So you've decided to have baby… That's wonderful! But it also means your risk of developing sugar diabetes just went up. At least that's the case for one in every 12 or so pregnancies. Don't let this happen to you. Avoid this by making these two easy diet changes today…
Change the way you eat to avoid sugar diabetes complicating your pregnancy
It’s every pregnant woman’s nightmare. ... ››› more
A major part of keeping your diabetes under control is staying true to a diabetic diet. The general rule to follow is to steer clear of foods that are high in sugar, however, some foods and drinks that seem like diabetic-friendly choices may even contain hidden sugar.
But it's not just sugar you need to watch out for - increased carbohydrates and fats can also contribute to blood sugar spikes. ... ››› more
When it comes to a diabetic diet, you need goals that encourage you to succeed rather than set you up to fail. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, a psychologist and investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston in the United States thinks goals have to be “small and well spelled out”.
“Everyone has the experience of going to a healthcare practitioner and being told something vague: ‘You know, yo... ››› more
For most of us, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you're on a diabetic diet to control your blood sugar levels, a morning meal is a must!
“The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast' that results during sleeping hours,” explains Kelly Kennedy, a dietician from Everyday Health. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates ... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that the quality of your food is as important as the quality. And fibre tops the list!
Fibre is an important part of any diabetic diet because it doesn't raise your blood sugar levels and it can't be digested. Even better, it can blunt the harmful effect that carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels. Why, you ask? Because your intestines take a bit longer ... ››› more
Chocolate and hazelnut is a winning combination - wouldn't you agree? If you do, you'll love this guilt-free recipe we've got up our sleeve for no-bake brownies made with hazelnuts, shredded coconut and cacao powder, topped with rich ganache!
These brownies don't take a whole lot of time or ingredients to whip up - plus, because they're so low in sugar, they're suitable for diabetics, too! The ... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes and have been suffering through your sweet cravings up until now, good news: You no longer have to!
Yes, it's totally possible to satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. No, I'm not about to suggest that you eat boring old fruits. Rather, I'm sharing a sweet and delicious delicious recipe for a low-carb, low-sugar smoothie that your ha... ››› more
Here are some frightening statistics for you: Globally, one person dies of diabetes every ten seconds. Nearly 14% of men and 12% of women over age 30 in the United States alone have diabetes, and close to one-third of them don't even know it!
This chronic disease shortens lives by almost nine years, on average, and wrecks quality of life by increasing your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney ... ››› more
Heads up: The statistics are grim. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, type 2 diabetes has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by midcentury. More than one-third of American adults are obese. Frightening, isn't it? Furthermore, these numbers sady continue to increase, and experts predict things will only become worse.... ››› more
Last year, a study was published in Nature that caused a stir both in medical circles and the mainstream media. Why? Because the researchers who conducted the study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel concluded that the use of noncaloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) may induce glucose intolerance — that is, use of these products may actually increase a person's risk of developing diabe... ››› more
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