Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... 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
Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
In July I was put on insulin for my diabetes. Sta r ed doing what the Dr. Told me to do years ago, counting carbs. It has kept my sugar in check, but I have also lost 55 lbs. Just finished a hike in the smokes 4 miles. Love it.... Read more
I was addicted to sugar but didn't know it. I had a Mello Yello every morning, junk food all day, but because I ate a lot of veggies I thought I was pretty healthy. I started a 10 week challenge that entails avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes... Read more
32 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes, this is my 2nd pregnancy, before I got pregnant with my first I was 190 lbs i was 260 after I had her then got down to 220 then got pregnant again and now I'm 292. I feel huge and disgusting. Advice please... Read more
I have just returned to SparkPeople after a year of non-participation. I got so tired of the tracking that I fell off the wagon. Now I am back on and trying very hard to eat right. If someone had waved a giant Hershey bar in front of me at 10 this mo... Read more
Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other... Read more
This was from my diabetes educator. Try not to eat closer than 2 hours apart, but never go more than 5 waking hours without at least a snack. Also, if your blood sugar is high in the morning, have a snack (1 or 2 carbs and a protein) just before be... 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
Editor's Note: This is a sponsored post from a SparkPeople advertiser. Whether you want to lose weight or simply eat healthier, enjoying a couple of snacks each day is a smart habit for many people. Eating a planned snack between meals can... Read more
A study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that the majority of new cases of diabetes in those over 65 could be prevented by modest changes in lifestyle. We've always known that type 2 diabetes is a disease that can largely be prevented... Read more
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