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Eating Right With Diabetes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Right With Diabetes.

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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

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

How to Treat Diabetes-Related Hypoglycemia

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

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are...  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

In July I was put on insulin for my diabetes. Sta
Updated 10/18/2014 10:05:33 AM

In July I was put on insulin for my diabetes. Sta r ed doing what the Dr. Told me to do years ago, counting carbs. It has kept my sugar in check, but I have also lost 55 lbs. Just finished a hike in the smokes 4 miles. Love it....  Read more

Day five of staying right by 1200 cal. Can't belie
Updated 10/18/2014 7:57:05 PM

Day five of staying right by 1200 cal. Can't believe that I am not starving! The hardest part is getting over habit/emotional eating. having one piece of pizza, instead of two because I've always had two, but I am full at 1! Anyone else notice this?...  Read more

Okay i need some help I been eating healthy all da
Updated 10/18/2014 11:49:51 AM

Okay i need some help I been eating healthy all day so far i can have 1800 calories per day and aim currently at about 1150 with the dinner meal wat am i to do about the remaining calories not eaten? Help...  Read more

Hello! I've been eating healthy and excersing sinc
Updated 10/18/2014 10:46:33 AM

Hello! I've been eating healthy and excersing since June...and nothing had changed.i have a personal trainer and I'm going to a dietician.I'm going to see my physician soon about weight loss methods. I might try Adipex. Has anyone used it before?...  Read more

Doing everything right and getting bigger
Updated 10/20/2014 3:23:18 PM

I'm finally eating enough to meet my goals and slowly increasing my exercise and I'm getting bigger. I've gained 7 cm in the last 3 weeks, does any one have any tips?...  Read more

Be patient but proactive

This applies especially to those who are newly diagnosed, but also to the rest of us. It takes time to find the right amount/type(s) of meds, how many carbs to eat, how to deal with all of this life with diabetes. Be patient. Educate yourself (Americ...  Read more

World Diabetes Day Take Control of Your Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. These global events will help improve the education and care of everyone touched by diabetes. To support these efforts and help you take control of your diabetes, we've crea...  Read more

MISparks

A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  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

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 90%

A study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that the majority of new cases of diabetes in those over 65 could be prevented by modest changes in lifestyle. We've always known that type 2 diabetes is a disease that can largely be prevented...  Read more