The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
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
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
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
1) Are sweet potatoes "healthy" to have as a pre-diabetic/diabetic? Or should they be avoided due to their sugar contents?
2) What kinds of sweets & sugar substitutes am I allowed to have twice weekly?
I'm a 220 lb. fema... Read more
I'm trying to figure out how much sugar I consume, but I can't seem to find it in the nutrients section to track. I can find glucose, fructose, & the milk sugars, but can't find just plain old sugar grams.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 weeks since Ive had this much sugar & now I have a headache and feel awful. I hope tomorrow isnt so rough. Tomorrow is another day to fight I just hope I dont wake up feeling so... blah.... Read more
I read the official reply from SP on why they don't supply a sugar metric, blah, blah, blah. What is this, a government entity? We [SP] think we know best on all aspects of sugar and you the user don't. This is crap. Sugar has been on the nutrition l... Read more
Dlife says, A twice-per-year dental cleaning will lower your blood sugar as well as any diabetes pill in our arsenalBugs that live in your teeth and gums. Eww. Gross. The brutal truth is that bacteria live, and thrive, on sugar. Thatís probably why... Read more
Yes, there is a safe blood sugar level. It is the optimum range that safely provides the body with adequate amounts of energy. For the average person, it is 70 to 105 mg/dl in a fasting state. (Diabetes is diagnosed when the fasting blood glucose lev... 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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. The Fastest Way To Improve Your DietFind out why eating leafy green vegetables can have a tremendous impact on your diet for very little effort. From MindBodyGreenLow blood... Read more
Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about all the tools and content you can find on SparkPeople to help you successfully manage your diabetes whether you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic o... Read more
Marvelous Monday - Core ST & walking.
Does anyone have first-hand experience using the SparkPeople Store pedometer? www.sparkpeoplestore.com/product.cfm?uid=6 12135&context=category&showInactive=N $18.85 includes shipping.
My Omron HJ... Read more
Happy Hump Day! It is Wonderful Woo Hoo Wednesday!
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Wed is core ST, walking, clean out the fridge day in prep for grocery day, review online grocery ads and make lists, I'm having stir fry for supper out of fridge leftovers f... Read more
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