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Understanding Insulin Resistance
In people with type 1 diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body's own immune system and can no longer produce any insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the problem is somewhat more complex. The pancreas produces insulin-sometimes more than normal. But the insulin doesn't work properly. The result is the same: the sugar remains in the blood in high concentrations, setting you up for a number of health problems. ( Diabetic Symptoms, blood sugar levels, Syndrome X)

Why Should You Care About Your Blood Sugar?
Unless you're diabetic, chances are you haven't given a moment's thought to your blood sugar before now. So why should you care about it? (Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Sugar Levels)

Sweet Sleep: It's Key To Your Quality Of Life
Research has shown that a lack of sleep causes a "sleep debt," which increases insulin resistance and causes more stress hormones to be released. The result: higher blood sugar levels. Sleep plays a critical role in your personal maintenance program.

Type 1/Type 2 - Cold Weather Increases A1Cs
A team of researchers working in Veterans Health Administration centers across the country has found a link between cold weather and higher A1C levels. Read more about this study of more than 272,722 veterans with diabetes. (Diabetes Research, blood sugar level, alc)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) can occur when you don't have enough insulin to meet your body's needs. Normally your body uses carbohydrate (glucose) for maintenance, but when there isn't enough insulin in your body, your cells can't access the glucose in your blood. Your body then resorts to burning fat in an unhealthy way. Your liver becomes involved in fat-burning, and the by-product is ketones. (Diabetic complications, High blood sugar level)

Diabetes: Dealing With Holidays
Diabetic nutrition can be a real challenge during holiday festivities. Diabetes food choices are reviewed with practical tips on how to maintain a normal blood sugar level. Sticking to a low carbohydrate diet does not mean missing all the fun!

The Low-Carb Way to Weight Loss
Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life (the other two are protein and fat). But eating too many carbohydrates, especially refined carbs - can cause weight gain and can adversely affect your health.  Glycemic index guidelines to help you plan a healthy diabetes diet. (Diabetes type ii and Diabetes type i)

Drive Diabetes into Retreat with Natural Remedies
Decades of research have shown the validity of minerals and herbs in lessening and even reversing the symptoms of diabetes. (Type I and Type II) Chromium, Vanadium, Gymnema sylvestre, Cinnamon and Fenugreek are discussed in this article on diabetic nutrition news. (Diabetic products)

Type 2 Review
If you've  become accustomed to the blood sugar roller coaster unleashed by refined sugars and processed foods, you've probably had fleeting thoughts about the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. Perhaps other factors also put you at risk for diabetes. But you should know that relatively simple lifestyle modifications can prevent type 2 diabetes. ( Diabetic Risk Factors, Diabetic Symptoms, Preventing Diabetes)

Chromium
Excessive blood sugar promotes diabetes and all the destruction that goes with it. Studies show that if you have high blood sugar, chromium supplements will bring it down. Chromium increases the power of insulin to process sugar, so you need less insulin to do the job, and blood levels drop. (Chromium, High Blood Sugar, Diabetic Nutrition)

Diabetes: Fact or Myth?
Sugar has long had a bad reputation, especially among people with diabetes. People used to think that eating sugar would cause blood glucose levels to rise much more rapidly than eating other types of carbohydrates, such as bread or potatoes. It turns out that sugar's bad rap is not entirely deserved. Researchers are now finding that simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, and complex carbohydrates, such as bread and potatoes, are digested at the same rate. (Diabetes Diet and Recipes)

A Quick Primer on Sugar Alcohols
Sugar alcohol is neither a "sugar" nor an "alcohol." Sugar alcohols affect the blood glucose levels less dramatically than regular table sugar which is why some diet plans allow a certain amount of them. In most people, they quickly add up to too many carbs. (Diabetes Diet, Diabetic Nutrition, Low Carbohydrate Diet)

Men, Moods And Diabetes
As men age their hormonal health changes dramatically as testosterone levels are depleted and oestrogen levels rise. This is known as Andropause. When these hormonal changes are also compounded with the blood sugar fluctuations of type 2 diabetes, some unusual patterns of mood and emotions can manifest in older men. (Type 2 Diabetes, Andropause, Testosterone)

A1C - An Important Blood Test
The fasting blood sugar test (FBS), which is still the most commonly performed test for Diabetes, does not reflect the true picture of diabetic control over a long period of time. The glycated hemoglobin a1c test is a more accurate diabetes test to reflect overall blood sugar control. (A1C or aIc, blood sugar testing)

Battling A Sweet Tooth
Do you have a huge sweet tooth? Find out how you can ease your sugar cravings. (Diabetes Diet, Sugar Cravings, High Blood Sugar, Low Blood Sugar)
 
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blood glucose
the main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.

Dextrose, also called glucose (DECKS-trohss)
simple sugar found in blood that serves as the body's main source of energy.

glucose
one of the simplest forms of sugar.

sucralose
a sweetener made from sugar but with no calories and no nutritional value.

sucrose
a two-part sugar made of glucose and fructose. Known as table sugar or white sugar, it is found naturally in sugar cane and in beets.
 
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