My Diabetes Blog

I have been diagnosed of diabetes since 2004. It was a nightmare and it took some time for me to accept it. I have been putting forward some information in this site in the past few years hoping that it might help other diabetics. I am thinking... why don't I start a blog as "a friend of daibetes".

Feb 03, 2017

Bitter Melon and Diabetes

At least three different groups of constituents in bitter melon have been reported to have blood-sugar lowering actions of potential benefit in diabetes mellitus.

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Feb 03, 2017

Apple and Diabetes

Apple a day keeps diabetes away?

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May 13, 2014

Is Honey Good for Diabetes

Honey – Is it a Good for Diabetes?

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May 06, 2014

Type 2 Diabetes - About Me

I was first diagnosed type 2 diabetes in 2004!

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Feb 12, 2014

Kiwifruit and Diabetes

Kiwifruit has a moderate to low glycemic Index of 52, per 120 gram serving. This means it does not rapidly raise blood glucose levels.

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Oct 09, 2012

Nutrition for Diabetes

My Diabetes Journal

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Oct 07, 2012

About Diabetes

More About Diabetes

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Sep 25, 2012

Weight Control for Type 2 Diabetes

Weight control is important for type 2 diabetes. Even modest weight loss can reduce the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.

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Sep 25, 2012

Vegetables

When it comes to vegetables, people with diabetes, should eat at least three servings a day.

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Sep 25, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body cannot produce sufficient insulin.

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Sep 25, 2012

Type 1 Diabetes

. Type 1 diabetes is when the body cannot produce insulin at all.

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Sep 25, 2012

Artificial Sweeteners

A study confirmed that people who consumed artificial sweeteners weighed less over time than those who ate similar types and amounts of drinks and food containing sugar.

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Sep 25, 2012

Protein

It is recommended by many experts that protein should provide 12% to 20% of daily calories.

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Sep 25, 2012

Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a condition with blood sugar higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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Sep 25, 2012

Magnesium and Diabetes

Magnesium plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It may influence the release and activity of insulin, especially for type 2 diabetes.

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Sep 25, 2012

Herbs and Diabetes

Many herbs and vitamins have shown some promise for diabetes, but the scientific evidence for their safety and efficacy is too uncertain for experts to make recommendations about most of them.

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Sep 25, 2012

Gymnema and Diabetes

The leaves of gymnema, when chewed, interfere with the ability to taste sweetness, which explains the Hindi name gurmar—“destroyer of sugar.”

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Sep 25, 2012

Glucomannan and Diabetes

It has been found that after-meal blood sugar levels are lower in people with diabetes given glucomannan in their food.

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Sep 25, 2012

Gestational Diabetes

Women with high blood sugar level during pregnancy but have never had diabetes before are said to have gestational diabetes.

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Sep 25, 2012

Fruit and Diabetes

Fruit generally has a greater level of fructose that does not require insulin for absorption.

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Sep 25, 2012

Food and Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, having diabetes doesn't mean that you have to start eating special food or follow a complicated diabetes diet plan.

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Sep 25, 2012

Fenugreek and Diabetes

It have found that fenugreek helps improve blood sugar control in patients with insulin-dependent (type 1) and non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes.

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Sep 25, 2012

Fat

Unless there is a medical need, there is not much benefit going below 20% of calories as fat. For most people, 25-30% of such calories is a very good goal.

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Sep 25, 2012

My Diabetes Blog

It was a nightmare when I was first diagnosed of diabetes. It took some time for me to accept it and live with what it is.

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Sep 25, 2012

Diabetes Symptoms

People with diabetes should learn more about diabetes symptoms and understand who are at risk of diabetes.

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Supplements

Most people with a balanced diet can usually obtain all the nutrients they require from their normal diet. Diabetes supplements are often taken by patients because of the diabetes diets.

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Nutrition

Balanced diabetes nutrition is important for people with diabetes. What we eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in our blood. Therefore correct choices of food can help you control your blo

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Meal Planning

People with diabetes should have a diabetes meal planning because food intake affects blood sugar directly.

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Exchange Lists

The major objective of diabetes exchange lists is to maintain a balance between carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Disclaimer

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diabetes or any disease.

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Diet

What is a diabetes diet? Does a diabetic really need a diabetes diet? How can a healthy diet help a diabetic?

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Sep 24, 2012

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is a lifetime disease and poor control may lead to serious diabetes complications. It is important to keep extra good care of yourself if you have diabetes.

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Sep 24, 2012

Cinnamon and Diabetes

A study found that extracts of cinnamon increase insulin activity several-fold, which leads to improvement of diabetes

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Sep 24, 2012

Chromium and Diabetes

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

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Sep 24, 2012

Cayenne and Diabetes

The potent, hot fruit of cayenne has been used as medicine for centuries. It was considered helpful by herbalists for various conditions.

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Sep 24, 2012

Carbohydrates

There are 2 types of carbohydrates, complex as in starch or simple as in fruits and sugar. They have greater effect on blood sugar compared with fats and protein.

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Sep 24, 2012

Bilberry and Diabetes

The dried berries and leaves of bilberry have been recommended for a wide variety of conditions, including scurvy, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and diabetes.

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Sep 23, 2012

Asian Ginseng and Diabetes

It has been found that 200 mg of asian ginseng per day improved blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Sep 23, 2012

American Ginseng and Diabetes

Many Native American tribes used American ginseng. Medicinal applications ranged from digestive disorders to sexual problems.

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