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Blood Sugar Level Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Sugar Level.

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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

Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets

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

Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the
Updated 6/30/2015 1:29:30 PM

Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the levimir to 35 units. We're trying to find that sweet spot. Go back July 10th then kidney on the 14th. Please let there not be a lot of new meds! *crosses fingers* small victories right?...  Read more

which activity level to choose
Updated 6/28/2015 7:07:22 PM

I changed jobs three months ago and it only just occurred to me that i should change my tracker. I'm working 8 hours a day as a dog groomer which consists of bathing, drying and cutting dogs I'm on my feet all day with around a 15min break ...  Read more

I lost 23 pounds by cutting out flour & sugar
Updated 6/29/2015 5:41:15 PM

I wanted to pass this info along to help others over 50. I'm 55 and in January I cut out items made with flour and sugar. It was really hard and awful for 2 weeks, but it did get easier. I lost 23 pounds. You just have to have your replacement foods...  Read more

How do you access your activity level? I do 80-120
Updated 6/27/2015 11:34:45 AM

How do you access your activity level? I do 80-120 mins on the bike and other activities. The calorie difference from stationary to lightly active is 300 calories. How active should I figure I am?...  Read more

I'm addicted to sugar - advice?
Updated 6/26/2015 7:24:30 PM

So I've been here before and I've got myself out of this issue, but now it's pretty bad. I'm hungry all the time, and that's the first thing I want. I find I'm in a cycle of feeling bad about how I eat, which just makes me feel worse, which makes it...  Read more

Grazing

Eating small meals throughout the day keeps me full and my blood sugar level....  Read more

Why Use Spices on your diet food

Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption...  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

Tips for a Healthy Summer with Diabetes

It's summertime! Did you know that if you have diabetes you need to be extra careful during the summer? Do you know which summer footwear is better for people with diabetes? Do you know if sunburns affect blood sugar levels? Do you know how to...  Read more

What is a normal blood sugar level - Kris Kresser and Richard Bernstein agree

Here are two links to articles that Kris Kresser has written about blood sugar and why the American Diabetes Association may not be telling the whole story: chriskresser.com/when-your-normal-blood-su
gar-isnt-normal-part-1 chriskresser.c...  Read more

Hemoglobin A1c test - checking your blood sugar level

Most people who have diabetes already know what I am talking about in this post. But it is important to know that a large percentage of the people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic have no idea and this can be very dangerous to your health. Espe...  Read more