! It’s true that’s one of my reasons for creating this article for y’all

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  40. Simeone Bertoli March 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I need to watch myself this was great warning for me.

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      I’m glad this awoken you Simeone 🙂

      Reply
  41. Barbara Fuccillo March 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I hate taking the medication it’s a drag😓

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Ok thank you for your honesty.. Chin up it’s time to work on the reversal 🙏🏿

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  42. David Ling March 27, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Well said brother.

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks bro 🙂

      Reply
  43. Ruben Dollen March 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I’m taking these tips and I’m going to get healthy!

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Straight upppppppp!🙏🏿

      Reply
  44. Chris Bink March 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I went on a spending spree for my health since reading this, and I’ve given up eating cake until I get rid of my type-2 🙂

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      That’s great Chris.. Nah you wont be able to look at cake in the same way, I’m not a betting man but I know you’ll hit me up in the future and tell me oh yeahhhhh!🤣🤣🤣

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  45. Ryan Kist March 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I struggle with keeping up to date with when I’ve taken my injection and when I’ve not.

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Start logging it in a dairy or your phone, with the date and time you took it.. If you’ve been doing it blindly all this time then you must of been feeling weak and collapsing a lot, that’s no way to live Ryan. Even when you’re taking blood make a note of it.. I know that helps 😉

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  46. Emma Wyatt March 27, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve started walking now everyday and when I go on long distant walks I have my trail mix.

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Right onnnnnnnnn Emma 🙂

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  47. Jo Nevenzel March 27, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Top advice! thank you 🤗

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      I’m happy you think so.. You’re welcome Jo

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  48. Alice Brooks March 28, 2018 at 12:23 am

    🐐

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    1. Karim March 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you.. You a Di1 for sureeee 🙏🏿

      Reply

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