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
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
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
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
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
I am going out to dinner with a friend who is SUPER picky. She loves to eat at chain restaurants, usually we end up at Chillis. I've suggested other places but she makes a face and goes, "nah I cant eat there, i'm just really picky". For tonight I sa... Read more
this may seem like a very odd question but i'm serious.
i started three weeks ago. it went ok staying in my calories but i had better and worse days. i always make an emoticon on my tracker (i use a pen and a notebook, not the onl... Read more
Last night I did a rush grocery shopping, and came home and realized I got salt w/out Iodine. I looking it up and found Iodine is super important for your body. I wont return the salt I bought, but will I be 'iodine deprived' for the course of me usi... Read more
I joined SparkPeople a long time ago then never followed through to begin a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey.
I am going to (try) to jump on the bandwagon but I just don't know how to eat to lose weight and get healthy. I have u... Read more
Check the food recommendations for your Blood Type. Eating according to your blood type maximizes metabolic efficiency, especially if you scrub accumulated Lectins from your receptor sites. See the DEFLECT for your blood type at www.northamericanph... Read more
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
Simple carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugar units that are broken down and digested quickly, which can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and craving more sugar shortly after you’ve eaten. Recent research has shown that certain simple c... Read more
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