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
There's always so much information being produced about Type II diabetes, but what about Type I sufferers? Sadly, because it's the body that kills off the insulin producing cells, it's not a simple case of diet and exercise that will “fix” your condition. But we have some diet tips that will make it easier for you to function normally so keep reading…
Did you know that out of everyone who... ››› more
We often consume fats that are unhealthy, like hydrogenated fats, and are deficient in valuable fats, like those we get from meat. The fat that's in meat and dairy that's essential to your health...
Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, is a collection of unique "18 pin" fatty acids found primarily in the meat and milk of grazing animals, like beef and dairy.
There is 300-400% more CLA i... ››› more
Based upon many human and animal studies, it could be that diabetes is more related to a deficiency of dietary fibre than any other nutrition substance.
Fibre is indigestible plant food matter. Because fibre cannot be digested in the human gut, it stays in the intestines to slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, while it simultaneously absorbs excess fat and cholesterol to ca... ››› more
As a diabetic, you know that one of the most challenging complications of your disease is blood vessel damage, which can lead to poor blood circulation in your legs and feet.
When your legs and feet are deprived of oxygen-rich blood, a condition called diabetic foot disease can develop, causing foot ulcers that heal very slowly or not at all. The disease can even lead to gangrene and amputation... ››› 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
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you're at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy - a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and accounts for 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness every year.
That said, you can avoid becoming one of these scary statistics by keeping control over your blood sugar levels and following these diabetic eye care tips...
Four diabetic eye care tips... ››› more
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