Diabetes

Know about Diabetes

If you think diabetes is a single entity or disease, you are mistaken, because diabetes or diabetes mellitus is actually a group of metabolic disorders which all have a common symptom, i.e. hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level). There are at present four types of diabetes that are recognized, namely Type-I diabetes, Type-II diabetes, Gestational diabetes …

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Hidden Sugars

The average American eats about 156 pounds of sugar a year – at least double what health experts recommend. In fact, the less sugar we eat, the better. If you see any of the following ingredients listed on a food label, it’s considered an added sugar, regardless of its form. Beet sugar Brown sugar Cane …

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What is Glycemic Load?

Glycemic load (GL) is the number (usually called a unit) which is used for estimating, how much (quantity) food will raise blood glucose level in a person after consuming it. One unit of glycemic load is approximately equal to one gram of glucose, i.e. if a particular quantity of food has one unit of glycemic …

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Good and Bad Foods for Diabetes

Good diabetes food Diabetes patients must watch what they eat and what they should not eat or what they should eat in moderation. This article tries to educate diabetes patients about common food items (such as fruits, meat and other protein sources, dairy products, beverages, fats and oils etc.) we (non diabetics) eat and what …

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