Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... 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
If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you... Read more
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
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Hi, I have not been on Sparkpeople for maybe 5 or 6 years. I am a Diabetic and have started a diabetic diet to try to reverse my diabetes. I have been on a very low carb diet the last month, under 20 grams of carbs a day. I have lost 13 # and got... Read more
Lorraine there will be low days/tough days to get through. I like the suggestion of reviewing your goal board, and also setting mini goals (monthly or bi-weekly maybe) can help you get a new/fresh start every so often and recapture the new feeling.... Read more
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
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
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
I often see articles about the "best pre-workout snacks" to eat. But how many people really require one? If you’re going out for a walk or a bike ride or playing a little tennis, you probably don’t need to eat before you go. Man... Read more
I had a low blood sugar day. I have severely cut down my intake of sweets and carbs because I need to address my addiction to candy and bread and stop overeating/emotional eating. Most of the time I'm okay but sometimes I have a really bad day, lik... Read more
With all the talk about Beck and Refuse to Regain, I've been more aware of how/why/when I eat. Lunch time today was dramatic.
I had a meeting at 11:15. It was supposed to end with lunch, but the lunch part fell apart. Before I left for the meeti... Read more
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