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Blood Sugar Level Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Sugar Level.

Preventing Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a disease that can be prevented in most cases and treated successfully in the rest. But improper management of this disease can cause serious complications in many different areas of the body. If you have diabetes or are at risk for devel...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b...  Read more

Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs

Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means! There a...  Read more

Understanding Hypoglycemia

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

blood pressure and step aerobics
Updated 4/18/2014 9:14:37 AM

I am just starting an easy step aerobics workout, but I get throbbing pulsing in my head after 10 minutes. I guess it is my high blood pressure. Should I keep on using this video until I get used to it or should I try an easier light aerobics worko...  Read more

Low Blood Sugar
Updated 4/17/2014 1:52:08 PM

Just before my night snack I took my Blood Sugar and it was 91, I have to take 40 units of Lantus and 10 units of Humolog, so I had a Turkey Hot Dog and 1 small Dinner Roll with a little bit of butter on it and a Sugar Free Pudding. Waited and hour a...  Read more

Instead of overeating and giving in to sugar I...
Updated 4/15/2014 5:17:35 PM

would love to get some ideas! I am struggling today after 7 weeks of being completely on program. I know it's probably a good thing as THIS is what I need to learn to deal with to be successful in this journey. I know this is normal, but #@$@ wh...  Read more

Sugar/Carb withdrawal?
Updated 4/15/2014 11:07:23 AM

My blood sugar test came back really high, and rather than relying on insulin, I'm trying to get it under control with diet and exercise. While it'd normally be nothing for me to drink an entire case of Pepsi and a few bottles of juice myself in a we...  Read more

A year without sugar
Updated 4/15/2014 12:17:49 PM

There was an article in the paper today about a family that went a year without sugar. They didn't really go without sugar but it was an interesting thought. They allowed the each person to make their own decisions about eating sugar at birthday...  Read more

Grazing

Eating small meals throughout the day keeps me full and my blood sugar level....  Read more

Why Use Spices on your diet food

Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

You Asked: What is the Difference between Simple Carbohydrates and Complex Carbohydrates?

Simple carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugar units that are broken down and digested quickly, which can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and craving more sugar shortly after you’ve eaten. Recent research has shown that certain simple c...  Read more

Tips for a Healthy Summer with Diabetes

It's summertime! Did you know that if you have diabetes you need to be extra careful during the summer? Do you know which summer footwear is better for people with diabetes? Do you know if sunburns affect blood sugar levels? Do you know how to...  Read more

What is a normal blood sugar level - Kris Kresser and Richard Bernstein agree

Here are two links to articles that Kris Kresser has written about blood sugar and why the American Diabetes Association may not be telling the whole story: chriskresser.com/when-your-normal-blood-su
gar-isnt-normal-part-1 chriskresser.c...  Read more

Hemoglobin A1c test - checking your blood sugar level

Most people who have diabetes already know what I am talking about in this post. But it is important to know that a large percentage of the people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic have no idea and this can be very dangerous to your health. Espe...  Read more