Category Archives: Diabetes Basics

The Essentials of Weight Loss

The Essentials of Weight Loss

For some people, simply exercising and eating less can cause them to lose a lot of weight. These are the kind of people who easily gain weight but lose what they have gained just as easily. However, there are people who easily gain weight but struggle to lose them in the end. Despite hours of running in the treadmill, these people will simply drive themselves to exhaustion but will not be able to shed so many pounds. They will soon realize that their efforts are not enough […]

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Glycemic Index Diets Help Control Blood Sugar Level

Glycemic Index Diets Help Control Blood Sugar Level

Study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that assessing a meal using the glycemic index, which lists the quality of carbohydrates contained in many common foods, appears to be a good way to predict the effect a meal will have on blood sugar levels. This is important information for diabetes patients. Dr. Thomas M. S. Wolever, of the University of Toronto and colleagues examined whether overall carbohydrate content and glycemic index of individual foods, as given in published tables, determined the effects of a […]

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Importance of Blood Glucose and Sugar Alcohol

Importance of Blood Glucose and Sugar Alcohol

Why is blood glucose so important for your body? Energy. That’s right. Blood glucose provides the body with energy that your body needs to function properly. Glucose (comes from sugar) helps fuel and replenish the body so that it processes like it should. Besides giving your body energy and stabilizing it, you may ask, “Why is blood glucose really important?” Here’s why: High or low levels of blood glucose can actually be hazardous to your health. Unusual amounts of blood sugar can lead to sweating, dizziness, confusion, […]

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Monitor Your Blood Sugar Level

Monitor Your Blood Sugar Level

Controlling blood sugar (glucose) levels is a standout amongst the most vital parts of diabetes management. Managing glucose levels will make you feel better for the time being. And it will help you to remain fit and healthy in the long term. People who do not have diabetes keep their blood sugar (glucose) levels within a narrow range for most of the time. The beta cells in the pancreas are able to produce just the right amount of insulin at the right time. They are constantly fine-tuning […]

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