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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

Need help! I can go without eating for a very long
Updated 4/23/2015 2:59:04 PM

Need help! I can go without eating for a very long time, but the second I do, crazy cravings for sweets and salty foods become overwhelming. I'm trying not to eat in between meals but this makes me not want to eat at all, it triggers cravings....  Read more

What is a good thing to eat before working out? An
Updated 4/23/2015 12:59:27 PM

What is a good thing to eat before working out? And after?...  Read more

I never feel bad about eating cheese. I do feel te
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I never feel bad about eating cheese. I do feel terrible about eating a bunch of salt and feeling bloated for days afterward....  Read more

help me understand emotional eating
Updated 4/25/2015 8:04:09 PM

I've eaten when I was bored, but I have NEVER eaten food after a bad day, or try to numb negative emotions, because I logically know that it wouldn't help anything and I would just feel worse after. I'll probably get yelled at for sounding sanct...  Read more

Have you tracked everything you ate so far today?
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Have you tracked everything you ate so far today? If so, you are well below 1200, so eating at least that would be good. If it weren't so late, then I would suggest more, but for now, I would try to get at least 1200. If you have any nuts, that...  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