Keeping a food diary can really help you get a handle on your blood sugar control, and lose weight if that's your goal. But if you don't have time to write down everything you eat, we have a tip that makes tracking a snap. Use the camera on your cell phone to take a quick shot of meals and snacks. At the end of the day, peek at your pics and jot it all down in your Daily Diabetes Diary. Looking at your food choices in combination with your meter readings can help you learn a lot about your body's response to different foods and food combinations.
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Years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, The Other Half came out of a doctor's appointment with a diagnosis of "borderline diabetes" and an ADA exchange diet sheet. His health insurance agency followed up on the diagnosis with a glucometer and test strips. After a year or so of trying to follow the diet plan and test his glucose levels, things appeared to be back in "normal" range, and stood there until a couple of years after my own diagnosis. Shortly...