Diabetic Confusion: My Dietitian says “60 grams carbs per meal”




Type 2 Diabetes – Reading Restaurant Menus to Help Control Your Blood Sugar and Weight

As a Type 2 diabetic your aim is to follow a healthy eating plan for combating high blood sugar levels and weight gain. You need to be paying attention to each and every food you eat on a day-to-day basis. This includes when eating meals out. Sadly, far too many people forgo their usual healthy food choices as soon as they’re in a restaurant location. While, if you are concerned with blood sugar control, if you take appropriate measures after the meal to get them under control, it won’t be all too detrimental. But if you’re looking for weight management or loss as well, it’s a whole other story.

Type 2 Diabetes – Does Parental Smoking During Pregnancy Affect the Health of Unborn Daughters?

Smoking during pregnancy is known to be associated with a number of health risks. Type 2 diabetes appears to be a new association according to a study reported on in Diabetes Care in August 2014. Investigators at the Harvard School of Public Health and other research institutions in Boston, USA, and various research sites in Rotterdam and Singapore, compared smoking in mothers and fathers during pregnancy, and Type 2 diabetes in their daughters…

Type 2 Diabetes – Why Walking Is One Of The Best Exercise For Those With Diabetes

You know you should be getting more active in order to control your blood sugar, your weight and any complications associated with Type 2 diabetes – but you just aren’t sure where to start. Bicep curls, kettlebells, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), all seem like foreign words to you. You’ve seen these term but can’t much make sense of anything and are just feeling overwhelmed by it all. Not to worry, one of the best exercises for any Type 2 diabetic is one you’ve been doing since before you reached your second birthday – walking.

Type 2 Diabetes – Eat a Healthy Diet to Help Prevent Diabetes and Cancer of the Stomach

There have been some studies that appear to associate stomach cancer with Type 2 diabetes, but a cause and effect relationship has not been established. One way of showing cause and effect would be to demonstrate a mechanism by which diabetes could cause cancer in the stomach. Researchers at the National Cancer Center and Jikei University in Japan have found some associations that could lead to finding some way Type 2 diabetes could be responsible for causing this particular type of cancer.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Effect of Alcohol On the Diabetic Body

As a Type 2 diabetic you hear a lot about carbohydrates – what types to eat and to avoid, how much to eat, and when to eat them. You likely know about fat and protein as well. Each of these macronutrients has a role in your body and is necessary for optimal health. But have you also thought about alcohol and its effect on your body? Even though alcohol consumption damages the pancreas, people with diabetes continue to rationalize this habit, maybe because of the information on a possible connection between red wine and heart health. Alcohol isn’t considered as being necessary for your body. It adds calories and acts negatively on many body parts, so it’s a good idea to understand how it works. Here are the ways alcohol can affect your body, and how each of these factors affects Type 2 diabetics…

Type 2 Diabetes – Using Your Diabetes Medications Safely and Effectively

There are many different medications available to help manage your blood sugar levels. But, like all medications, they are more effective and safer when they’re used correctly. This means taking them at the right time and taking the right dose. Here is some information to help you use your medications correctly and get the most out of them. First, it’s helpful to understand the different classes of diabetes medications and how and why each type is effective…

Type 2 Diabetes – Is Coffee Friend Or Foe?

One thing you might be wondering about as you go about your diet plan is whether or not you should be cutting out that morning coffee you love so much. Many Type 2 diabetics find coffee can raise their blood sugar level, so if your blood sugar level rises consistently after drinking coffee, switch to decaf. So, is your morning coffee helping or hindering your results? Before you can answer this question, you need to ask yourself a few questions to start.

Type 2 Diabetes – A New Method for Classifying Diabetes in Children

Unfortunately it is no longer possible for doctors to differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes solely on the basis of age. What used to be known as mature-onset diabetes is now Type 2, which is seen more and more in children. Knowing which kind of diabetes is present is important for treatment. Researchers at Chonbuk National University Medical School and other university medical schools in Korea, have considered the idea of using blood C-peptide levels for deciding which kind of diabetes young sufferers have.

Type 2 Diabetes – Secrets Of Accountability to Help You Stick With Your Healthy Lifestyle Program

Having received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, the good news is there’s a lot you can do to become and stay healthy. By making lifestyle changes you can control both your blood sugar and body weight. In fact, when you take the reins and do what you can to manage your Type 2 diabetes, you can dramatically improve your life.

Type 2 Diabetes – Your Optimal Health Checklist, Part 2

In the last part of this article series, I talked about a few things you should be doing to help maintain your blood sugar, your body weight and your best health level going forward. Taking the time to get your lifestyle, eating, and exercise habits set up so they’ll help assist with disease reduction generally and bodyweight management, will go a long way towards keeping you feeling great and helping to control your Type 2 diabetes. Here are a few things you should be making sure you’re doing…

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