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What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar?

Different views of MRI of the human brain

You may think sugar is pretty easy to spot, but think again! It’s not only cookies, cakes, and donuts that diabetics need to watch out for. Sugar is lurking everywhere, and is difficult to avoid if you don’t know where ...

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Fast Food And Diabetes, An Undeniable Connection

Large fast food burger and fries

Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, these foods are highly processed, and often contain far too many calories, fat, and sodium. These foods also tend to have little to no nutritional value, vitamins, minerals, ...

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The Glycemic Index & Its Effects On Blood Sugar

Glycemic Index paper chart

The glycemic index (GI) reveals how a food affects your blood sugar. When you consume carbohydrates, the body converts them into glucose (sugar.) The pancreas releases insulin in order to move the sugar from the bloodstream into the cells where it ...

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The Truth Behind Early Morning High Blood Sugar

Hand turning off alarm clock

Even when the human body is asleep it requires energy. When the body is awake and needs fuel, it turns to glucose in the muscles. However, in sleep, the muscles are relaxed and unmoving. So instead the body turns to ...

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Say Cheese! New Study Finds Dairy Is Not Connected To Heart Problems

several cheeses on wooden cheese board

There has been a widespread belief that dairy products are bad for your health. However, in the wake of the “fat is not evil” food revelation, people are enjoying more dairy again. In addition, recent studies have now shown that ...

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Hidden Sugars Lurking In Your Refrigerator Right Now!

yogurt and spoon

You may think sugar is pretty easy to spot, but think again! It’s not only cookies, cakes, and donuts that diabetics need to watch out for. Sugar is lurking everywhere, and is difficult to avoid if you don’t know where ...

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Dieting With Diabetes – Do’s & Don’ts

writing down diet plan in a notebook

Diet is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” However, to most people, the word diet refers to a restricting one’s food intake, usually with the goal of weight ...

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Type II Diabetes- A Growing Crisis For Children & Teens

Young boy drinking soda from the bottle

Over 200,000 individuals under the age of 20 in the U.S. are diabetic. The majority of them have type 1 diabetes, often referred to as juvenile diabetes. However, as obesity rates in children continue to rise, type 2 diabetes is ...

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Do You Know The Difference Between Carbs & Sugars?

selection of simple and complex carbs

Diabetics know to avoid sugar; but are also told to “watch their carbs.” What does this mean? What is the difference between carbs and sugars? Are there certain carbs and sugars that are better for you than others? Let’s investigate ...

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Yes, Diabetics Can Enjoy Eating Out!

couple enjoying a restaurant meal together

Diabetics know to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels, and that means making smart food choices. Sharing food is a huge part of every culture and social circle, and diabetics should not be excluded from the pleasure ...

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