Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar

Diabetes management requires awareness. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall — and how to control these day-to-day factors.   Keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging. That’s because many things make your blood sugar levels change, sometimes unexpectedly. Following are some factors that[…]

Diabetes-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Summer Party Foods

This summer, you can make most any meal diabetes-friendly — fast. It may be as easy as portion control, or as simple as getting more whole grains. Here’s how you can help keep blood sugar stable and enjoy yourself, too.   Summer’s all about parties. This year, you can make most any meal diabetes-friendly – fast. It[…]

Insulin and Insulin Resistance

Insulin is an important hormone that controls many bodily processes.  However, problems with this hormone are at the heart of many modern health conditions.  Insulin resistance, in which your cells stop responding to insulin, is incredibly common. In fact, over 32.2% of the U.S. population may have this condition.  Depending on the diagnostic criteria, this[…]