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Blood Glucose Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Glucose.

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

SparkPeople Health Measurements

You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more....  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

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring for People with Diabetes

Checking your blood sugar at home, sometimes called self blood glucose monitoring (SBGM), is an important step in diabetes management. Because individualized diabetes care is associated with better diabetes management, it is important to get your doc...  Read more

blood pressure and step aerobics
Updated 4/18/2014 9:14:37 AM

I am just starting an easy step aerobics workout, but I get throbbing pulsing in my head after 10 minutes. I guess it is my high blood pressure. Should I keep on using this video until I get used to it or should I try an easier light aerobics worko...  Read more

Low Blood Sugar
Updated 4/17/2014 1:52:08 PM

Just before my night snack I took my Blood Sugar and it was 91, I have to take 40 units of Lantus and 10 units of Humolog, so I had a Turkey Hot Dog and 1 small Dinner Roll with a little bit of butter on it and a Sugar Free Pudding. Waited and hour a...  Read more

High Blood pressure started me on this path.
Updated 3/26/2014 5:49:13 PM

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Donating Blood
Updated 3/25/2014 5:00:13 PM

I donated blood today, and aside from helping three random people in need, I hear that this also burns around 600 calories. Can anyone confirm this? Regardless of the answer I'll continue donating, but I'm just curious. Thanks!...  Read more

NSV - My Blood Sugars are beautiful
Updated 3/26/2014 2:36:20 PM

I changed my diet became vegan on the first day of Lent, meditated, added yoga and my fasting blood sugars have been normal - 60-77. Yesterday, I took half of my medication and it was 67this morning . I am taking the same meds, and have never had t...  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

Lowering Blood Glucose

I was really happy this morning because my blood glucose level was 142. I take Metforming 2x a day and have really been watching my carbs, though not perfectly. I tried taking less medication because of stomach issues and allergies but really need to...  Read more

Blood glucose going down :) , and thoughts on Diabetes

For the second time this week my blood glucose readings have been below 7, the critical number for diabetics here in Canada. Whoooot. I know that when I go and get my blood work done at the end of the month it will not likely show up as being in th...  Read more