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High Blood Sugar (hyperglycemia) In Diabetes

What is high blood sugar? High blood sugar means that the level of sugar in your blood is higher than recommended for you. If you don’t keep your blood sugar at a normal, healthy level most of the time, you will increase your risk of heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney problems, and loss of vision. The medical term for high blood sugar is hyperglycemia. Blood sugar is also called blood glucose. What is the cause? Blood sugar that stays high is the main problem of diabetes. Your body breaks down some of the foods you eat into sugar. Normally the hormone insulin moves this sugar into your cells, where your body uses it for energy. In diabetes the insulin is not moving the sugar into the cells, so it builds up in the bloodstream and starts to cause problems. Sometimes you may have high blood sugar even though you are taking diabetes medicine. This can happen for many reasons but it always means that your diabetes is not in good control. Some reasons why your sugar might go too high are: Skipping your diabetes medicine Not taking the right amount of diabetes medicine Taking certain medicines that increase your blood sugar or make your blood sugar medicines work less well T Continue reading >>

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  1. bettymachete

    Spaghetti Squash, the Pasta Alternative

    I know I have been posting a lot about food, it's my passion. I am a foodie at heart, that's all there is to it.. I wanted to share a little about what I know about a Winter Squash called the Spaghetti Squash. You may have seen these big yellow squashes in your grocery store. While they are winter squashes we are lucky enough to have the available all year long. They are truly simple to make just split in half, de-seed, salt and pepper a little EVOO to taste and bake. When it is ready you simply rake a fork along it's meat and it strings like spaghetti. What I love about it, is it's simplicity and the fact that I can add a traditional spaghetti sauce over it and have a lovely meal. This squash has only 10 grams of carbs in a 1 cup serving, while whole wheat pasta, has 39 grams of carbs which for anyone like me is a huge difference between high bgl and low. Enjoy!
    Read more: Nutrition Information for Spaghetti Squash | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5122548_nutrition-i...

  2. Unicorn_Lady

    I love all squash - except yellow summer squash. When I first started eating Spaghetti squash it was as a healthy alternative. For me, I found, it has to be soft to be done. NO al dente for me. Keep in mind it isn't supposed to, and does NOT taste like spaghetti.[anyone else having trouble typing spaghetti without mistakes?] When I first tasted it ~ there was this … instant… 'this doesn't taste like spaghetti!" It tastes like squash and it pulls apart similar to spaghetti strands. However, once you get past the unreasonable expectations, it tastes great with your usual spaghetti sauce. Also, I agree with bettymachete, spaghetti squash is great with just salt and pepper!
    * I DO NOT have sugar highs or feeling like I ate too much, well any of the things I normally feel when eating spaghetti - it is just healthy food. It is not a fofo food - most guys LOVE it.

  3. Unicorn_Lady

    I have tried many times unsuccessfully to "like" spaghetti squash, I cannot. I need to adjust my diet to whole wheat pasta and I cannot swallow that either. I would be willing to try recipes to prepare the vegetable differently, but I am in awe at those of you who prepare and enjoy the squash. I am a squash lover overall, it is that one I cannot eat. I even like butternut squash soup and I thought I'd never like it, but it is very satisfying and I am looking forward to their coming into season so I can make some from scratch and freeze some. Any recipes would be so welcome for the spaghetti squash dishes… Blessings on you all… Ms. Lizz

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