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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...
Question, Will “Sugar Free” Foods Increase Your Blood Sugar Levels?
Will “sugar free” foods increase your blood sugar levels? Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are often cautious of what they eat. It is important for patients with diabetes to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Our favorite sweets often contain high sugar content. Therefore, they are encouraged to stay away from them or to only have them in moderation. Finding appropriate food choices can be quite difficult if you have diabetes. However,...
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