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Blood Sugar Testing
What is a good blood sugar range for a person with diabetes? How do you check your blood sugar? When should you check your blood sugar? What is your A1c test? Learn the answers to these and other important questions regarding blood sugar testing. (Normal blood sugar level and Diabetes Management)

Diabetes and Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathy can affect virtually every part of the body. Diabetic nerve damage eventually affects some 65 percent of people with diabetes. As with other diabetes complications, poor blood glucose control lies at the root of neuropathy. Symptoms and types of neuropathy. (Peripheral Neuropathy, Autonomic Neuropathy, Focal Neuropathy)

A Quick Primer on Sugar Alcohols
Sugar alcohol is neither a "sugar" nor an "alcohol." Sugar alcohols affect the blood glucose levels less dramatically than regular table sugar which is why some diet plans allow a certain amount of them. In most people, they quickly add up to too many carbs. (Diabetes Diet, Diabetic Nutrition, Low Carbohydrate Diet)

Glycemic Index: New Way to Count Carbs?
The latest news in diabetes diet planning is that even foods with the same carbohydrate content can trigger a wide difference in blood sugar levels. Diabetes researchers have developed a system for measuring  the glycemic index of foods. Healthy carbs are those with a low glycemic index.  This information takes the exchange diet to another level to help establish a diabetic food list that helps normalize blood sugar.

Diabetic Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Don't ignore high blood sugar. All the long-term complications of diabetes (diabeties) are believed to result from prolonged periods of high blood sugar or poor control of blood sugar levels. Diabetes information from Dr. Richard Bernstein's book on new approaches to diabetes treatment. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetes symptoms of high blood sugar may include confusion, headache,tingling to the fingers or tongue, buzzing in the ears, elevated pulse, unusual hunger and trembling hands.

Curb Sugar Cravings
Hunger suddenly strikes. You need food, and you need it now. You rummage for that long-lost candy bar buried somewhere in your desk - anything to get a sugar fix. That rapid rise in blood glucose, along with the attendant release of the "feel-good" hormone serotonin, may make you feel better temporarily, but when your glucose levels soon nose-dive, you'll return to your low-serotonin state - a prime candidate for yet more sugar cravings.

Using Herbs to Manage High Blood Sugar
Sustainable blood sugar control is critical to a diabetic patient’s health over time. Often, as a diabetic patient ages, insulin-reducing medications begin to lose their effectiveness. Treatment with herbs, along with carefully controlled nutrition and daily exercise, can help diabetic patients keep blood sugar levels under control over the long term. (Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Pterocarpus marsupium, High Blood Sugar)

A1C - An Important Blood Test
The fasting blood sugar test (FBS), which is still the most commonly performed test for Diabetes, does not reflect the true picture of diabetic control over a long period of time. The glycated hemoglobin a1c test is a more accurate diabetes test to reflect overall blood sugar control. (A1C or aIc, blood sugar testing)

Sustained High Blood Glucose May Damage Brain's Key Memory Center
An inability to quickly bring down high levels of sugar in the blood is associated with poor memory and may help explain some of the memory loss that occurs as we age, according to a new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers. The study raises the possibility that exercise and weight loss, which help control blood sugar levels, may be able to reverse some of the memory loss that accompanies aging. (Diabetes Research and High Blood Sugar)

Study Links High Blood Sugar And Cancer Risk
A large European study has found that people with high blood sugar levels are at an increased risk of developing cancer, even when they do not have overt signs of diabetes. This study adds to evidence that abnormal sugar metabolism (which usually includes insulin resistance, high sugar levels and high insulin levels) can be cancer-promoting. (Cancer, High Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance, Diabetic Complications)

Cinnamon
Cinnamon appears to fight inflammation and help insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. (Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes Research)

Pterocarpus
Pterocarpus is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds that are reported to have blood sugar lowering effects in laboratory studies. (Diabetes Nutrition)

Mastering Your Diabetes (Before Diabetes Masters You)
If you have numbness in your feet, is there any point to controlling blood sugars? (Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Complications)

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Extra Help Taming Diabetes
Researchers have discovered that the potent antioxidant, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, may be an effective treatment for a common complication of diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy, which develops when high blood sugar levels damage delicate nerve endings. It may also help control blood sugar in diabetics, possibly by lowering insulin levels and increasing the transport of sugar into cells. (Diabetic Nutrition, Diabetic Product, Diabetic Neuropathy)

Diabetic Complications
Persistently high blood sugar levels can lead to long-term complications such as accelerated development of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and foot problems. Diabetes education on how to recognize signs and symptoms. Details diabetes symptoms of eye problems, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and foot ailments.
 
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blood glucose
the main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.

brittle diabetes
a term used when a person's blood glucose level moves often from low to high and from high to low.

Dextrose, also called glucose (DECKS-trohss)
simple sugar found in blood that serves as the body's main source of energy.

glucose
one of the simplest forms of sugar.

sucralose
a sweetener made from sugar but with no calories and no nutritional value.
 
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