Category Archives: Diabetes Awareness

December 03

Recipes from Diabetic-Friendly Food Week

Heartfelt thanks to all who participated in my Diabetic-Friendly Food Week by sending in their tasty diabetic-friendly recipes! You guys are awesome!  . November 22 – 30, 2013  As part of Diabetes Awareness Month it was your turn to share a diabetic-friendly recipe (or more!) with everyone else and spread the joy of healthy, tasty food! . […]

November 22

Cooking for Diabetic Guests

OK, you know the theory behind the diabetic diet and eating healthy. So, what do you do when you have a diabetic guest coming over? Here are some quick and easy tips for Cooking for Diabetic Guests! . What to Cook? Make at least one dish with vegetables. It could be the main dish, a […]

November 20

Diabetic Diet – Demystified

We’re going to demystify the diabetic diet. So, we’ll be looking at eating healthy in general because, guess what, the diabetic diet is suitable for everyone in the family (unless you have other health or dietary problems). Let’s start with a really stupid question, why do we eat? We eat for nourishment and energy. Sometimes […]

November 14

World Diabetes Day Challenge!

. It’s World Diabetes Day! And here’s a challenge for you today! The Challenge Survive 24 hours without eating anything sweet!  For one day, avoid the following sweet things! Sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, rice syrup, coconut palm sugar etc Dried fruits (dates, figs, raisins, apricots etc) High sugar fruits (banana, mango, grapes etc) Fruit juice, […]

November 11

Diabetes: Minimise Your Risk!

  Before we look at how to minimise your risk to Type 2 Diabetes, let’s understand what factors are likely to put you at risk in the first place. Risk Factors Family history Lack of exercise Unhealthy Eating Obesity This means that if your parents or grandparents are diabetic (Type 2), then you are risk, […]

November 05

Diabetes: Busting the Myths

. It’s time to look at some of the common misconceptions that people have about diabetes. And then, bust those myths! ____________________________________________________________ Diabetics do not suffer any serious consequences of having high blood sugar levels. . Reality: High blood sugar levels could lead to serious health problems affecting the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and feet. […]

November 03

Diabetes: Warning Signs

Everyone, I need your help with this! It’s time to spread awareness of the four warning signs that could mean that a person has diabetes. And here they are: Easy to remember, right? While both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics may show the above four symptoms, people with Type 2 diabetes could also experience […]

November 01

Diabetes: What is it?

To understand what diabetes is, let us take a quick detour… How do the cells in our body get energy? Our body breaks down the carbohydrate component in our food into glucose. This glucose is sent through the blood stream to the various cells in the body to be burned for use as energy. It’s […]

October 31

Diabetes Awareness Month

Dear readers, This November, Sugarfree Sweetheart will be joining in the worldwide efforts to raise awareness about Diabetes. I urge everyone to participate with your questions, comments, shares, and of course, your contributions for Diabetic-Friendly Food Week, scheduled for the fourth week of November! Hey, did you know? The 14th of November is celebrated as […]

October 28

Dessert Entry Permits !

Whether you are a diabetic, or watching your weight, or just concerned about the quantities of sugar or processed flour you consume, you can use the Dessert Entry Permit concept to help you decide when to indulge. Desserts: All of them clamour to be let in. All of them will parade past you at different points […]