Whatever you’re feeling about your disease, it’s a good idea to share it. Being in touch with your feelings and talking openly about them with your doctor, diabetes educator, family, and friends can be very helpful.
The fats found in fish, olive oil, nuts, avocados, and other foods can boost your HDL (“good”) cholesterol, which helps clear bad cholesterol out of the blood.
Low glycemic index foods include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In general, the more fiber in a food, the lower the glycemic index.
If you’ve been to an Italian restaurant recently, you know that you can expect far more than a tennis ball’s worth of pasta with your marinara sauce.
Some foods — including cereals, pastas, and grains — can be low in sugar but fairly high in carbohydrates, and too many carbohydrates can quickly raise your blood sugar.
Recognizing the warning signs can help you avoid an emergency, but only if you’re prepared.
Patients who have a caring network of family and friends are much more likely to take control of their diabetes, according to experts. Caring, however, doesn’t always mean knowing what to do.
The American Diabetes Association recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise
If you’re having trouble finding the support at home, see if you can find other diabetes patients who can exercise with you and share their support.
Carbohydrate choices with a low glycemic load — those that raise blood sugar the least — include beans, non-starchy vegetables, bran cereal, and most kinds of fruit.