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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Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a... Read more
As others said, the main reason is that sugar is not yet required on all food labels. We may consider adding it once it is required. For more info, see this FAQ:
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3m check up 2day with blood results...
2/3/16-weight 309, glucose 134, thyroid 4.44, a1c 5.9
5/3/16-weight 294, glucose 107, thyroid 2.14, a1c 5.8
What a difference! My biggest change was no more soda consumption. SO HAPPY with these results!... 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
Certain foods can help you control diabetes, while others spike your blood sugar levels & should be eaten sparingly.Whole grains like brown rice can help prevent neuropathy, which is nerve damage resulting from high blood sugars. 1 cup of spinach con... 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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