- The amazing effects of ginger on blood sugar levels in diabetics
- For centuries, people around the world have been using ginger to add a kick to their favourite foods and as a remedy for colds, motion sickness and arthritis pain. Now, it looks like ginger has benefits for your blood sugar levels, too.
A recent study conducted by researchers at Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, Iran, showed that ginger can lower blood sugar n people with ... ››› more
- [19 January 2018]
- This single macronutrient key to healthy blood sugar levels, gut health and more
- When it comes to nutrition, we tend to keep things simple and break it down into pieces: Protein, carbohydrates, fat and so on. But there's so much more to eating a healthy diet than consuming an appropriate amount of macronutrients to keep your blood sugar levels, gut health and other aspects of your health in check.
In our modern day diet, there's one nutrient that's causing some serious prob... ››› more
- [03 January 2018]
- Stress and blood sugar levels: What diabetics need to know
- For most people, stress is simply annoying. If you have diabetes, it can be dangerous. That's because your blood sugar levels rise when your stress levels are high.
When you're under stress, you may need to take more insulin or other medications to stabilise your blood sugar levels. Being sick or physically injured can do the same. And your response to stress can make things even worse…
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- [01 December 2017]
- Control your blood sugar levels by making these three food swaps
- Can you believe that an estimated 86 million people in the United States alone have prediabetes - a condition in which your blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis? Well, it's true.
Furthermore, about 29 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes - and eight million of them don't even know it. While there's no magic way to prevent prediabetes or ... ››› more
- [20 November 2017]
- Four tips to stabilise your blood sugar levels after a sugar binge
- You may aim to have sweet treats in moderation to prevent spiking your blood sugar levels, but from time to time, it's impossible to avoid a sugar binge. We're talking a family-sized bag of M&Ms or a half-dozen box of doughnuts…
If you have a sweet tooth, you're familiar with the stomach ache or shaking feeling - not to mention the crash - that comes after a particularly large serving of swe... ››› more
- [06 November 2017]
- Avocados are good for your blood sugar levels, according to research
- If you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels is critical. Your doctor or dietician may advise that you opt for foods that are low in sugar and carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar in check. They may also recommend foods that help control blood sugar spikes. One food that meets both of these requirements is the avocado…
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a... ››› more
- [03 November 2017]
- Balance your blood sugar levels naturally by drinking green tea
- High blood sugar levels can predispose you to health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people, high blood levels of glucose and insulin are the primary culprit in the accumulation of body fat.
Foods like vegetables, greens, melon, berries, whole grains, healthy fat and protein are well-known to help control blood sugar levels. Now, researchers that green tea is also e... ››› more
- [25 October 2017]
- These are the three best drinks for healthy blood sugar levels
- Living with diabetes means you have to know the amount of carbohydrates everything you eat and drinks contains, and how they may affect your blood sugar levels.
When it comes to the best drinks for a diabetic diet, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends zero-calorie or low-calorie drinks to prevent blood sugar spikes.
Read on for three examples of these drinks, which will help y... ››› more
- [16 October 2017]
- A guide to how often you should test your blood sugar levels
- How often you test your blood sugar levels depends on a number of different factors. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that you test your blood sugar levels at least three times a day if you need multiple insulin injections every day.
If you have type 2 diabetes, how often you test your blood sugar levels should be dictated by your particular needs and goals, the ADA says. Thi... ››› more
- [12 October 2017]
- Three tips to make testing your blood sugar levels less painful
- In order to test your blood sugar levels at home, you need to prick your finger to obtain a drop of blood. While some people say it hurts but they've gotten used to it, others say they find it almost painless.
It's up to you to decide whether or not you find testing your blood sugar levels painful. But here are three methods to avoid sore fingers...
Three methods to make testing your blood s... ››› more
- [26 September 2017]
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