Diabetes Diet
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...
Learning About Diabetic Gastroparesis
Learning About Diabetic Gastroparesis Gastric emptying refers to your body’s ability to move food from your stomach to your small intestines. This process includes relaxation to accommodate food, contractions to aid in the movement of larger food particles and relaxation to allow food to exit the stomach. Long standing uncontrolled diabetes mellitus can impair this process. Over time, high blood sugar levels can have damaging effects on the nerves in our body, which includes the...
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