High in vitamin A and C, these plants have edible tops and roots. Put simply, beets can't be beat!
5-10 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Directly sow beets every two weeks in a sunny location, starting as... Read more
Sweet corn is easy to grow and delicious straight off the stalk, grilled, or boiled. Corn can be white, yellow, bicolor and even red.
4-11 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Directly sow seeds in mid to late spr... Read more
Potatoes are tuberous vegetables that have countless applications in the kitchen. Mashed, fried, baked, or chipped, when it comes to versatility, these spuds are king.
6-11 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Pla... 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
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Just wondering if any diabetics out there have tried the dreamfields pastas and if so, did it spike your blood sugar? I know it states that it only has 5g of digestible carbs but I'm leary. I am type 2 diabetic and really cutting my carbs and my bl... Read more
I have been in spark people almost 6 months and try to watch my sodium intake however I still have readings of 180 to 200, this worries me a lot and it is like sodium is the hidden enemy. I just want to get my blood pressure down. Any ideas on... Read more
The most important step to take is to lower your carbohydrate intake. Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin C, combined with a low carbohydrate diet, can dramatically reduce your triglyceride levels. Omega 3 fatty acids can help with cholesterol as well. A... Read more
Heat makes your blood sugar more difficult to control. You should test your blood sugar often and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Heat can also affect medications, glucose meter, and test strips so dont leave them in the car or in the hea... 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
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
With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.