I wasn't much of a BS tester till I got my A1C results back...What a Disappointment. Now I test first thing in the morning, before I exercise and 2hrs after dinner.
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at least 13 strains of bacteria that are essential for preventing inflammatory illnesses and the health of our intestinal system which is the seat of our immune systems. These so-called 'good bacteria' crowd out the nasty ones.
Today I discovered Trader Joe's Fiberful natural dried fruit and fiber bars. Yum! Delicious, satisfying 60 calorie bars of dried fruit, with 6 grams fiber. One fruit or carb exchange (14 g) individually wrapped to slip in my purse. Next time I'm getting all the flavors.
As a type-2 diabetic, keeping accurate track of my food really matters in glucose control and to lose weight. After watching Biggest Loser, I thought I would try their tip of weighing food, rather than using measuring cups or eyeballing portions. I began weighing the food I had just measured, and I was shocked to see how great a difference there was. When you're measuring something high in calories, such as walnuts, you can easily goof and unknowinly add 100 high-fat calories!
Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
I find that Keeping Busy helps me to NOT Munch thru the day. I plan my day and write it down on a list. From laundry, to canning, Sparking, meals and menu, when to drink my water, when to exercise, budgeting my money, go for a walk, reading, whatever !!!!
When I first started to loose weight, I was unable to walk very far. I kept repeating to myself as I walked "Every Step Is A Healing Step". Today I am 70 lbs lighter and 1/2 way towards reaching my goal.
When my husband was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I would ask him his "numbers" every time he tested himself. I quickly realized that this was stressing him out in a situation that was already very stressful because my reaction often reinforced his anxiety. Now, I never ask. I let him tell me, and he does. As a result, we are both more relaxed about his health. (His A1C was 6.1 last time it was checked. He's doing great!)
Although diabetes raises the chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition don't know how to reduce their risk. Do Not stay in the sun very long, wear hats and layered clothing. Also,watch your meters and supplies. Keep out of the heat and direct sunlight...eg. cars, etc. People with diabetes have an impaired ability to sweat, which predisposes them to heat-related illness, as do uncontrolled high blood sugars.
Hi All, If you are Insured by Medical Mutual, They offer FREE Diabetes Supplies. Call the Super Well Disease and Maternity Managemant Program at 1-800-861-4826,
Now that the Spring weather is among us, Get out and go for a walk. The Exercise and Fresh Air will do you good.. It will Lower your Blood Sugar and get that blood moving to increase circulation and improve your overall health.
And wintry weather brings special concerns if you have diabetes. Did you know that cold weather could affect your blood sugar? It can take a toll on your meter and insulin too. Learn more in this article by our community advocate Susan Sloane. Cont....
I have read a few articles for those of you who are controlling your insulin resistance or type II diabetes through diet make sure you are eating plenty of cinnamon every day. It will help your body use the glucose and help control your sugar levels.
Sprinkle ground cinnamon on a sliced apple. Not only does it taste refreshingly good, but there is some evidence cinnamon helps reduce high blood pressure. It takes an ordinary apple and makes it a dessert. Enjoy!
Yesterday, I made 5 different Batches of Cookies. (eg, pressed cookies, sugar cut outs,) I used Olivio intead of butter, split the sugars=half splenda brown sugar and half regular brown sugar, White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour instead of All Purpose Flour.
For us that live in the North, shoveling snow is inevitable.
Being Diabetic and watching carbs, I don't eat a whole banana. I eat half of one...When you buy bananas, take each one off the bunch so they are all separate. They last MUCH longer ! ! ! I cut one in half, eat half and put the other half (with peel on) in a sandwich bag, push the air out and store in the frig. They don't turn brown if in a plastic bag. If they do, just the tip will. Just cut it off...Enjoy
Back in May of this year, when I was diagnosed with the Big "D", they gave me a meter, we tested my blood and I went home to test 3 times a day. My readings were always in the 130's to 140's. I couldn't get my backlight to work so I started reading the manual on line. I came across the section on coding your meter. I read it and found my meter said one but my strip canister said 25. I reset my meter to 25 and now my readings are 80 to 108 consistently. Go Figure...! ! ! Lesson Learned...
Hi All,,,Here is a PDF of the Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. These global events will help improve the education and care of everyone touched by diabetes. To support these efforts and help you take control of your diabetes, we've created a special section within Diabetic Connect. You'll find a FREE diabetes awareness booklet, information and resources about diabetes, and you can give a child insulin for a week by simply watching a short video!