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Note: When you check your BS after workout, it will usually be higher than before workout. Keep in contact with you physician as you lose weight. Your medications/insulin may need to be adjusted as your body adjusts downward.
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Low fat can translate into higharbs which can prompt a hugh glucose spike causing blood sugar to drop quickly and resulting in hunger. Think Good fats, nuts, avocado. Cutting too much fat out of your diet can actually raise your triglycerides and decrease your good cholesterol.
Olives contain fat, but it's the healthy monounsaturated kind, which has been found to shrink the risk of atherosclerosis & increase good cholesterol, they nourish, hydrate and protect you. Black olives are a great source of vitamin E, they have anti-inflammatory abilities & promote digestive tract health..try this dip
Dr Mark Hyman Says: Two slices of whole wheat bread now raise your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of table sugar. He also says " We know that foods with a high glycemic index make people store belly fat, trigger hidden fires of inflammation in the body and give you a fatty liver, leading the whole cascade of obesity, pre-diabetes & diabetes.
Dr Mark Hyman Says :We are ALL allergic to wheat with the reaction that it makes us fat. It contains a Super Starch -- amylopectin A that is super fattening. It also contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory& It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more. Switch to Rye bread, the best kind of bread to use,as sugars in rye flour are absorbed into your bloodstream much more slowly
Heat makes your blood sugar more difficult to control. You should test your blood sugar often and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Heat can also affect medications, glucose meter, and test strips so dont leave them in the car or in the heat. Stay in Air-conditioning & remember water is a diabetics best pal.
Foods that contain healthy bacteria, such as many types of yogurt, are called "probiotic." They can improve digestion and also may help you control your blood sugar.
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 fluids to stay hydrated.Decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine & phenylephrine can raise blood sugar. Cold medicines also sometimes contain sugar or alcohol. Use products that are sugar-free and alcohol-free, Diabetic Tussin @ Walmart for cough