13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control

July 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another great article from Diabetic Living On Line! You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. Love this web site!

13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control
By Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., CDE; Reviewed by Hope S. Warshaw, R.D., CDE, BC-ADM, 2010;
Good blood sugar control is different for every person, but there are some common tips to follow that can help improve your numbers.

How to Take Control Now
Nothing trumps a balanced meal plan, an active lifestyle, and diabetes medications as needed to keep your blood glucose levels in check. You might have considered other diabetes remedies to lower blood sugar. Find out what works and what you should avoid.

Keep Eating Habits Consistent
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, could push your blood glucose higher. When you don’t eat for several hours because of sleep or other reasons, your body fuels itself on glucose released from the liver. For many people with type 2 diabetes (PWDs type 2), the liver doesn’t properly sense that the blood has ample glucose already, so it continues to pour out more. Eating something with a little carbohydrate signals the liver to stop sending glucose into the bloodstream and can tamp down high numbers.

Skipping meals can also lead to overeating, which can cause an increase in weight. And if you take certain diabetes medications that stimulate the body’s own insulin, such as common sulfonylureas, or you take insulin with injections or a pump, you risk having your blood glucose drop too low when you skip or delay meals….

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Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer

June 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fruits, low calorie, low carb, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Some more great reading from the http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com web site! You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.

Top 10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer
By Janice Baker, RD, CDE, CNSC

If you’re wondering what the best foods are to eat with diabetes this summer, check out our top picks for fresh and flavorful summer eats that will keep you cool and your body nourished.

From fresh fruits to sizzling vegetables, you’ll love knowing that you’re taking care of your body and your diabetes while feasting on the power foods of summer. Visit your local farmer’s markets for the best in seasonal fare.

One of the most delicious fruits of summer with their natural sweetness and unique flavor, pluots are an easy, highly nutritious addition to any diabetes and weight management eating plan. A cross between an apricot and a plum, it looks more like a plum because genetically the fruit is about 70 percent plum and 30 percent apricot.

Pluots have intense flavor. They are a great source of vitamins A and C, and as a plant food, they are extremely low in fat and sodium and are cholesterol-free. Pluots are mainly grown in the Central Valley area of California and are available from late May through September. Pluots are ripe when the fruit gives to pressure and is fragrant. They should be handled delicately….


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