Sugar is a big problem, and that news isn’t a shock to anyone. Some might say it is actually an epidemic. After all, sugar appears in nearly all foods, some that you would expect, such as soda pop, jams and spreads and breakfast cereals, but some that you wouldn’t expect, such as salad dressing soup and even pasta sauce.
A recent report actually shows that North American’s eat, on average a half of a cup of sugar…every single day. Those …Read more
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes you should know how important it is to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Blood sugar levels that are too high can have a negative impact on your health and can even lead to death. Monitoring your blood sugar levels on a regular basis will help you to lead a healthy life and will protect you against life-threatening conditions that can be associated with diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic, …Read more
Decades ago, people were simply told if you have diabetes don’t drink alcohol, but now extensive research has shown that under the right conditions, controlled alcohol consumption for some diabetic patients can be safe.
The Dangers of Alcohol – Blood Sugar Levels
According to the Mayo Clinic there are certain conditions associated with diabetes that make it dangerous to drink alcohol. For example, if you have diabetic nerve damage or high blood pressure, alcohol consumption is not a good idea. …Read more
Diabetes is a disorder where the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, which is the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. As a result of this inability, diabetic individuals experience chronic high blood sugar levels. Obesity is the number one risk factor for the development of diabetes and more than 80% of type-2 diabetics, (the type of diabetes that is caused primarily by lifestyle factors) are overweight or obese. There are a lot of myths surrounding diabetes …Read more