Basics of Carbohydrates & Food List

I know there’s a lot of fad diets that use carbohydrates as a dirty word or something that is wrong, but that’s not the case. Carbohydrates are a vital part of fueling your body to sustain the energy it needs to keep going throughout the day. Carbohydrates can be obvious food choices like bread, but … Continue reading Basics of Carbohydrates & Food List

Testing to Confirm Diabetes

There are a few different tests that would indicate someone has Diabetes Mellitus. Each of these tests are simple blood tests that are performed at home, at the doctor’s office, or at a lab facility. At Home Testing The test that is performed at home is when someone checks their blood sugar with a glucometer/glucose … Continue reading Testing to Confirm Diabetes

10 Steps to Checking your Blood Sugar

There is a device that you can get for home use to allow you to check your blood sugars at home, it’s called a glucometer. There are prescriptions that diabetics can get from their doctors to see if insurance will cover this device, or you can buy it over the counter which we will discuss … Continue reading 10 Steps to Checking your Blood Sugar

Diabetes Type 1 & 2 Basics

We discussed this a little bit in the previous post regarding high blood sugars, but what exactly is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes occurs when your pancreas releases too much or not enough insulin. Diabetes is put in two separate categories, type 1 and type 2. Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 is the more common type of … Continue reading Diabetes Type 1 & 2 Basics

Dangers of High Blood Sugar

There are several symptoms that may indicate that your blood sugar is too high. Your body will exhibit some of these when it's wanting you to pay attention, which include: Increased heart rate Headache Difficulty concentrating Frequent urination Blurred vision Trouble sleeping Fatigue and weakness Unintentional weight loss, especially quickly Nausea and/or vomiting Dizziness Increased … Continue reading Dangers of High Blood Sugar