New to diabetes and not sure what all this talk about controlling blood sugar level actually means?! I don't blame you. It can be hard enough getting your head around what normal blood sugar is and when you need to test, let alone controlling blood sugar level! It can all seem … [Read more...] about Controlling Blood Sugar Levels: What? Why? How?
Have you been told by your doctor that your diabetes will progress regardless? That in years to come you will likely develop some type of complication like neuropathy or eye issues? Is this true? Yes and No, because it depends on how well you take care of yourself.Diabetes … [Read more...] about Will My Diabetes Progress Regardless?
Sugar, sugar, sugar...sweet, sweet, sweet...it's just human nature to love it. In fact believe it or not even studies show young babies and infants have a preference for sweet tastes. So how can we help it, right? But when it comes to having sweets I'm not a sugar advocate at … [Read more...] about Best Sweetener For Diabetics
Reader question: What about diet coke? I love it but I am concerned about drinking it because I have type 2 diabetes.Before we dig into this question let’s take a look at the ingredients in diet coke and coke zero because they are pretty much the same thing. Diet Coke … [Read more...] about Diet Coke and Diabetes. Yes or No?
One major missing component from the modern western diet is fiber and I don’t think we realize just how important dietary fiber really is. And believe it or not fiber and diabetes do have a very close relationship. If we take ourselves back to our paleolithic ancestors and even … [Read more...] about Fiber and Diabetes
Artificial sweeteners can now be found in thousands of products from ‘diet’ sodas, to ‘diet’ foods, to no sugar, low sugar, desserts, yogurts, chewing gum, and even some low fat products. One of the proposed benefits of using artificial sweeteners is they help to lower your … [Read more...] about Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For Diabetes?