A closer look at LADA
¿Qué es la Diabetes Tipo 1.5, LADA?
Manny Hernandez from tudiabetes.com, talks a little bit about LADA
The effects of alcohol and your blood sugars. So important to be mindful, especially during the major holidays..
Ginger root, is another amazing spice that is used for practically everything. There are many kinds of ginger such as, Black Ginger, Thai Ginger, & Wild Ginger are just a few. We use ginger for various candies, lozenges, sauces, curry, gravy, marinades, stir fry, jam, salads, and some meat dishes. Ginger is more popularly used amongst Eastern Asian cooking.
Ginger contains vital nutrients such as Potassium, which is very important for maintaining electrolytes and fluid in our bodies. Potassium is very important and should always be consumed especially after ketones are discovered to be present in your body.
Personally, the most important reason I love ginger, is because of it’s natural ability to neutralize gas in the body. Often times, when someone gets an upset or sour stomach, we head for the Alka-Seltzer. But did you know that ginger works just as good if not better? From personal experience, the minute you drink ginger, your stomach will feel better. Regular ginger bark found in your everyday supermarket is inexpensive, easy to use, and its healthy for you.
It has been my experience that, to remedy an upset stomach, prepackaged ginger tea’s is not enough, as it is often diluted with other ingredients, or just not as potent as it should be. It is best to chop up a couple of pieces from the actual ginger bark, and boil them until a dark color. Ginger has a natural strong taste, that may not be to Everybody’s liking, however it does the trick. I recommend also adding mint leaves to your homemade ginger tea, it may make the strong taste slightly better. Btw, mint is also good for soothing the stomach as well.
Once your ginger tea has been boiled ’till your desired color (the darker the water, the stronger it will be) use a strainer to extract the ginger juice. You will definitely need sugar, and or sugar substitute. I don’t think a lot of people can drink homemade ginger tea without any sugar :-).
Remember to consult your doctor, and or pharmacist to make sure there’s no interaction between your current medication and ginger. Only consume a small amount, if your not sure if your illergic to ginger. And as always check your blood sugar two hours after taking any new herb.
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My experience at the first fundraiser for ACT1. Lots of talent. I thank all the performers for donating all their time for a worthy cause. Don’t forget to look for me on itunes…
I have teamed up with ACT1 – (Adults Coping with Type 1 Diabetes) to help sponsor a fundraiser on Nov. 8th, @ the Broadway Comedy Club. In addition, we’re also putting together a small dance @ Space On White, to celebrate World Diabetes Day Nov. 14th! Come join us and make new diabetic friends, learn more about diabetes, dance to a mixture of oldies but goodies, a little disco, and more.. If you would like to attend our small dance, please call ACT1 @ 347 850 2281. All are welcomed. For donations via PayPal, please go to the ACT1 website by clicking here. Check out my flier below for more information.