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12 Powerfoods To Beat Diabetes

Can controlling your blood sugar and preventing diabetes complications be as simple as eating the right foods? Yes. Certain foods are packed with nutrients that stabilize blood sugar levels, protect your heart, and even save your vision from the damaging effects of diabetes. These 12 foods can give you an extra edge against diabetes and its complications. 1. Apples In a Finnish study, men who ate the most apples and other foods high in quercetin had 20 percent less diabetes and heart disease deaths. Other good sources of quercetin are onions, tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, and berries. 2. Cinnamon A study at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, found that if you use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily, it can make cells more sensitive to insulin. Therefore, the study says, the cells convert blood sugar to energy. After 40 days of taking various amount of cinnamon extract, diabetics experienced not only lower blood sugar spikes after eating, but major improvements in signs of heart health. And you can sprinkle cinnamon on just about anything. 3. Citrus Fruit Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies, so antioxi Continue reading >>

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  1. leana1967

    Low Blood Sugar And What Not To Eat OR Drink TO Brig It Back Up Fast

    I am looking for advise on this: my husband had a low sugar reading this am i let him have a tablespoon of peanut butter and a little of our tea with real sugar 68 within 15 minutes i had it up to 74 his normal target range is 80 to 150 and we live in an assisted living facility because of special needs. he was seen drinking the tea by the Staff , they stated he needs to be drinking water to get his sugar up not tea, and to keep from getting dehydrated I agree about the dehydration… but i'm upset because i have been raised around diabetics all my life ; and this is a first for me being told you drink water to bring sugar back up I told them no he could not have water because that would drop it down more, so am i doing wrong all my life i have been told peanut butter or any thing with sugar but I ave never heard that for raising sugar to lower sugar yes but to raise it whats right and what do we not need to eat or drink when your sugar is low ( now they have me concerned and confused ) please advise and or suggest

  2. Gabby

    Here is a great discussion on what you should do for a low. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discussions/general/16969-15-15-rule-do-you-know-it
    As many have said, water doesn't raise your levels. You are right, so trust what you know. If you want to raise it quick, just use about 15 grams of a fast acting carb like OJ or sugar or glucose tablets. Then once it's going up, you can add the peanut butter or some regular food items to help keep it up and stop the rapid rise.

  3. O'Karen

    I have a problem with my sugar level dropping because I forget to eat… I just don't feel hungry often. I will suck on a lifesaver mint or a hard candy and it will bring it up fine. My daughter complains, but it works for me!

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