Tag: blood sugar levels

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar. Low-glycemic foods also can reduce your risk for depression.

The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.[1] Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,

How Do You Get Diabetes?

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.

To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand what

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

What can diabetics eat? That’s a natural question that people with diabetes may ask their doctors. With so many choices available to you, it’s only natural to wonder about which foods to avoid with diabetes. But a diabetes diet isn’t only about which, if any, types of foods are off

Diabetic Shock: The 4 Types to Watch Out For

Diabetic Shock: The 4 Types to Watch Out For

Diabetic shock emergencies occur either when your blood glucose level becomes dangerously low (hypoglycemia) or when it becomes dangerously high (hyperglycemia).
Hypoglycemia
Hypolgycemia, or low blood glucose, can occur in diabetics for a variety of reasons. It can be the result of simply having skipped a meal or having exercised too much

6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You’re doing all the right things to improve your lipid profile. You’ve shed some extra pounds. You’re eating a heart-healthy diet. You’re exercising every day. Nevertheless, your doctor says your cholesterol still isn’t quite where it should be, and your odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke are still

3. Know Your Cardiovascular Risk

You’ve taken pretty good care of yourself. You eat right, don’t smoke, and stay pretty active. You have no apparent signs of heart trouble, so you figure you’re at pretty low risk for a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. Regardless of whether or not you’re doing all the

1. The Basics of Cholesterol

“My doctor says my cholesterol is through the roof. I really have to do something about my cholesterol.”
Naturally, the term “cholesterol” has negative connotations. It’s understandable, given cholesterol’s villainous role in the cardiovascular health story.
But just as every good tale needs a villain, and just as most memorable villains have

Seizures: Causes, Triggers, and Treatments

Seizures: Causes, Triggers, and Treatments

A seizure is one of those scary things that most of us don’t really know much about. But if you or a loved one have seizures or are epileptic, you can work with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and choose the best treatment.
What Is a Seizure?
In the simplest

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