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
The pancreas is a 6-inch-long organ that sits behind the stomach and across the back of the abdomen. The pancreas gets its name from the Greek words pan ‘all’ and kreas ‘flesh’. This organ is a heterocrine gland and has roles in both the digestive system and the endocrine system.
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,
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
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
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 Are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients (molecules the body uses to obtain energy) that your body obtains from foods you eat. The other two macronutrients are protein and fats. Carbs are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, and vegetables. Though they are often stigmatized by many diets,