Do you find your blood sugar levels are high on arising each morning?  This post contains tips on how to reduce early   morning blood sugar levels. A recent article in eglobal contains tips on combatting this issue and is our source for this post. Excerpts from this article are included below.

Blood sugar levels are high first thing in the morning because as morning approaches our body starts releasing energizing hormones to rev us up for the day. These antagonize the action of insulin and stimulate the liver to produce more glucose, even if the glucose level in the blood is already abnormally high. Will eating make it rise even higher? The answer is probably, but because breakfast is the most important meal of the day for weight loss and nutritional benefits we must find alternative measures to fight against this phenomenon known as the dawn phenomenon.

Here are a few tips to lower morning blood sugar levels

1. Start checking your blood sugar levels earlier in the morning 6:30 -7:00am.

2. Try controlling the morning spikes by being proactive and trying different things the night before. Try eating a little less food in the evening or maybe even try a little exercise before you go to bed.
3. If you are currently taking insulin you may need an early morning dose with food to keep your rising blood sugar levels under control.
Remember if you are currently taking insulin, you need to make sure that your doctor monitors your changes – at least until you have your eating, exercise and stress management on the right path. It is time to take action regarding your health.

Source  eGlobal Natural Health 2/19/17 email message.

The key message here is that one should not skip breakfast as a method of reducing early morning blood sugar levels.  You are in charge.  Take control. Try out the free diabetic recipe above.  Click image or CLICK HERE to download recipe.

Theresa Newell


This post shares data which for many may contain a secret to natural control of Diabetes 2. I recently ran across a report on the benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) from eGlobal Natural Health. Highlights of this report are shared below.

“Today we would like you to remember three simple letters: ALA
Those three simple letters could very well unlock the doors to successfully treating your diabetes or painful neuropathy.
Today we want to share the information we have concerning the natural antioxidant known as Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and how it can help you to reinvent your health.

Alpha Lipoic Acid benefits people suffering from high blood sugar, diabetes, and neuropathy by helping to :

convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy – thus lowering your blood sugar levels.
prevent cell damage throughout the body caused by high glucose levels.
use insulin more effectively by allowing more glucose to be absorbed into the cells.
attack free radicals that cause damage to the cells in the body.
rid the body of harmful substances from the environment.
protect our liver from toxins.

Don’t take our word for it, look at the facts!
If you are wondering how we know all this to be true, the following scientific studies were done to prove the benefits of ALA.
For well over 30 years physicians in Germany have been clinically and successfully treating pre-diabetics, diabetics, and sufferers of neuropathy with ALA. Studies worldwide have shown ALA’s ability to normalize glucose uptake and utilization.
In one study, ALA was even shown to prevent diabetes in 70% of the animals tested.
In another study, Type II diabetics were given 500mg of ALA daily and in 10 days saw a 30% increase in insulin stimulated glucose disposal.
Nerve damage or neuropathy affects over 50% of diabetics and is one of its most damaging complications. A study published in ‘Diabetes Care’ has shown that supplementing with ALA can partly restore diabetic nerve function after only four months of high-dose oral treatment.
What most people are led to believe is that they must accept their current condition and somehow “live” with diabetes and its painful side effects.
However, we are here to tell you that pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and neuropathy can be prevented, treated and reversed. There are literally dozens of natural, safe, and effective remedies that are “squashed” or swept under the table by “traditional” medical practitioners in favor of potentially harmful prescription drugs.
The benefits we have listed above as well as the 30+ year successful track record is why we included Alpha Lipoic Acid in our natural sugar stabilizer Melabic®.
ALA is a proven assistant for improving the circulation of the small capillaries. It also is essential in balancing blood sugar and the immune system.
Like most diseases, diabetes-related problems can be prevented if detected and treated early. The sooner the disease is detected, the better the chances that it can be treated and managed.
If you do not have ALA as a regular part of your current diet plan than you owe it to yourself to check out the links below:”

We hope you can put the benefits of ALA to work in your life today as well as the other effective super nutrients that can have such a dramatic effect on your overall health.

Before making a final decision about including ALA in your diabetes management program include the following information.

Food Sources
‘Just as your body produces small amounts of ALA, so too do many other living organisms, including animals and plants, many of which are food sources. According to the Linus Pauling Institute’s Micronutrient Information Center, ALA occurs naturally in foods in which the amino acid lysine is structurally bound to protein. Such foods include various meat products, particularly organ meats such as the heart, liver and kidneys, and vegetables such as broccoli and spinach. ALA is also present in yeast, particularly brewer’s yeast. Lesser amounts of ALA occur naturally in Brussels sprouts, peas and tomatoes.

Dietary ALA Has Little Impact
ALA consumed as part of the diet has a very minimal effect on the overall bioavailability of the antioxidant in your body, according to Geoffrey P. Webb, Ph.D., author of “Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods.” Because dietary ALA is bound to lysine — an amino acid that itself is bound to protein — and thus does not circulate as free ALA, the body cannot benefit from it in the same way as it does with the ALA that your body produces on its own. Webb explains that human digestive enzymes are unable to break the bond between ALA and lysine.

Rationale for ALA Supplementation
Although a healthy human body produces adequate amounts of ALA, you may require supplementary ALA if you are fighting off an illness or the deleterious effects of advanced age. The most efficient way to give your body additional ALA is through a dietary supplement that contains ALA that is free and not bound to protein. Even more significantly, the amount of ALA in supplements is up to 1,000 times as much as can be obtained through the diet, according to Jane Higdon, Ph.D., of Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. Consult your doctor before taking ALA or any other dietary supplement.’ source

I admit that the eGlobal Health  article initially hooked me. My reaction was. Wonderful! A new natural source to add to my diabetes war chest. Yet, further research leads me to the conclusion this is a tool I do not need to actively pursue. ALA is already abundantly available in the average diet. I believe information helps us make informed choices and decisions. Therefore hopefully this data was helpful to you. Continue to take supplements, but select them after due thought and investigation.

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How To Eat Healthy At Your Super Bowl Party

Today I ran across an article that shared some tasty diabetic recipes for a Super Bowl Party or similar gathering.  I want to pass this tip on to you.  Enjoy and may your team win.

Survive Any Game Day Gathering  [Diabetic Living]

Whether you’re hosting a get-together for the Super Bowl
or are just looking for party food ideas, these recipes are sure to please everyone’s taste buds—but won’t blow your diabetes
meal plan. Plus, we have tips for enjoying a potluck without feeling deprived.
Winning Slow Cooker Dips and Sides— Fix these diabetes-friendly appetizers and side dishes quickly, then let them simmer in the slow cooker until they’re ready to serve. We’ve also suggested some fresh salad and vegetable dishes to pair with your slow cooker meals.


How to Navigate a Potluck


Smart potluck decisions start at home: Figure out a dish you can take that guarantees at least one healthful option. Then plan how other foods can fit on your plate.

Contributing foods that suit your meal plan lets you assume control over your potluck choices. Grilled veggies — served hot or cold — add nutritious variety to the table. Vegetable skewers with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and peppers are easy to pick up — and with cubes of lean meat, they make an entree. Even casseroles can be healthy options if you pick diabetes-friendly recipes.

Remember salads, too, such as coleslaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad made healthy with generous amounts of colorful chopped vegetables and low-fat mayonnaise or plain low-fat yogurt.

For a sandwich buffet, think about whole wheat pita pocket halves. You can serve them with stuff-it-yourself fillings such as lean meats, tuna (not tuna salad), reduced-fat cheese, tomato, and spinach.
Most Popular Wings, Desserts, Mains, and More!–We’ve gathered a list of our most popular crowd-pleasing recipes! These desserts, main dishes, and appetizers are perfect for potlucks.

Hot Wing Dip

Blue cheese salad dressing balances the hotness of the bottled Buffalo wing sauce, making this a crowd-pleasing dish. Serve with crisp celery sticks.

20+ Tasty, Lightened-Up Appetizers—–Having diabetes doesn’t mean forgoing yummy appetizers and finger foods. Start planning a party with these bite-size recipes that won’t derail your diabetes meal plan. We’ve reduced carbs, fat, and calories to give healthful spins to appetizers, starters, and hors d’oeuvres.


SOURCE Diabetic Living Weekly

Visit the website above to select additional recipes of your choice.  Enjoy.

How To Win War Against Diabetes 2

Do you listen to signals and messages your body gives you?  Most reading this article are in the war against Diabetes 2 or have a loved one who is.  The purpose of this post is to increase your odds of  winning not only the battle, but the war against type 2 diabetes.  I have heard it said that Diabetes is a silent killer.  However, I believe that those who are in tune with their body and listen carefully are given many warning signals of approaching danger.

I recently read an article that relates to this topic and will share excerpts with you.

“High Blood Sugar is a Silent but Destructive Villain. Are You Paying Attention?


If you consistently carry excess weight…especially around the mid-section, feeling tired all the time or have become a slave to your food cravings and riding the hunger roller coaster each day, you may be suffering from unhealthy, unstable blood glucose levels….

The disease of diabetes has been likened to an acceleration of the aging process because much of the degeneration in the arteries and major organs (due to the condition) mimics what happens when we age but at a much faster pace and life expectancy is there for considerably reduced once you have this nasty disease.

The really sad part is that as many as one third of diabetics do not even know that they suffer from the disease and therefore do nothing towards halting its progress.

The reality is your lifestyle choices either help prevent diabetes or put you at greater risk for it. You’re going down one road or another and when we understand this, we can take control of the main four factors that change the processing of blood sugar for the worse.

These processes are:
1) Not doing enough proper muscle building and maintenance exercise
2) Consuming a diet high in refined and processed foods that contain man made fruits, sugars and starches
3) Allowing the body fat levels to increase
4) Dealing poorly with mounting stress levels


It’s never too late to change when it comes to your health.”

It is our responsibility to listen carefully to the signals our body gives us.  Take control; engage in activities that hinder, reduce and eliminate the effects of diabetes.  We have the power. However, if we do nothing, things may only get worse, definitely not better.  Take action today.  Begin, review and/or modify your lifestyle.  Incorporate healthy eating with a healthy amount of physical activity.

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