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5 Foods That Help Lower Blood Sugar

2019-11-20T02:09:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

As a diabetic, your body does not metabolize sugar properly. If you're a type 1 diabetic, you may have been born without the ability to produce enough insulin. As a type 2 diabetic, overtime your body may have become insulin resistant, or damage to the pancreas has caused your body's production of insulin to

A Quick Breakdown of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

2019-11-19T21:48:59+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

In the US, 100 million adults were either living with diabetes or were prediabetic as of 2017. There are nearly 3 million people in Texas that have diabetes. That is almost 15% of the entire population. For those with diabetes, mismanagement of the disease can result in complications such nerve damage,

Controlling Your Portions with The Plate Method

2019-11-21T14:22:40+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

What is healthy eating? This is a question that gets thrown around a lot, and has many different answers, depending on who you ask. Defining Healthy Eating In general, eating healthy is eating what your body needs - not too much or too little of one type of food

Starting an Exercise Routine With Diabetes

2019-11-21T14:23:03+00:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management|Tags: , |

Cardio? Pilates? Lifting Weights? Gym memberships? The idea of starting a workout routine can be pretty intimidating. However, exercising offers a host of benefits for anyone who starts, especially for those with type 2 diabetes. A consistent workout routine can help make managing diabetes easier. Exercising For Diabetes Control

What Is Insulin Resistance?

2019-11-21T14:24:42+00:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Insulin, Nutrition|Tags: , |

Insulin is the hormone that shuttles the energy giving molecule glucose from the bloodstream and into cells. At least, that's how it's supposed to function. That is unless you are insulin resistant! Insulin is the key that can't unlock the door. When we eat, our bodies metabolize sugar and

Insulin. What Is It?

2019-11-21T14:31:03+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Insulin|Tags: , , , |

Insulin Is A Hormone Produced By The Pancreas. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. A hormone is simply a substance produced by the body to regulate and control one or more functions in the body. Insulin's job is to guide sugar from the bloodstream and into individual cells.

6 Tips For Eating Better With Diabetes

2019-11-21T14:33:12+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , |

When it comes to diet, it’s all about the choices we make. Grilled chicken or fried? Fruit cup or pudding cup? Each choice we make either gets a step closer to a healthier life or further away. Use these ideas to keep your diabetes in check when you cook and use them as guides

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

2019-11-21T14:34:04+00:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes complications, Diabetes Management, Neuropathy|Tags: , , , |

Overview Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that can occur as a result of having diabetes. Elevated blood sugar can injure nerves throughout your body, with it most commonly occurring in the legs and feet. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from mild tingling and numbness to intense pain and burning sensations. Complications from

Understanding A1C Testing Basics

2019-11-19T21:52:37+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes Management|Tags: , , , |

What is the A1C Test? The A1C test is a blood test used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. This is also the primary tool for diabetes management. A1C testing measures how much your hemoglobin is coated with sugar. Hemoglobin is the red protein found in the blood that

Diabetes Complications

2019-11-19T21:56:32+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes complications, Diabetes Management, Neuropathy|Tags: , , |

Type 2 diabetes often progresses in silence, without developing clinically relevant symptoms. It frequently remains undiagnosed until complications appear. As much as one-third of all cases may not be detected at all [1]. At the same time, there is epidemiologic evidence that complications are triggered in a much earlier stage of