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  • 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]
  • Peanut butter can help stabilise your blood sugar levels and prevent spikes
  • While peanut butter isn't a solution for high blood sugar levels, including this tasty nut butter in a healthy diet may help stabilise your overall blood sugar levels and prevent blood sugar spikes. This is fantastic news, especially if you have type 2 diabetes or a risk of developing the blood sugar disorder. Read on to learn more about the blood sugar benefits of peanut butter. The nutrien... ››› more
  • [13 September 2017]
  • Three factors that are driving your blood sugar levels through the roof
  • Is it a lack of willpower that's steering you into the chocolate aisle and leading you to make food choices that are drive your blood sugar levels through the roof? Or is it something else? Believe it or not, it's the latter. There are many seemingly unlikely culprits that can trigger a powerful desire for much more sweet stuff than your body is actually craving. Some sugar triggers are more su... ››› more
  • [08 September 2017]
  • Three tasty snacks that stabilise your blood sugar levels
  • Whether you have type 2 diabetes or not, high blood sugar levels are bad for your body. For this reason, you have to choose carefully when it comes to the foods that you snack on... High-fibre, slowly digested healthy snacks are your best bet because they keep hunger and hypoglycaemia at bay while producing a steady release of blood sugar to help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Here are fo... ››› more
  • [24 August 2017]
  • Low blood sugar levels? Here's what to do
  • Although type 2 diabetes is characterised by blood sugar levels that are too high, some people take insulin and other medications - such as sulfonylureas - that can sometimes drive their blood sugar levels too low. Low blood sugar levels, called hypoglycaemia, is generally when your blood sugar levels are less than 70mg/dL. The normal range for fasting blood sugar is 70 to 99 mg/dL. However, th... ››› more
  • [14 August 2017]
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