When you have diabetes, keeping your blood sugar in a healthy range is not only essential in keeping your diabetes under control, but it can help you feel your best. The easiest way to control your blood sugar is to watch your carbohydrate intake. This is because any carbohydrate food you eat (e.g., milk, fruit, bread, and pasta) is immediately digested into glucose (sugar), which causes your blood sugar level to increase.
In this post, I will discuss one of the more “advanced” methods of meal planning: the Carbohydrate Counting method. An easier (albeit less precise) method is the Create Your Plate method, so be sure to check out that post as well if you haven’t yet, along with the rest of the posts in the Diabetes Series!
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If you have been following this blog, you may recall that I have a new book out focused on the self-management of chronic conditions titled Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart.
While the book is sold on Amazon, I wanted to ensure that the book would be available at a more accessible price for those within this WordPress community that I value so much.
Therefore, for anybody who may be interested in obtaining a copy for themselves or for a loved one living with chronic conditions, I am making Being Empowered available directly through this blog for $8 USD (plus $2 shipping).
If you would like to obtain one at this price, please use the link below (links on other pages will yield a different price):
Wishing you all good health this holiday season,
Holidays should be times of fun and enjoyment. For most people, these special days—whether it’s Christmas, Independence Day, or Thanksgiving—can seem like a perfect time to let go in order to indulge in rich foods and alcoholic drinks. But did you know that this can be harmful to your health…and possibly even life-threatening? In this post, I will discuss why and provide an overview on what you can do during these times to maintain your best health and prevent holiday illness, so that you can spend your day focusing on enjoying the occasion.
Continue reading “Staying Healthy During the Holidays”