Nutrients can be broadly classified as Macronutrients and Micronutrients. Macronutrients are the major nutrients needed in larger quantities which include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water. Macronutrients (except water) are also called energy-providing nutrients. The unit of measurement of energy is calories or joules. Energy is essential for the body to grow, repair, for all the […]

When it comes to sugar, it’s all in how it’s packaged. Sugar-containing foods in their natural form, whole fruit, for example, tend to be highly nutritious—nutrient-dense, high in fiber, and low in glycemic load. Refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large quantities is undesirable for diabetics and for obese individuals. Non-caloric and sweeteners are available as […]

The secret to reading a food label is knowing what to look for. If you understand the label lingo, it’s not so difficult to make the healthiest purchases. The most reliable information on the packet can be found on the nutritional facts panel and the ingredient list. Step 1: Start with the Serving Size Look […]

Who is at a risk for Diabetes Complications?   Those who: Have poor blood glucose control Are physically inactive Are overweight Have high levels of blood cholesterol Smokers Have high blood pressure   Complications of Diabetes can be broadly classified as: Acute Complications: The onset is sudden, and are usually reversible. Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar. […]

Blood glucose level information is a key element for successful diabetes management. It enables the doctors and diabetic patients to make medically relevant decisions on the treatment given and assess the responses to the treatment. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is important: To understand the blood sugar control To see the effects of lifestyle modification […]

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Foods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with pure sugar (Glucose)A given a value of 100. The lower a food’s glycemic index, the slower blood sugar rises after eating that food. The […]