August 2012

Almost everyone is aware that the average American diet contains an overload of sugar!  For that reason, many Americans continue to turn to products that pack a sweet punch without all of the added calories.  Most are familiar with saccharine and aspartame, but are you familiar with stevia? Sweet and Calorie Free: What is Stevia? […]

The hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a powerful monitoring tool used by physicians to track your blood sugar over the course of 3 months.  This simple blood test is widely used for diagnosing diabetes and for monitoring average blood sugar levels.   For information about how the HbA1c test is used to diagnosis and monitor diabetes, click […]

Many diabetic patients are have abnormally high blood pressure readings.  High blood pressure is typically diagnosed when patients have two or more blood pressure readings that are greater than 140/90.  For diabetic patients, it is preferred to see blood pressure readings below 130/80.   When hypertension, of high blood pressure, is diagnosed many patients are asked […]

The symptoms of hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, are not always easy for the diabetic patient to spot! If you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, it is important that you are aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and what to do if these symptoms occur. What are the symptoms of […]

Most Americans do not obtain enough fiber in their diets. This is problematic because fiber is very beneficial for the body, especially for diabetics. Diabetics should work extra hard to increase their fiber intake because it can help them in many ways. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not able to be digested […]