Sadly, it's only going to get worse. Thirty million adults and children are diagnosed with diabetes. About 86 million people >20 years of age have prediabetes and may not even know it. Check out the latest 2017 diabetes stats here.
This high blood sugar and diabetes, not only puts us at risk for more serious health issues like heart and kidney disease -- it puts a strain on our wallets and on this country's healthcare system.
New medications continue to be developed to help control blood sugar.
However, to get the biggest bang for your buck from these meds, we MUST make a change in what we eat and drink. Because carbohydrates have the biggest impact on blood sugar we gotta understand consuming lots of unhealthy carbs wreaks havoc!
In this series I will introduce my 3 top hacks to lower blood sugar. I will introduce a flexible nutrition template guaranteed to make meal planning a snap -- no sweat!
By the way, these hacks are good for all (with diabetes or not). They are listed in order of importance.
Stop drinking sugar beverages.
"No sugar added" juices
Sweetened iced tea
Vitamin - mineral drinks
Coffee drinks like lattes
Other beverages sweetened with sugar, honey, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup