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 detox day 1: went to the store last night. Stocked up on fresh produce. I have apples, watermelon, oranges, bananas and strawberries at my disposal. So far so good...almost halfway through the first day!... Read more
I had some juice that is 100% apple juice with nothing added but then found it has 37.1g of sugar in it and 173 cals - scary! I thought I was making a healthy choice when I got this but now it doesn't seem good ?
Then I looked at sugar in an app... Read more
Probably activity level, if you have your fitness and nutrition pages set up to communicate with each other. Theoretically, your calories would decrease as your weight does; it takes less fuel to move a smaller car.... 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
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... Read more
Whenever I struggle with this journey, people say "Don't worry you got this. You did this before. You can do it again." The thing is sometimes I have no idea how I ever did it the first time. Like today. I don't know how I lost weight with this sugar... Read more
When I went to the doctor and she told me I had pre-diabetes my blood sugar level was around 140. I just got all my blood sugar monitoring equipment and for the first time I checked my blood sugar level, and it is currently at 80. That makes me super... Read more
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