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Blood sugar basics and glucose balance, reviewed by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. Blood glucose, or blood sugar, is an important source of energy for your body that’s converted from the carbohydrates you eat. Find out more about this breakdown process and learn how to have healthy blood sugar.

4 steps to balance your blood sugar, reviewed by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. Every day women are told their blood sugar — or blood glucose — is elevated but don’t know what their next steps should be. You can use diet and lifestyle to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Find out more now.

How to use the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. The glycemic index ranks foods numerically according to their potential to increase levels of both blood sugar (glucose) and insulin levels. Glycemic load measures the impact that foods have on your blood sugar when they’re broken down. Read more about how to use these tools to make good diet decisions.

Confused about carbohydrates? A quick guide to the carb spectrum. We’ve all heard the phrase “good carb, bad carb,” but the real spectrum of carbohydrates is much wider and more detailed. Understanding more about carbs can help you manage your weight and blood sugar and shut down food cravings.

What is insulin resistance? Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Insulin resistance occurs when your body no longer uses insulin effectively to manage the amount of sugar that you’re taking in from carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and cookies. Understanding how insulin works can help you stay healthy.

How to avoid insulin resistance, reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Women with insulin resistance are at greater risk for a long list of health issues. You can avoid insulin resistance by choosing the right foods and making good lifestyle choices. Find out what you can do to help ensure that you stay healthy.

Types of sugar in carbohydrates. Sugar hides in all kinds of foods. This chart will help you understand all the different kinds of sugars contained in carbohydrates.

How to regulate insulin using the 4 food groups. For good, natural insulin regulation, it’s important to choose foods from all four food groups. See what foods to avoid and how to build your diet out of lean protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and plenty of fiber.

5 days without sugar. This little diary shows how one woman tries to go 5 days without eating sugar or sweets. It’s funny and real and gives you several great options for sugar-free treats.

5 days on a low-carb diet. One of the best diet decisions you can make is to reduce the amount of simple carbs you eat every day. Read this diary from one of our Advisors who tracked her progress when she tried to cut down on non-nutritious options by adding more complex carbs to her meals.

How to stop sugar cravings. Reviewed by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. You may feel powerless when it comes to intense sugar cravings but they have real, physiological causes, including hormonal fluctuations and chronic stress. Understanding more can help you stop your cravings, lose weight and get healthy.