5 Important Nutrients Diabetics Need

Diabetes is a disease that is caused when little or no insulin is secreted by the pancreas as a response to glucose intake or also when the insulin secreted by the pancreas is defective. There is no cure for diabetes and this is why people with the disease have to take several extra measures in order to lead relatively normal, healthy lives. Insulin of course is a hormone in the body responsible for the regulation of blood glucose levels. There are three types of diabetes, which are; Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational ...
Read More

I Lied To My Doctor About My Blood Sugar Levels

In my teenage years, I didn’t understand the importance of close blood glucose monitoring. Most of the time I felt fine so I would hardly check my blood sugar. With school, sports and girls occupying most of my time, diabetes management was the furtherest thing from my mind. I wanted to feel normal and there was always a sense of denial looming over me. My testing frequency was something like two or three times a week which thinking about it now was really ridiculous.My doctor would usually require me to do a few ...
Read More

Dietary Fiber – Benefits for Diabetes, Weight Loss and Heart Health

Whether it's for weight loss, diabetes management and blood sugar control, or heart health, dietary fiber is a great way to improve your overall health. Different types of dietary fiber affect the body in various ways and can be used to improve specific areas. Despite the apparent simplicity, fiber is a complex nutrient and all types are important.Fiber is a non digestible carbohydrate found in plants. Any food that is plant based will contain fiber. Foods that are derived from animal sources such as meat, dairy ...
Read More