Diabetes Food Blood Sugar
  • Menus
  •  
  • Recipes
  •  
  • Grocery Lists
  •  Diabetic Control Blood Sugar Food Tips 
    My sugar levels are down & I've lost about 40 pounds so far
        
      Toll Free: 1-877-990-3926
    Thursday    
    4/17/2014    
    Diabetic Control Food
     Home
     Sign-Up
     GlucoMenu®
     Questions
     Testimonials
     Contact Us
     About
     
     Members:
     Login
     
     Tools:
     Food Picker®
     New Research
     Free Profile
     Support Group
     Links
     Education
     GlucoMenu: Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar
    Diabetes Food Tips to Control Blood Sugar

    Can you give me some food tips to help control my blood sugar and diabetes?

    There is a direct correlation between blood sugar and what you eat.  Controlling blood sugar can delay or prevent diabetes complications.

    Consider these diabetes tips when choosing foods to control blood sugar:

    What, when, and how much you eat affects your blood sugar...
    • What - Foods high in simple sugars (candy, soda, juice, etc.) can increase your blood sugar levels.  As whole foods become more processed (juiced, pureed, mashed), blood sugar increases quicker as well.  Each day, choose a variety of foods including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low fat dairy, and lean meat & meat substitutes.  Limit fats and sweets.
    • When - The timing of eating a meal is very important for controlling blood sugar.  Eat around the same time each day and do not skip meals or snacks. Why?  The goal is to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level throughout the day.  When you eat a large dinner on one day and a small dinner the next, blood sugar can fluctuate.   Taking medication and exercising should also be conducted at around the same time each day.
    • How much -   How much you eat depends on your gender (women generally require less calories than men), activity level (physical activity can increase your calorie needs), and whether you are overweight.  If you need to lose weight, you will want to eat less calories to support weight loss.
    Why should you control your blood sugar?

    Controlling blood sugar can delay or prevent diabetes complications.  In a recent study, for each percentage point reduction in A1c (for example 8% to 7%), there was a 35% decrease in risk for microvascular complications.  Microvascular complications are those occurring in small blood vessels such as the nerves, eyes, and kidneys.  Findings are from The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study, UKPDS.  This is the largest study on type 2 diabetes completed to date.

    What is an A1c test?

    An A1c test is a blood test evaluating average blood sugar control over the past 2-3 months.  This is an important test that you should consult your doctor about.  The American Diabetes Association recommends an A1c of 7% or less to help avoid diabetes complications such as retinopathy (eye damage), nephropathy (kidney damage), and neuropathy (nerve damage).  The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (endocrinologists are medical doctors specializing in disorders including diabetes) recommend an A1c of 6.5% or less to minimize complications.

    Summary

    The good news is that people can take control of their diabetes by eating right, exercising on a regular basis, and testing blood sugar.

    Better control starts with you!

    Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
    GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director

     
       
    Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Previous E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)

    A1c:  What should my A1c level be?

    Acai Berry:  Is all the hype over acai berry for real, is it worth the high cost?

    Alcohol:  Can I have wine with dinner?

    Apple:  How many sugars are in an apple?

    Caffeine:  Does caffeine have any effect on blood sugar either good or bad?

    Carbohydrate:  Carbohydrate or calories?

    Carbohydrate Choices:  What are Carbohydrate Choices?

    Chromium:  Should I be taking Chromium?

    Diabetes:  Can you reverse diabetes?

    Diabetes:  Can you reverse pre-diabetes?

    Diabetes:  How do I change my diabetes profile on the website?

    Diabetes:  Newly diagnosed... Where do I start?

    Dining Out:  We eat out a lot.  Could you give us some suggestions for Japanese and Chinese?

    Dreamfields Pasta:  How does Dreamfields pasta count carbohydrates?

    Exercise:  When should I exercise?

    Fiber:  Which items are the best for fiber?

    Flax:  Should I add ground flax seed to my meal plan?

    Food Exchanges:  Can you explain food exchanges?

    Frozen Shoulder:  Do my symptoms sound like frozen shoulder?

    Fruit:  What is the difference between canned and fresh fruits?

    Fruit Juice:  What can I drink instead of water?

    Fruit Sugar:  Which fruits would be a better choice for me to eat?

    GlucoMenu:  In 9 months, I have lost 50 lbs and my wife has lost 43.  But more importantly...

    GlucoMenu:  Does GlucoMenu work for couples?

    GlucoMenu:  What is GlucoMenu?

    GlucoMenu:  I'm trying to lose weight... What is the lowest calorie level?

    GlucoMenu:  Menus for every season?

    Glucose Test:  My glucose tolerance test was at 105 - how high/low is that compared to acceptable levels?

    Gluten:  Should I be eating gluten free products?

    HFCS:  What's all the hype with High Fructose Corn Syrup?

    High Blood Pressure:  What should I order when eating out to limit sodium?

    High Blood Sugar:  My blood sugar levels have been running between 475 to 575.

    High Blood Sugar:  Tired after lunch.  Any suggestions?

    High Cholesterol:  In addition to having diabetes I have high cholesterol.  What can I order?

    Hunger:  What do you advise when I find myself, always, hungry and most of the time ravenous?

    Iron:  My iron is low.  What foods do you suggest?

    Margarine or Butter:  Why unhealthy margarine instead of butter?

    Medications:  Can you give me some basic information on the medication Metformin?

    Menus:  I need 8 weeks of diabetic menus.  Can you help me with this?

    Nutrition Facts:  What is "other carbohydrate" and why aren't they included in the total carbohydrate count?

    Nuts:  What kind of nuts should I buy?

    Olean:  Where I can buy Olean and what brands of food have it?

    Pre-Diabetes:  I'm concerned & depressed about Pre-Diabetes... Any advice?

    Pre-Diabetes:  What are Pre-Diabetes lifestyle changes?

    Pre-Diabetes:  Newly diagnosed w/ Pre-Diabetes... Where do I start?

    Pre-Diabetes:  Do people with Pre-Diabetes have the same symptoms as those with Type 1 and Type 2?

    Pre-Diabetes:  Trying to lose weight, but now gaining... Suggestions?

    Snack Bars:  What snack bars do you suggest I use?

    Snacking:  How do I avoid overeating when I'm bored?

    Sodium:  Does low sodium mean high in potassium?

    Stevia:  Are Stevia sweeteners safe for someone who has diabetes?

    Sugar Alcohol:  What is the difference between sugar and sugar alcohols?

    Tomatoes:  Will tomatoes cause an increase in blood sugar levels?

    Type 2:  What should I do if I've just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?

    Vinegar:  Do you have any info on taking vinegar tablets or liquid to reduce blood sugar?

    Weight Loss:  Do you think I'm losing weight too fast?

    Weight Loss:  How do I lose weight?

    FREE Diabetes Profile


     
     
     
     


    FREE:
    American Diabetes Association magazine subscription when you join GlucoMenu®
     
     


    FREE:
    American Diabetes Association magazine subscription when you join GlucoMenu®
     
     


    FREE:
    American Diabetes Association magazine subscription when you join GlucoMenu®
     
     


    FREE:
    American Diabetes Association magazine subscription when you join GlucoMenu®


     
     
     
     
     

    Home | Sign-Up | GlucoMenu® | Questions | Feedback | Contact Us | Our Story
    Food Picker | Pre-Diabetes | Type 1 | Type 2 | Prediabetes Menus
    Support Group | New Research | Diabetic Newsletter
    [ GlucoMenu Terms of Use ]  [ Site Index ]
    Copyright ©2014 GlucoMenu®
    www.GlucoMenu.com