Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.
While it is the most helpful thing to know about eating with diabetes, I am surprised how many people don't know this "secret." ALWAYS combine a carb with a protein at every meal or snack.
Walk It Off!
Cooler fall weather is ideal for starting a walking program — besides the weight-loss benefits, you'll reduce stress, Lower your Blood Sugar and lower your risk of heart disease. Get out and Enjoy the Autumn Weather for Your Health ! ! !
I used to kick myself for what I should have eaten or should have done. Spark People has changed me. Now I imagine every positive step I take towards being healthy as magical.
-take my meds or do a blood sugar test
-choose a fiber rich snack
-go for a walk
-make a post on a Spark Peo...
Dietary fiber fills you up (without weighing you down), keeps blood sugar levels in check, and helps prevent chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. But even though fiber is widely available in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole unprocessed grains, most America...
after many years of taking meds i am now off meds; i did this by working out 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days which started out as simply walking!; increased fruits, water, veggies. really watched the carbs and protein.
I have read a few articles for those of you who are controlling your insulin resistance or type II diabetes through diet make sure you are eating plenty of cinnamon every day. It will help your body use the glucose and help control your sugar levels.
Keeps blood sugar down
I always eat protein when I eat carbohydrates. For example, if I eat an apple I will also have a serving of low fat cheese. I have found this helps my blood sugars from going peaking when eating foods with higher sugar levels.
It has really helped me to plan my meals in advance and pack food to being with me to work. I eat 4 - 6 smaller meals thoughout the day rather than just a big lunch and dinner. The benefits? More control with my bs & successful weightloss!
I have discovered that walking has an immediate and positive affect on blood sugar. I proved that myself by testing my bs before and after a 30 minute walk. AND before taking meds.
It was shockingly better and to add to that great thing...my cholestrol also took a pleasant nose dive as well....