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
As some said, sugar cannot be tracked here. A main reason is because sugar is not a required item on food labels yet so the info would be incorrect & misleading. See this FAQ for more info:
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I started this diet 2 months ago when my blood work, (A1C), came back at 6.1. To date I have lost 6lbs. I started this app in order to keep track of my sugar but this app shows everything but sugar. Tell me, are the carbs the sugar?... Read more
I have decided to make Mondays sugar free. This means no added sugars of any kind. I am going to eventually add a few other days that are sugar free in the week, but have decided to start with one day for now.... Read more
Good snacks that can be eaten anytime for a diabetic should be moderate and low in salt and sugar but satisfying to regulate blood sugar levels..a bedtime snack to keep Blood Sugar level until morning should be peanut butter and crackers or peanut bu... 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
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
Yesterday my blood sugar decided to stay low. All day, no matter what I ate or how much. Itís unusual behavior led to me overeating. Majorly. Ended up with 2300+ calories by the end of the night and an overfull belly, but by bedtime my blood sugar... Read more
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:
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