You may think you're doing everything possible to lower your blood sugar. While essential, avoiding sugar is only one part of managing diabetes. There are many more 'secret' strategies we should be using on our journey to better health. Read on to take control of your diabetes and enjoy more stable blood sugar for good! Firstly, the age-old adage is true - knowledge is … [Read more...] about Check Out These Secrets for Better Blood Sugar Control
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. We must focus on heart health, especially as diabetics. Having diabetes greatly increases risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. In fact, nearly 70% of diabetics age 65 and older die from some form of heart disease. Being heart smart is incredibly … [Read more...] about The Best (And Worst) Foods For Heart Health
Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of overall health. What some may not realize is just how crucial physical activity is to effectively managing high blood sugar. Something as simple as a 10-15 minute walk after a meal could have a huge impact. Yep, it’s been proven by scientific research! Study participants who were at risk for type-2 diabetes walked on a … [Read more...] about How Going For A Walk After Meals Improves Blood Sugar
Ah, carbohydrates. We hate to love them! Especially for those of us who struggle with high blood sugar. Why are carbs so craveable? What makes us want them so badly, and why do we have so much trouble giving them up? Believe it or not, the brain has more to do with this than the stomach. Simple/refined carbohydrates prompt rapid spikes and drops in blood sugar. Whether you … [Read more...] about Kick Your Carbohydrate Habit – Here’s How
Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically assigning you the same diet, medication and exercise plan as every other diabetic patient, emphasis is placed on what works for you as the … [Read more...] about What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!