Insulin resistance and why we get sick with Prof. Ben Bikman — Diet Doctor Podcast

Type 2 Diabetes – What To Know About Exercise And Blood Sugar Control

If you want to optimize your rate of fat burning, there’s no question exercise will be making its way into the picture for you. While getting your nutrition down pat is definitely the most critical step to losing body fat, a good exercise program can help move your results along much faster. Everyone, especially Type 2 diabetics can benefit from exercise. Many of the health benefits of exercise are immediate and occur even if you don’t lose weight. This is especially true for the exercise induced changes that help fight Type 2 diabetes. Exercise actually acts similar to an insulin sensitizing drug to make your body’s cells more responsive to insulin and help them to remove glucose from your blood much more efficiently. Exercise will impact your blood sugar levels in different ways, so understanding how this comes about will help you know why your blood sugar has lowered or risen and how to handle it. Let’s look at a few key points to know…

Type 2 Diabetes – Do Sugar Cravings During Pregnancy Help to Cause Gestational Diabetes?

Those of us old enough to remember, might recall an episode of the old television show, “I Love Lucy,” filmed during Lucy’s pregnancy. She sends her husband Ricky all over town to find a papaya milkshake, which she eats with a pickle. Fortunately, bizarre food cravings during pregnancy are largely a myth, but genuine food cravings and the type of food eaten can make a difference for both mother and her unborn baby.

Type 2 Diabetes – Which Type of Protein Powder Is Right For You?

There are people, including those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, who need more protein in their eating plan and sometimes having a protein drink is easier for them to take than eating larger amounts of dietary protein. If you’ve been to purchase a protein powder, you’ve been met with what seems like an endless supply of options. You not only have more than twenty different brand names to choose from, but you also have options like “whey isolate,” “whey concentrate,” “casein,” “soy,” along with others to add to the mix. Which one is right for you – and when should you use each? Let’s walk you through the basics so you feel less overwhelmed next time you’re shopping…

Let’s Talk About Blood Sugar

What is high blood sugar all about and what are the dangers of it? Are there substances to help control high blood sugar?

Type 2 Diabetes – A Closer Look At Three Popular Sugar Replacements

As you go about your mission to control your Type 2 diabetes and begin cutting back on your sugar intake, you’ll come across a number of alternative products that are often used in place of pure glucose or sugar and are toted as having a minimal effect on blood sugar levels. Some are great options and will be safe for you to use, others, well you will want to think twice about those. Don’t let the fact it’s not pure sugar lead you to believe it’s fine to eat and will not affect your blood sugar levels or your body weight. Very often these replacements are just as bad, if not worse than regular sugar. Let’s look at three such examples so you know what to look out for…

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