Why do I overeat even if I am diabetic?

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Tonya Bolden
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Is your problem overeating? If so, ask yourself why. What triggers this behavior? It could be stress in general. Or maybe you are like me, in a family or community where overeating is the norm, and you are going along with the program to get along. Are there some early traumas or deprivations that started you gorging? I have sometimes thought that had I sought out serious therapy when I was younger, I would have been able to stop my overeating before I was at death’s door. Again I say, do as I should have done years ago.
Half the Mother, Twice the Love: My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes

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Half the Mother, Twice the Love: My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes

As a talk-show host and inspirational speaker, Mother Love used to have to just grin and bear it -- all that extra weight and the poor health that went along with it. Today she can truly smile as she...

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Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

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