How types of sugars affect your blood sugar levels

How types of sugars affect your blood sugar levels When a person is newly diagnosed with diabetes, the sudden flood of information can be very overwhelming. If you were recently diagnosed start here. What is diabetes? When a person’s blood has higher amounts of glucose/sugar than normal, this condition is referred to as diabetes. The human body regulates the amount of sugar circulating in the bloodstream. This process is controlled…

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Control Your Sleep to Reduce Risk of Diabetes

How does sleep affect my blood sugar?

Sleep and Diabetes Recently diagnosed with diabetes? Start here. By now you have read about different factors that have an effect on your blood sugar. (Read about how carbohydrates in your diet may influence your blood sugar here.) To review, there are two chief types of diabetes: Type 1 is caused by β-cells destruction, usually from an autoimmune response in the body, that results in the inability to produce insulin…

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6 things you didn’t know about eating carbs

How do carbs affect my blood sugar?

6 things diabetics should know about eating carbohydrates This post may contain affiliate links. Were you recently diagnosed with Diabetes? Start here. What is a Carbohydrate? How are carbs metabolized? What does your body use carbs for? How do I use the glycemic index? How do I use the glycemic load? How does my diet help me control my blood sugar?   The food we eat is made of three…

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Why blood sugar control is important for diabetics

The Importance of Blood Sugar Control

When you have high blood sugar for long periods of time, your organs can suffer. Common complications of diabetes stem from damage that has occurred to the eyes, kidneys, and heart. These organs are especially sensitive to high blood sugar levels. Your lifestyle along with medications can help to reduce the total blood sugar that is in your body, and this reduces the chances that you will experience the following…

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4 Things that Increase your Blood Sugar

What is blood sugar and how can I control it?

4 Things that Increase your Blood Sugar This post may contain affiliate links. Were you recently diagnosed with Diabetes? Start here. What is blood sugar exactly? Energy is required by every cell in your body to function properly. When you eat, your body breaks down the food that contains carbohydrates into glucose. What is a healthy blood sugar? The American College of Endocrinology says that fasting blood glucose should remain…

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Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking- A Review

Quick and Easy Ketogenic Diet

This post may contain affiliate links. Ketogenic diets are one great tool for diabetics to control their blood sugars. Ketogenic diets focus primarily on protein and fats and minimize starches and sugars (which are what increase your blood sugar). The recipes in this book are well thought out and taste really good. This was something that was very important to us since we both enjoy flavorful food. (Did I mention…

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The Diabetes Diet – A Review

The Diabetes Diet By Dr. Richard Bernstein

This post may contain affiliate links. This was one of the first books I read after my husband’s diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and it is incredibly helpful for understanding how diabetes works and what foods you should eat. Dr. Bernstein was an engineer with a Type 1 Diagnosis when he was able to purchase his first portable blood sugar meter. At the time, they weren’t readily available but he…

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The Ultimate Guide to Diabetes

This post may contain affiliate links. What you should know about diabetes “You have diabetes.” My husband and I sat in shock as the nurse went on. “Your fasting blood sugar shouldn’t be above 125.” She went on to explain that medication was likely needed and that my husband would need to test his blood sugar once every morning and evening. He would also need to see the doctor again…

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