Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Checking your blood sugar at home, sometimes called self blood glucose monitoring (SBGM), is an important step in diabetes management. Because individualized diabetes care is associated with better diabetes management, it is important to get your doc... Read more
Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
I am on the Advocare 24 day challenge. There is a brand of almond butter that I like that has maple sugar in it. I know we are suppose to avoid sugar, but I was wondering if maple sugar counted or not.
(MaraNatha Maple Raw Almond Butter)... Read more
I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.
Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have... Read more
I am a Holistic Life Coach, but even my own nutrition knowledge didn't help with my emotional eating or need to snack at night (mmm... sugar). There are so many therapies out there, how do you know what works if you don't try them? So, I tried a nutr... Read more
The absolute hardest thing for me has been to give up that home from work glass of wine or beer. The problem is that I have my glass and then when my husband comes home, we have one together. Before I know it, I have had 1 sometimes 3 drinks in the e... Read more
Ok, I'm not doing so good here. First of all I need to get it together as far as my food goes. I keep thinking I "deserve" to eat this or eat that.
The evenings are the hardest for me. I crave sweets like there is no tomorrow. And I think I dese... Read more
Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other... Read more
Cherries are als foods that lower blood sugar.Avocado contains fiber to help slow down blood sugar increases when added to a meal.Eat small slices of avocado through the day to balance blood sugar.Sweet Potatoes will digest slowly. Sweet Potatoes hav... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Do you ever finish a fast run or a terrific tennis match with a wonderful exercise high just to have it diminished by a headache? Exercise headaches occur, just as the name suggests, during or after strenuous and sustained exercise. Activities such... Read more
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