Signs of High Blood Sugar

Many people never worry about having high blood sugar when they have not been diagnosed¬† with diabetes. However, it is important to know the signs of high blood sugar as often, the first indication you might be diabetic is that you might have a heart attack or stroke. Would it surprise you to know that…

Carb Addiction and Insulin Resistance

If you are one who raids the refrigerator for sweet treats in the middle of the night you may be well on your way to a carb addiction and insulin resistance – if you are not already there. If you are carb addicted, you cannot change your body’s predisposition to release too much insulin. You…

Metabolic Syndrome, The Hard Truth

As the years of our lives pass, it gets easier and easier to become a little over-weight, obese, or even morbidly obese. It may seem that just a few short years ago you were the high school star athlete or cheer leader. You were in top physical condition and a fine specimen to look at….

Genetics and Habits in Obesity

photo from pexels-andrea-piacquadio-3768146 Cause or Curse? I first heard the phrase, “Generational Curse” about 20 years ago and had absolutely no idea about what it was supposed to be. Turns out that there were people around me who believed that bad traits passed from one generation to another by some mystical means other than just…

Fiber and Carbs, Make the Connection

Fiber and Carbs are important components of healthy nutrition. Yet many people have a total lack of understanding of their importance to our health. Accordingly, when it comes to nutrition, it seems carbohydrates are the least understood macronutrient.¬† There are simple and complex carbs which also include fiber and starches. Exactly what is the difference…

Obesity and Insulin

We are often asked the question by people professing to want to lose weight how they can best go about it. It seems at times, that most are looking for some type of hack, or gimmick, which comes as no surprise when it appears that weight loss hacks and gimmicks are more prevalent than legitimate…

Keep Yourself In Balance

As so many are now days, there is a strong possibility that you are addicted to carbohydrates. You may or may not even know this, but either way, there are a few things you really need to understand about your blood sugar levels and how it can be directly affected by the kinds of food…

Why Gamble with Diabetes?

Are you a gambler? Do you love the thrill of placing a Vegas bet on the craps or card tables? How much are you willing to gamble at a time? Would you be willing to bet your home on a sure bet? Or are you more of a small time gambler who see’s no harm…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Type 2 diabetes is a damn serious condition, yet it is not uncommon to encounter people who have it which act as if it is of no true concern to them. At least in the moment that is. It is astounding to see how for some, the prospect of a high carb meal far outweighs…

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Sad But True I will never forget one specific day in nursing school. I was assisting with a woman in labor and the fetal heart rate kept climbing. I went to the Charge Nurse repeatedly to report my findings and she said “Okay.” as she sat quietly and read a magazine. Although I continually prodded…