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Getting to Know Alcohol Options for Diabetics

Alcohol is a chemical that has calories but no particular nutritional value, although it has been shown that a moderate amount (a glass or two of wine a day) may reduce the risk of a heart attack. Notice [more…]

Foods to Avoid if You’re Hypoglycemic

Controlling low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is easier if you just say no to foods that can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. The following list of foods and food groups are those to avoid [more…]

Tips for Living a Hypoglycemia-Friendly Lifestyle

Dealing with hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, takes some attention, but doesn’t have to dominate your life once you get in the habit of living a hypoglycemia-friendly lifestyle. In reality, the tips in [more…]

How to Deal with Hypoglycemic Cravings

Hypoglycemia seems to be about all the things you can’t have. But as you progress in your recovery, your senses, which had been dulled by artificial seasonings and sweets, will wake up, and you’ll discover [more…]

Foods to Choose if You’re Hypoglycemic

You can help manage your hypoglycemia, often referred to as low blood sugar, by choosing foods that improve your condition. You can enjoy a variety of foods, and the foods in the following list are tasty [more…]

Hypoglycemia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Hypoglycemia is a condition you definitely have to pay attention to, but once you get in the habit of choosing healthy foods and avoiding processed foods that can wreak havoc with your blood sugar levels [more…]

Getting Screened for Prediabetes

The American Diabetes Association recommends that physicians screen their patients for prediabetes starting at age 45. As long as a screening is normal, you should repeat it at three-year intervals. Screening [more…]

Blood Test Results That Identify Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a silent condition: You likely will not experience any symptoms from it. But allowing prediabetes to develop into diabetes will most definitely lead to symptoms, which is exactly what you [more…]

Prediabetes Testing beyond the Blood Glucose

If you’re at risk for prediabetes, you should have several tests and measurements done in addition to having your blood glucose checked. These measurements can provide a baseline against which you and [more…]

How to Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes through Lifestyle Changes

If you get a diagnosis of prediabetes, you need to act immediately to take better control of your health. One of the key ways to prevent full-on diabetes is to get your weight under control. Here are some [more…]

Prediabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Prediabetes affects approximately 60 million people in the United States alone. Left untreated, the condition can lead to diabetes and serious long-term health problems. Prediabetes can be stopped and [more…]

Figure Your Ideal Weight, BMI, and Kilocalorie Intake

If you're diabetic, you should understand that your body weight, body mass index (BMI), and kilocalorie intake affect the way you manage your diabetes. So take the following steps to calculate your ideal [more…]

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you have diabetes, you need to monitor your health closely — including what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you should eat. Managing diabetes means knowing your ideal weight, body mass index [more…]

Recipe and Nutrition Web Sites for Canadians with Diabetes

A number of excellent Web sites provide healthy eating tips and recipes for Canadians with diabetes. Visit the reference links below to find nutritional information and recommendations from The Canadian [more…]

Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For the more than two million Canadians who have diabetes, eating a balanced, nutritious diet is an essential part of maintaining good health. If you have diabetes, there are some great Web sites that [more…]

Appropriate Portion Sizes for Low- to Medium-Glycemic Dishes

Choosing recipes that are low to medium glycemic and lower in fat and calories is a great way to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. However, eating the appropriate portion sizes is also crucial [more…]

Adjusting Favorite Recipes to Follow the Glycemic Index Diet

One of the simplest steps in adopting a low-glycemic lifestyle is looking at the foods and recipes you already like to cook and eat. You may find that some are naturally low glycemic and don't need any [more…]

Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cooking low-glycemic foods is a wonderful tool for overall health, but it's especially beneficial for weight management and insulin resistance. Understanding the glycemic index and glycemic loads of foods [more…]

Individuals at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People belonging to the following groups should talk to their general practitioner about the possibility of testing for type 2 diabetes and about lifestyle changes that can help to prevent the development [more…]

Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Diabetes

You can do a number of different things to help you stay healthy and avoid the onset of diabetes. The key things you can do are: [more…]

Appropriate Standards for Continuing Diabetes Care

It is important to be aware and keep track of the various visits and checks that will occur in order to ensure the correct standard of your diabetes care. Print out and pin up the following guidelines [more…]

Ten Commandments for Great Diabetes Control

Here is a list of ten commandments for keeping your diabetes under control. Follow these commandments and your problems should be few and far between. [more…]

Diabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly respond to insulin a hormone that you need in your body to convert sugar and other food into the energy needed for daily life. This [more…]

Lifestyle Changes That Improve Diabetes Management

You can make a number of changes to your physical and mental health to stay healthy and avoid the long-term complications of diabetes. Here’s a list of the changes you should aim for to help you manage [more…]

Best Diabetes Websites for Australians

Sometimes the free advice you find on the Internet is worth no more than what you pay for it. However, finding reputable, valuable Australian diabetes resources online is possible. Here’s a list of trusted [more…]

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