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
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
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
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
I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ... Read more
Sugar is not something you can track on Spark (not a required ingredient listing unless it's added), but it is best to stick with naturally occurring sugar (in fruit and veggies) and stay away from processed junk.... Read more
I've known for years now that I have an addiction to sugar...and alcohol (although I've been sober for over 1 year now). I've also lost 100 lbs over the past 11 months and HAD completely cut out sugar from my diet but of course, let myself start 'tas... Read more
Tracking Sugar: Is there a way to track sugar intake (i.e. Total the "Sugars" figure in all the food eaten)? The only options I've seen are to track individual kinds of sugars (glucose, fructose, etc).... Read more
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
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
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
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
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.c... Read more
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
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