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Sugar Levels Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sugar Levels.

Preventing Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a disease that can be prevented in most cases and treated successfully in the rest. But improper management of this disease can cause serious complications in many different areas of the body. If you have diabetes or are at risk for devel...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

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

Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

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

Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs

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

Understanding Hypoglycemia

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

Low Blood Sugar
Updated 4/17/2014 1:52:08 PM

Just before my night snack I took my Blood Sugar and it was 91, I have to take 40 units of Lantus and 10 units of Humolog, so I had a Turkey Hot Dog and 1 small Dinner Roll with a little bit of butter on it and a Sugar Free Pudding. Waited and hour a...  Read more

Instead of overeating and giving in to sugar I...
Updated 4/15/2014 5:17:35 PM

would love to get some ideas! I am struggling today after 7 weeks of being completely on program. I know it's probably a good thing as THIS is what I need to learn to deal with to be successful in this journey. I know this is normal, but #@$@ wh...  Read more

Sugar/Carb withdrawal?
Updated 4/15/2014 11:07:23 AM

My blood sugar test came back really high, and rather than relying on insulin, I'm trying to get it under control with diet and exercise. While it'd normally be nothing for me to drink an entire case of Pepsi and a few bottles of juice myself in a we...  Read more

A year without sugar
Updated 4/15/2014 12:17:49 PM

There was an article in the paper today about a family that went a year without sugar. They didn't really go without sugar but it was an interesting thought. They allowed the each person to make their own decisions about eating sugar at birthday...  Read more

Need to break sugar addcition!
Updated 4/12/2014 10:45:56 PM

Hello! I am a fit, active, 37 year old female who used sparkpeople to lose 70 pounds 6 years ago. I have not gained any of the weight back, but I have developed a bad habit over the years, sweets! I cannot just stop at one or 2 cookies, I have to hav...  Read more

Less sodium

Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinegarette has less sodium than most brands of salad dressings. Vinegar will help sugar levels stay steady...  Read more

Pistachios right after a meal to prevent sugar spikes

A healthy fat high in magnesium, fiber and protein slows the absorption of glucose and prevents sugar levels from rising 49 Pistachios are about 160 calories...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

You Asked: What is the Difference between Simple Carbohydrates and Complex Carbohydrates?

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

7 Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

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

My eliminating pre-diabetes - First ten days of blood sugar levels

Russell's advice to test the response to each food was the best idea ever to control blood sugars. Here are my first 10 days of high's and low's (all the other values were not as relevant this time because I was still learning to use the meter and te...  Read more

What I'm doing to lower my blood sugar levels further

I am experimenting with cutting my carbs to an absolute minimum of 15-20 grams/day or as close to that as I can get. The reason is that my blood sugar levels are still not quite out of the pre-diabetic range. Here are the dietary changes I am makin...  Read more