Insulin to Carb Ratio

insulin to carb ratio

For patients with type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes who take rapid-acting insulin when eating, it is important to understand the insulin to carb ratio, which can be used in planning the diabetic’s meals.  It is relatively easy to do without having to worry about using math to calculate this ratio. When using […]

High Triglycerides Treatment

high triglycerides treatment

Triglycerides are one of several types of fats found in the body.  Triglycerides can be sued by the body for cellular energy.  Your body needs some triglycerides in the system in order to have normal health; however, high triglycerides can increase the rate of heart disease in susceptible patients and may indicate that the diabetic […]

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Tests

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Tests

Gestational diabetes is extremely common, occurring in 5-9 percent of pregnancies in the US.  It seems to be becoming more common in recent years.  Gestational diabetes is controversial.  Sources don’t seem to be able to agree on the guidelines for testing and treatment of the disorder. Recent research has indicated that, when the gestational diabetes […]

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine is a type of simple sugar but, unlike glucose and other simple sugars, it doesn’t seem to affect insulin sensitivity or blood glucose levels to the same degree as glucose does.  There has been some research to indicate that glucosamine worsened insulin resistance, resulting in an increase in blood glucose levels; however, later research […]

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