Importance Of Physical Activity In Diabetes Management

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

What does exercise have to do with Diabetes M…

What does exercise have to do with Diabetes Mellitus?

Being active helps you: -  Improve your body response to insulin -  Maintain a healthy weight ...

Read more

Before exercising consider these general guid…

Before exercising consider these general guidelines relative to your blood sugar level:

-  <100 mg/dL: Eat a small carbohydrate-containing snack, such as fruits, before you begin your wo...

Read more

Couch potatoes… Small steps make a huge diffe…

Couch potatoes… Small steps make a huge difference!

-  Park your car 100 meters away from the place you are going to -  Do house chorest -  U...

Read more

It is good to be careful, regular physical ac…

It is good to be careful, regular physical activity needs some small considerations:

-  Drink plenty of water all day long -  Take care of your feet and wear comfortable sho...

Read more

What type of exercise? How much?

What type of exercise? How much?

It is recommended to do 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercises 5 days a week. Calories burned during...

Read more

Lipid Profile And Diabetes

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

What is the relationship between blood lipids…

What is the relationship between blood lipids and diabetes?

Keeping your lipid profile under control is essential in diabetes management. In fact, poorly controlled d...

Read more

HDL“Good” Cholesterol

HDL“Good” Cholesterol

"Good" cholesterol or HDL(High Density Lipoprotein) refers to the carrier that transports cholesterol from...

Read more

Simple steps to increase your HDL level (the …

Simple steps to increase your HDL level (the good cholesterol):

-  Lose some weight as directed by your dietitian -  Increase your level of physical activity t...

Read more

LDL “Bad” Cholesterol

LDL “Bad” Cholesterol

"Bad" cholesterol or LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) refers to the carrier that transports cholesterol to th...

Read more

LDL levels can be lowered with medication and…

LDL levels can be lowered with medication and these lifestyle changes:

-  Loseweight -  Exercise -  Increase fiber intake found in, vegetables, fruit and whol...

Read more

Triglycerides

Triglycerides

Triglycerides or TG is a type of fat produced by the body. If you have diabetes, try to keep TG below 15...

Read more

Diabetes Basics: Testing And Managing Blood Sugar Levels

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

If your blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL…

If your  blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL, then you are having hypoglycemia. What to do?

-  Eat or drink something that contains 15 grams of sugar, preferably in a form that is absorbed quic...

Read more

If your blood glucose is above 240 mg/dL (hy…

If your  blood glucose is above 240 mg/dL (hyperglycemia) and itis getting close to your mealtime:

High blood glucose before a meal tells you that your liver is making too much glucose and needs to be told...

Read more

Importance of blood sugar test

Importance  of blood sugar test

The blood sugar test is useful to: -  Diagnose diabetes , monitor your blood sugar and assess your ...

Read more

Managing your blood sugar

Managing your blood sugar

Self testing means that you check your blood sugar at home yourself. A device called a glucometer can give...

Read more

Diagnosing Diabetes

Diagnosing Diabetes

Since at least 50% of those with diabetes presently don’t know they have the condition ,it is important to...

Read more

Incorporating Fruits & Vegetables Into A Diabetic Diet

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

Wondering if you can eat fruits?

Wondering if you can eat fruits?

Yes, you can eat fruits! Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibers just like vegetables. Fruit...

Read more

Counting Carbohydrates and Calories for fruit…

Counting Carbohydrates and Calories for fruits.

A small piece of whole fruit or 1 cup of chopped fruit has about 15 grams of carbohydrate which yields to ...

Read more

Vegetables – A low carb option to satisfy you…

Vegetables – A low carb option to satisfy your appetite!

Non-starchy Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fibers, and phytochemicals -and with so few calorie...

Read more

What about Calories, Carbohydrates and Sodium…

What about Calories, Carbohydrates and Sodium in Vegetables ?

Generally, non-starchy vegetables have about 5 grams of carbohydrate in ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw and appr...

Read more

Managing Diabetes During The Holidays

The holiday season might not be a time to los…

The holiday season might not be a time to lose weight, but it doesn't have to be a time to lose your health.

The key is to go into the holidays with a plan. Here are five ways to keep your health over the holidays ...

Read more

Holiday are the seasons of giving… take a lo…

Holiday are  the seasons of giving… take a look at these 5 practical gift ideas for people with diabetes:

1. Glucose meter and strips: so they can monitor their blood glucose and manage diabetes 2. A selection ...

Read more

Eat thoughtfully and be merry, but watch the …

Eat thoughtfully and be merry, but watch the drink. Do you know why?

-  Alcohol can mask the signs of low blood sugar, which can be dangerous for people with diabetes - ...

Read more

The Basics Of Diabetes Management

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

Managing Stress is beneficial to your blood g…

Managing Stress is beneficial to your blood glucose too!

When you have diabetes, mental or physical stress can cause your blood glucose levels to rise. Get rid of ...

Read more

Check your ABCs for Heart Disease Risk!

Check your ABCs for Heart Disease Risk!

Heart disease can be a serious diabetes complication. Keep an eye on your risk by getting these ABCs check...

Read more

Be active and enjoy the numerous benefits!

Be active and enjoy the numerous benefits!

It is easy to get active. Just pick something you like -- walking, dancing, biking, or just marching in pl...

Read more

Get Enough Sleep(6-9 hours)

Get Enough Sleep(6-9 hours)

Getting too much or too little sleep can increase your appetite and cravings for high-carb foods. That can...

Read more

Take Care of wounds and bruises

Take Care of wounds and bruises

Diabetes raises your risk of infection and slows healing, so treat even simple cuts and scrapes quickly...

Read more

Food Labels

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

When you buy a Food product always make sure …

When you buy a Food product always make sure that the promoting &quot;claim” used on the packaging is accurate by comparing it with the nutrition facts.

The chart below shows different claims and the corresponding requirements that must be met before using th...

Read more

Reading and understanding Food Labels – an es…

Reading and understanding Food Labels – an essential tool to plan a healthy balanced diet:

- The Nutrition Facts label is required by the Food and Drug Administration on packaged foods and beverage...

Read more

If you can’t memorize the requirements of eac…

If you can’t memorize the requirements of each nutrient term on the food label, try to memorize the terms below …

it works for all nutrients! Claim Requirements that must be met before using the claim in ...

Read more

What does a food label provide?

What does a food label provide?

Food labels provide information on: 1. Standardized serving sizes 2. Contents of saturated fat, trans ...

Read more

 

Glycemic Index

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next

The Glycemic Index, or GI, measures how a car…

The Glycemic Index, or GI, measures how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose.

Glycemic index offers information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. A food with a high GI ra...

Read more

Meal planning with the Glycemic index GI invo…

Meal planning with the Glycemic index GI involves choosing foods that have a low or medium GI.

If eating a food with a high GI, you can combine it with low GI foods to balance the meal.A quick list of ...

Read more

Factors that can increase the GI of a food:

Factors that can increase the GI of a food:

-  Ripeness: the more ripe a fruit or vegetable is, the higher the GI -  Processing :juice has ...

Read more

Many nutritious foods have a higher GI than f…

Many nutritious foods have a higher GI than foods with little nutritional value.

For example, oatmeal has a higher GI than chocolate, but is more nutritious. Always try to consume food wi...

Read more

 

Go to top