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Eating Right With Diabetes Resources

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

Exercising Safely with Type 1 Diabetes

Physical activity is associated with many health benefits and is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. For individuals with type 1 diabetes, exercise provides additional benefits—and its own set of risks. In this article, we'll explor...  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

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

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

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

What range of calories should we eat to lose it?
Updated 4/20/2014 5:51:07 PM

Hello everyone. I have reach the limit of my overweight. I started at 202. Today I am 205. What Am I doing wrong??. I walk between 10,000 to 12000 steps a day. Should I stick to the 1200 calories? 46 PLEASE HELP! I feel horrible and ugly......  Read more

Third times a charm, right?
Updated 4/20/2014 6:59:55 PM

It's been a rough couple of years and I'm back for the third time to try to get fit and trim. My husband just bought me a new bicycle. This was quite the investment as I have an enlarged heart and went into heart failure last fall. I started...  Read more

What do you think of competitive eating?
Updated 4/20/2014 8:16:56 PM

I think it's a waste of good food. Food should be eaten slowly, savored, and enjoyed. Not to be stuffed in your face at top speed! I don't think they even taste what they are eating when they turn eating into a competition! It just can't be healthy a...  Read more

diabetes/stevia
Updated 4/19/2014 6:19:22 PM

Does stevia cause blood sugar spikes? I do not like the idea of artificial sweetener....  Read more

Am I counting the fruit/vegetable servings right?
Updated 4/19/2014 9:32:15 AM

In my lunch today: - 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings) - 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings) - 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving) - 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving) - 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings...  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