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
Americans spend an average of 40 billion dollars per year on coffee and 54 % of American adults consume it on a daily basis. Some good news for all of you coffee drinkers out there is that emerging evidence suggests that drinking coffee may do more than just give you that extra energy boost to get through your day; it may also reduce your risk for developing type-2 diabetes. In fact, one study, conducted in 2009, found that individuals who …Read more
Diabetics are generally characterized with elevated blood sugar levels that need immediate control in order to prevent further medical complications. Diabetics regulate their glucose levels through the administration of insulin or by monitoring the type and amount of food consumed on a regular basis. A diabetic diet usually consists of low-sugar food items that prevent an increase in blood glucose levels. Diabetics are also advised to engage in daily exercise regimens in order to burn any carbohydrates that they have …Read more
It is no secret that a balanced diet can help ease the pain and suffering associated with many common ailments. Some dieticians have even been able to design menus for specific health conditions but is there such a thing as a diabetic diet?
When food is digested, insulin helps to move glucose or blood sugar out of the blood and into cells where it creates energy. Diabetics either don’t produce enough insulin or for some reason the body is unable …Read more