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
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
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
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or your mom forces you to go to the dentist. However, you should really give your pearly whites a closer look. After all, your teeth are one of the first thin... Read more
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
My name is Ann. I live in San Antonio, Texas - home of the Spurs!
I'm definitely not new to fighting my weight -- that's been a lifetime battle of probably close to 40 years. But I figured now is as good a time as any to try to... Read more
You can sign into our website and go to your Fitness Tracker page there. Then use the arrow to go back to the previous dates and click on the Sync Fitbit button for each of those days. Going forward, it should sync new data automatically.... Read more
Type 2 Diabetes SymptomsBecause type 2 diabetes develops slowly, and symptoms generally come on gradually, they may go unnoticed for a long time, or they may be attributed to something else.For example, increased thirst may be chalked up to a hot sum... Read more
Most people don't even know ...These are all signs of pre-diabetes or diabetes. Other signs are frequent urination, always thirsty, tingling to the feet or hands, being tired all the time, itching. Ask your doctor for an A1C test, don't wait... thes... Read more
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels as a result of defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. In 2006, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death according to U.S. death certificates.... Read more
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... Read more
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