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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

Do carrots have a negative impact on blood sugar?
Updated 8/17/2016 5:01:57 PM

Do carrots have a negative impact on blood sugar? I find after I eat carrots, I get really hungry. They don't help feel satiated at all....  Read more

High blood pressure blues.
Updated 8/18/2016 6:30:59 PM

Hi all! I have been taking my blood pressure at home, because for the past two months every time I get my blood pressure taken at the doctor it's higher and higher. Now it's really high. I'm going to the cardiologist tomorrow to find out what my...  Read more

For the second time in my life I was told my blood pressure and pulse were too low to donate blood.S
Updated 8/16/2016 1:25:36 PM

For the second time in my life I was told my blood pressure and pulse were too low to donate blood.Shouldve done my running this morning before going.I understand why they do it,but felt I am being penalised for being to fit now....  Read more

Had a blood glucose reading of 239 last night and
Updated 8/13/2016 2:20:49 AM

Had a blood glucose reading of 239 last night and am pretty shaken. I kept within my carb range and the bread part was wheat. Any advice? #diabetes...  Read more

Officially off blood pressure medication!! So exci
Updated 8/12/2016 2:31:48 PM

Officially off blood pressure medication!! So excited...  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

NSV - blood glucose levels

I was a little disappointed last week that my weight has hit a plateau. I did some body measurements, I have lost 1/2 inch off of my hips but everything else stayed the same. I tried to bask in that small victory, but alas, it just wasn't enough. ...  Read more

Blood glucose down another point.

Another rainy day here. OVERCAST 49° FEELS LIKE 44° WIND NNE 14mph DEWPOINT ° HUMIDITY % SUNRISE 07:07 AM SUNSET 06:52 PM I got up this morning and put a blanket on our bed and went back to sleep. This evening my...  Read more