Blood Tests for Diabetes: Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose Test

Also known as: the postprandial plasma glucose test; PPG. What is it? A blood test that measures the body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates …

Halloween Candy Carb Counts

Print this chart and stick it on your fridge if you want to budget some carbs while navigating the season of fun-size temptations.  

Blood Tests for Diabetes: Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Also known as: OGTT; 2-hour glucose tolerance test. What is it? A test that measures blood glucose levels before and 2 hours after you drink an …

25 Top Fiber Foods for Diabetes

When it comes to eating well with diabetes, fiber is the slam-dunk. Not only does it have a bunch of health benefits unto itself, it also reduces …

What Does Your A1C Number Really Mean?

We dFolk are bombarded with numbers, goals, and targets. We’re frequently told where we should be, but not how high our risk is when we can’t …

What Is Carb Counting?

Carbohydrate counting is a method of meal planning that involves calculating the amount of carbs you eat at each meal and snack. Keeping track of …

Is it Epilepsy or a Low Blood Sugar Seizure?

A seizure is a symptom of a brain problem that occurs because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There are many types of seizures …

14 Simple Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Achieving your goal weight can be tough. While weight tends to come off fairly rapidly at first, at some point it seems as though your weight won’t …

The dLife Healthy Eating Plate (Downloadable Image)

A plate is an easy, visual cue to show what foods you should eat and in what proportions. Many organizations, including the U.S. government, have …

Healthy Eating Plate for Diabetes

  With the array of colorful plates, food pyramids, and conflicting dietary prescriptions out there, figuring out the best way to eat for your …