When you have diabetes, managing your blood sugar while you are sick or injured can be challenging. Any illness or injury—like a cold, the flu, a sprained ankle, a pulled tooth, or major surgery—can wreak havoc on your blood sugar control... 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
Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes... Read more
In this short video, Coach Nicole shows you how much added sugar is hiding in your favorite foods—and how you can cut back. For more information about hidden sugars in foods, check out this helpful resource from the USDA.
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Stress. We feel it in our bodies, we talk about it with our friends, and we blame it for standing in the way of our happiness. But do we do anything about it? Most of us think that stress is an inevitable for people who live productive, f... Read more
My work provided lunch for us today. I want to add it to my tracker but I am struggling to do so. Since the food is from a small local restaurant and they don't have their nutrition info listed, I know the best thing to do is find similar items and t... Read more
I'm trying to figure out how much sugar I consume, but I can't seem to find it in the nutrients section to track. I can find glucose, fructose, & the milk sugars, but can't find just plain old sugar grams.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 weeks since Ive had this much sugar & now I have a headache and feel awful. I hope tomorrow isnt so rough. Tomorrow is another day to fight I just hope I dont wake up feeling so... blah.... Read more
I read the official reply from SP on why they don't supply a sugar metric, blah, blah, blah. What is this, a government entity? We [SP] think we know best on all aspects of sugar and you the user don't. This is crap. Sugar has been on the nutrition l... Read more
So I did a no refined sugar diet last months and lost 12 pounds. On Sunday I'm starting a 21 Day Sugar Detox, which includes no fruit. Would anyone like to join me? I'll post the list of approved foods on my profile.... Read more
Losing weight for me has been a life style. I lose and then I gain. I have discovered that the best way for me to lose weight and feel successful is to commit to tracking my food, exercise, and blood sugar values. This is the first time I have done a... Read more
Cherries are als foods that lower blood sugar.Avocado contains fiber to help slow down blood sugar increases when added to a meal.Eat small slices of avocado through the day to balance blood sugar.Sweet Potatoes will digest slowly. Sweet Potatoes hav... 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
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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