Millions of people around the world consume diet drinks with artificial sweeteners to lose weight or to prevent diabetes. They are sabotaging their weight-loss efforts. Artificial sweeteners cause diabetes and obesity.
In recognition of November’s World Diabetes Day, here are two smartphone diabetes apps designed to help you track, analyze and manage your numbers.
High calorie counts, insane amounts of added sugar, and unnatural additives. We all know soda is by no means healthy. It has become a major focus in the media and public health policies for good reason. America is faced with a grave issue, obesity. According to the CDC, close to 35% of U.S. adults are obese, and studies suggest, soda may play a large role in that frightening number.
Although it would seem like the body would have the lowest blood glucose in the morning this often isn’t the case for these 5 reasons.
THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.
A higher magnesium intake is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online ahead of print in Diabetes Care.
The fountain of youth still remains elusive, but there's something that seems close: green tea. People have been drinking tea for centuries, and today it's the second most popular drink in the world (after water). Some of that popularity may stem from the many widely recognized benefits of tea, including its power to prevent cancer and to sharpen mental health. But tea offers health benefits related to diabetes, too.
Take advantage of these seasonal goodies to help tame diabetes.
Antioxidant-packed cauliflower is full of fiber, manganese and vitamin C and is a great low-carb veggie to roast on cool nights.
Figs are high in fiber, which helps control blood sugar spikes, and polyphenols, which help fight disease. Stock up on the fresh fruit; the dried versions may have more sugars.
Fall is peak season for almonds, chestnuts, pecans and pistachios, all of which can help manage hunger. Just stick to no more than an ounce a day because nuts are loaded with calories.
Pears are loaded with calcium, fiber (be sure to eat the skin), iron, manganese and potassium. They’re also sweet enough to eat as dessert!
Want to ward off type 2 diabetes, improve heart health and aid weight loss? Hit the trifecta with a persimmon.
Pomegranates have significant amounts of vitamin C and potassium and current studies show they may have hypoglycemic benefits, which is fantastic for folks with diabetes.
Pumpkins, quite possibly the poster food for the season, are healthy powerhouses. Full of nutrients that boost heart health, trim your waistline and help your eyes, they are also high in fiber, which slows the release of sugars in the bloodstream.
Versatile sweet potatoes are high-fiber foods with a low glycemic index, making them perfect for folks with diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition and the problem is getting worse. Thus, learning ways to manage this condition from day to day is also very important. Listed below are ten fruits that are low on the glycemic index and can help to stabilize the blood sugars, as well as giving the body the vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber it needs to stay healthy.