Eating healthy seems quite intuitive. But when you start reading and asking questions, it's not so simple. 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.
It may seem ideal to have home-cooked food always available. However, that may not always be practical or possible. We may need a break from cooking, cleaning dishes, or just need time to relax. There may be guilt or shame about ordering out as if cooking a homemade meal is always better. However, ordering takeout food tonight can still be part of a healthy lifestyle!
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.
There is a huge industry around supplements to help you ‘cure’ diseases and ‘flush out’ toxins. But many supplement companies market their products without solid evidence to support their claims. But don’t believe everything that you hear. In this article, we’ll uncover some of the Diabetes supplements on the market and the research around them.
Before you developed glucose intolerance, no matter what you ate or how active you were, your blood glucose (sugar) levels stayed within a normal range. But now, you may be realizing that many factors and habits can change your blood glucose levels. Learning about these factors can help you control them.
If you have diabetes, it can be tricky to manage the holidays. Celebrations are usually filled with carbohydrate-rich foods and more frequent drinking that can easily throw your blood sugar out of whack. This holiday season may cause more fluctuations between high and low blood sugar than you would like. Here are some simple tips to help stabilize your blood sugar while having fun!