Trying to avoid a snack attack? Diabetics deserve simple, quick snacks that won’t spike blood sugar. Don't worry, we’ve got your back! Snack foods are usually highly processed. This means they often contain far too many calories, unhealthy fat, sugars, and sodium. These foods also tend to have little to no nutritional value. This combination is especially dangerous for … [Read more...] about Simple Snacks To Stabilize 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!
Mindful eating… what does that mean? Being aware of what we are eating, how much we are eating, and when we are full. Another large part of being mindful with eating is acknowledging how food can impact how we feel. Start by taking a closer look at the opinions and feelings you attach to certain foods. For example, do you think of a doughnut as an evil enemy sent to tempt … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar
Everyone loves a great night’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye allows the body and mind to heal and recover. Quality sleep is truly essential, but not as common as you may think. Today’s hectic lifestyles are less restful than ever. Long hours at work, 24/7 access to technology, and skyrocketing stress and anxiety levels all contribute to difficulty sleeping. Upwards of 35% … [Read more...] about Too Busy To Sleep? It’s Affecting Your Health & Happiness