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December 3, 2017 admin No comments exist

Sweet treats — like candies and cakes were once off-limits for people with diabetes, however, not anymore. In fact, research has shown that starches like potatoes and white bread affect blood sugar levels much like sugar which sometimes cause dangerous spikes in blood sugar. However, the non starchy carbohydrates found in most vegetables and whole grains don’t…

October 24, 2017 admin No comments exist

Type 1 diabetes is genetic and triggered by unknown causes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors, but not sugar specifically.   However, being overweight and eating a high-calorie diet, which often includes a lot of added sugar, can raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.   Brazil is the top…

August 23, 2017 admin No comments exist

In order to understand the pancreas one has to ask what does your pancreas do? The pancreas does two main things. It makes fluids that contain enzymes, which break down the nutrients in food — like fats and proteins — so your body can use them. And it makes hormones like insulin to balance your…

June 1, 2017 admin No comments exist

How does gestational diabetes affect pregnancy? Most women with gestational diabetes who can keep their glucose levels in check go on to have a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby. But having gestational diabetes makes you and your baby more likely to develop certain complications. If you have gestational diabetes, you’re more likely to go…

May 30, 2017 admin No comments exist

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes? Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes don’t have any symptoms. That’s why your Doctor/Nurse should offer you a screening test for gestational diabetes when you’re between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant. If you have any risk factors for gestational diabetes, your Doctor may suggest doing the…

May 29, 2017 admin No comments exist

Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high. When you eat, your digestive system breaks down most of the food into a sugar called glucose. Glucose enters your bloodstream so your cells can use it as fuel. With the…

February 26, 2017 admin No comments exist

Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of The Tips To Avoid Diabetes Complications Part 1 which I sent  to your inbox last week.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the link for it.   PART 2   Say No to Salt Reduce the salt in your diet. It may help lower blood pressure and…

February 19, 2017 admin No comments exist

Choose Carbs Carefully Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it’s sweet. It’s about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal….

November 22, 2016 admin No comments exist

The answer to this is YES!   Did you know that one in three diabetic will have some kind of skin problem! In fact, skin problem is some times the first sign that one is diabetic.   Because bacteria and fungus feed on sugar your chances of getting a skin infection are higher when you…

September 21, 2016 admin No comments exist

Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes, according to the prevailing theory.   But, now a large epidemiological study carried out at the Stanford University…