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!Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Appetizers and Snacks
You may be told by your healthcare provider to calculate "Net Carbs" for carbohydrates counting. But what is "Net Carbs" and how to calculate it?Reading the Label: What Are “Net Carbs”NinaGhamrawi
Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables, and milk products. There are two main classes of carbohydrates: “simple” and “complex” carbs. In this article, we will break down the different types of “complex carbs.” Carbohydrates, They're Complex!
The Exchange List System is a way of estimating the amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat in different foods using a system that standardizes measurements of foods and gives you food group lists. Carbohydrate counting involves planning meals based on the total number of grams of carbohydrates you eat for that meal. This article will give you introduction of both methods.Take Control of Your Meals: Carbohydrate Counting and the Exchange List SystemNinaGhamrawi
Carbohydrates, like protein and fat, they provide energy for the body, but are digested and utilized a little differently. Depending on their structure and how they are broken down during digestion, carbs are considered either “simple” or “complex.” In this article, we will discuss the different types of simple carbohydrates and food sources of them. All About Simple Carbohydrates
Have you ever heard of good carbs and bad carbs? In general, all carbs have a certain amount of starch or sugar that raises our blood glucose levels and gives us energy. Most carbohydrates are converted to glucose within about two hours or less of eating. But not all carbs are created equal.Nutrition Label Reading: Check your Carbohydrates for QualityNinaGhamrawi
If you've got the meal routine down perfectly, chances are that now you're wondering how to make your snacks more interesting. Here are some healthy snack ideas.Smart Snacks for DiabetesNinaGhamrawi
When you think about what foods to limit to control your blood sugars, one particular group foods usually comes to mind: carbohydrates. Out of the three major macronutrients in the human diet, carbohydrates have the greatest effect on blood glucose levels. But as a recent study makes clear, fats can also have a significant effect on blood glucose levels — both positive and negative. How Dietary Fat Affects Blood GlucoseNinaGhamrawi