How Food Affects Our Blood Sugar

jigsaw
By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-02-17 16:02:56 -0600
Started 2014-02-15 10:42:12 -0600

Many questions keep coming up concerning the control of blood sugar. One of the most important steps to good blood sugar management, is eating healthy nutritious, balanced meals. Simply restricting carbs in itself, will not work in the long run. The more you understand about eating a healthy balanced food plan, the better you will be able to manager your blood sugar.
Here is a link that you might find helpful:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/d...


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-02-17 08:10:01 -0600 Report

It is a generally accepted truth that even for the general public not all inputs into the body (food, drink, medications) affect everyone the same way. It is true for us People with Diabetes (PWDs) as well. For us it is important to know how various inputs affect our metabolism, because the outcome affects our health in so many ways. A while ago I wrote a discussion about a method to determine how foods and drinks affect us each personally. You can find it here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu... within the discussion you can access links fo nutritional info as to suggested serving sizes for various foods (and drinks, I believe) It also suggests a method for which one can determine which foods "play nice" with one's metabolism and which do not.

It may seem like a lot of work. It may seem like a lot of costly testing, and it is. But knowing what foods play nice with one's metabolism and which do not, I find it (in the words of the credit card commercial) "Priceless!"

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-02-16 05:57:12 -0600 Report

Thanks Jigsaw another great link everything I can learn is beneficial to me.
Stay safe Dee x

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-16 06:37:46 -0600 Report

I feel the same way about learning TopazDee! It's a never ending process, at least as long as I'm walking about.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-02-15 19:36:13 -0600 Report

excellent info there. prior to having my stroke last year I was just 'watching carbs'. surviving that stroke was a real wake up call and provided the motivation to really get healthy … getting down to ideal BMI, quitting smoking and getting cholesterol and BP in good control.
so much more to it than just counting carbs!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-16 06:33:35 -0600 Report

I'm sure your experience last year, and the motivation that that came fourth, will also influence others in a very positive way. Thanks for the encouraging and supportive words! That's something all of us can share, and benefit from.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-02-15 15:54:31 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing the link, and you're right that there's more to good health for people with diabetes than just carbohydrate. People with diabetes are at increased risk of heart disease, and eating a diet that will also help reduce risk of heart disease and stroke is important. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Diab... has more info. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-15 17:02:14 -0600 Report

Thanks for including the excellent link! It's a terrific addition. I hope many take the time to read them over,

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