Diabetes Health Podcast News: US Dietary Guidelines Recommend A Low Carb Diet

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Feb-7_-2019-at-1_20_32-PM-1.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick on the arrow to listen to the podcast. Are you just a bit too sweet? According to the American Diabetes Association, a diet that is low in carbohydrates is best for most people with diabetes. Their 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes explain that eating fewer carbs often results in lowered blood-glucose; focusing your diet  around nutrient-dense

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

If you have diabetes, you have to be concerned about cardiovascular disease. No matter how fit your body may appear on the outside, the reality is that heart problems are much more common for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times as likely to die from heart disease than

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AskNadia: Brown Sugar Substitute for Diabetes?

I am a type 2 diabetic.  My meds are Jardiance, metformin, and Victoza.  My breakfast is two pieces of whole wheat toast with sugar-reduced jam, and oatmeal with brown sugar.  I think the brown sugar makes my blood sugar spike (I use the Freestyle Libre to monitor sugar levels, and after breakfast, it goes from 6.8 mm/l to 15+ mm/l.   Is there a substitute

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: Are You in?

If you frequent my site, then health is on the top of your list. Like me, you could be looking for inspiration or tips on how to manage your blood sugars, lose weight, fit exercise in or reach your A1c target. Every year I ask myself, how can I become the person I want to be? Are my goals realistic? Achievable? Which road should I

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

I love carbohydrates, and sometimes, I hate carbohydrates. I think part of my love/hate relationship with food goes back to the days just before my diagnosis of type 1 as a teenager. At 18 years old, I was suddenly eating everything in sight as the hunger from my high blood sugar, due to undiagnosed diabetes, kicked in.  I lost more and more weight and became

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AskNadia: Fasting High Blood Sugars & The Dawn Phenomenon

Hi Nadia, I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to bring my fasting blood sugar level down? Thank you, Jack Dear Jack: I am assuming that when you say fasting blood sugar, you mean your

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to five hours a day, six days a week, besides maintaining

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

When Bonny Damocles was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he asked his doctor if he could try diet and exercise before starting the recommended medications. Granted a reprieve, he immediately began the most grueling workout he could think of: running stairs. Because his export business allowed him to work from his Midland, Michigan home where he served as the primary caregiver for a son with

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Type 2 Diabetes: What’s The Deal With Sugar-Free?

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbohydrate content of “sugar-free” products to regular sugared products? If you haven’t, you might be in for a surprise. While the word “sugar-free” sounds good and in-line with what we should be eating, I’ve found that words and numbers don’t always match. Many sugar-free products contain a sugar alcohol that consists of Malitol® and Sorbitol®, sugar substitutes. While

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AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?

Dear Nadia: I have had type-2 diabetes for more than ten years.  I was first enthusiastic about lancing to see my blood sugar levels, but this dropped off.  My doctor checked blood fasting levels about every three months.  Then, she retired. My new doctor is a proponent of A1C testing over lancing.     I recently was referred to an endocrinologist who put me on the

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