Compared to fats and protein, carbohydrates have the greatest impact on blood sugar (glucose). Except for dietary fiber, which is not digestible, carbohydrates are eventually broken down by the body into glucose. Carbohydrate types are either complex (as in starches) or simple (as in fruits and sugars).
One gram of carbohydrates provides 4 calories. The current general recommendation is that carbohydrates should provide between 45 - 65% of the daily caloric...Read more
I had a rather frightening experience recently. I wasn't scared at the time, but when I look back at it - I shiver. I developed Type 2... Read more »
The third day of the American Diabetes Association’s convention in the so-called Windy City blew me away in more ways than one. While... Read more »
It is spring here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Weather-wise, we have been switching daily between unseasonably warm and... Read more »
A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does not mean that you... Read more »