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Blood Glucose Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Glucose.

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The Deal with Diabetes

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. It does not go away. Knowing as much as you can about the disease is the first step to managing it effectively...  Read more

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you...  Read more

What is Pre-Diabetes?

Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke...  Read more

Types of Diabetes

Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa...  Read more

Understanding Hypoglycemia

Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the...  Read more

What are good vegetables to eat when on blood thin
Updated 10/23/2014 8:07:00 PM

What are good vegetables to eat when on blood thinners and limiting vitamin k. I know about sqash, beets, onions, sweet peppers, and potatoes....  Read more

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medici
Updated 10/14/2014 1:18:44 PM

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medicine a few days ago. Been dizzy lately and found out my bp is in the 160s over 100s. Not good. Hopefully it goes down as I lose weight....  Read more

Anyone else have issues with low blood sugar in th
Updated 10/1/2014 12:46:05 AM

Anyone else have issues with low blood sugar in the mornings? I am not diabetic but have noticed with not snacking late at night now that this has been happening a lot lately in the mornings...  Read more

Gained 3 lbs had blood work done my thyroid is out
Updated 10/23/2014 1:41:14 PM

Gained 3 lbs had blood work done my thyroid is outta control so hopefully meds will help lose weight feeling melancholy:(...  Read more

Blood Sugar drops then rises at night
Updated 9/25/2014 1:25:02 PM

I went to bed at 11 PM with Blood Sugar of 154 and took 65 units Lantus. No snack or food of any kind. When I woke at 10 AM, my blood sugar was 357. This is not completely uncommon to me as my sugar tends to drop quite a bit at night and my liver...  Read more

Record your insulin use

Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it wo...  Read more

Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.

Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after.Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low.While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose,...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Is Everyone Being Too Hard on Paula Deen?

Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has type 2 diabetes set the media ablaze with speculation and discussion regarding the role of her diet and the potentially deadly disease. Some critics claim that her high-fat, high-calorie, high-sodium...  Read more

High Fructose Corn Syrup Soon May Be 'Corn Sugar'

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --ShakespeareHigh fructose corn syrup, that ubiquitous refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce, has take...  Read more

Another high Fasting blood glucose level:138

Is it the Eating Plan or me not working as I want it to? YES. So, today I'm going to listen to my body and eat and exercise accordingly. Let's see how THAT works out. It's a beautiful Saturday and I'm going to enjoy it in and take care of mysel...  Read more

3 Days of blood glucose testing

OK, today is my 3rd and last day of blood glucose testing for awhile. That will give my fingers some rest from the poking. I'll pick up testing again to see the effect of certain foods and supplements. But for now I have some preliminary conclusion f...  Read more