Diabetes Health
Understanding How Sleep Effects Your Blood Sugar.
Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars. If you are not getting a full night’s sleep, this may lead to elevated blood sugars and worsen your diabetes control. The main job of insulin in the body is to remove sugar (glucose) out of your blood so that it can be used for energy and bodily functions. In people with diabetes, their bodies either do...
Understanding The Use of Fenugreek in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
The Use of Fenugreek in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Fenugreek (Trigonallafoenum-graecum) is an herbal product that has been used for many centuries as a spice in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia. The seeds and leaves of this herb also are used for medicinal purposes.  Studies have shown that fenugreek helps lower blood sugar and increases insulin activity while at the same time decreasing bad cholesterol. Fenugreek may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes...
Diabetes and Chocolate: A Sweet Combination
Diabetes and Chocolate: A Sweet Combination Many patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes live with the belief that “people with diabetes can’t eat chocolate” but is this true or just a myth? Managing blood sugar levels is important to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Being cautious of what you eat has become routine. Sweets such as chocolate can increase blood sugar levels so the natural thought is to simply avoid...
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