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
I have had a serious sugar addiction for many years....most of my life really. I decided to cut out most sugars last week. between that and adjusting my thyroid meds, I've lost 5 pounds. It's a start... Read more
I have finally been using my grill at home and have been grilling chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper. I bought some sugar free BBQ sauce at Walmart and its actually pretty good. They did not have Walden Farms which I know is the best but I did... Read more
It does count, but be careful of the sugar (even if it's fake sweetener). I have a Brita sport bottle that filters water as you drink it. It cost me about $8 at the drugstore. The water @ my office is really chlorinated too, and the filter cuts that.... 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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