Eating healthy seems quite intuitive. What raises glucose? What are ‘Diabetic’ foods? What should I avoid? Let’s answer these questions, and give you solutions!
Not all people with diabetes need to be on a low-carb or very-low-carb diet to manage their diabetes. Instead, focus on following a diet that consists of an adequate amount of high quality carbs. If you really want to try a low-carb diet for either weight loss or diabetes, consult your primary care physician first.
Managing regular exercise is challenging, regardless of your condition. But those with a risk of low blood sugars may find fitting exercise into their routine to be downright scary. Between figuring out medication dosing, or the timing of meals, exercise and glucose checks, exercising with Diabetes can become confusing, and preventing low glucose when you take insulin or glucose-lowering medications is a delicate balance.
Imagine that you’ve just gotten your glucose into a stable range where it is consistent, and predictable. You have a great health routine, and your doctor has told you that your glucose is now stable. Now what? Once your blood sugars become stable, here are a few more things you can think about to make them better.
If you’ve ever searched online for how to lower high blood sugar, you may have noticed that the first articles that show in search results are to market supplements, products or services, or fake home remedies. That can be confusing, and sometimes quite convincing. But if you are glucose is high, there are some tricks that are sure to work.
There is a huge supplements industry claiming to help ‘cure’ diseases and ‘flush out’ toxins. But there is often little evidence to support these claims. Don’t believe everything that you hear.
What does it mean to have a perfect glucose range? What does it mean to have a perfect A1C? You may have heard that a target A1C is 6.5-7% for people with Diabetes. But an A1C of 6.5 is not the right goal for everyone. To know what is best for you and reduce your risks of diabetes complications, it’s important to know which target glucose and A1C are work for your own situation.