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
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... 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
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
Hello! My name is Rose. I am currently 292 pounds. My goal is to get down to 230. I used to weigh 323 pounds about 3 years ago. With hard work, I got down to 297 but then got pregnant. My child child is 4 months old now and its now time to get back a... Read more
I'm a 26 year old mother of one who is trying to lose a few pounds and get healthy in preparation for a second pregnancy. I gained 50 pounds during my first pregnancy and am still trying to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. i'm 20 pounds away... Read more
I see that when you first sign up for sparkpeople it asks if you are pregnant or nursing. I don't want to create a whole new account to input that... How do I put it on some sort of "pregnancy" mode?... Read more
Hello everyone! It's taken me a long time to figure out that the cause of my obesity is in my mind (stress and anxiety) and that the symptoms are my over eating and exercise avoidance. I am just trying to manage the size of my behind by being mindful... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
Here's a shocking fact: Some 25% of people who have type 2 diabetes don't realize it. Three ways you can stay vigilant:Recognize the sneaky symptoms Do you have frequent yeast infections? Since extra glucose, or sugar, in your bloodstrea... Read more
Currently pregnant with my third child, I know what it's like to struggle with all of the changes a pregnant woman's body goes through. It can be hard to see your belly expanding in ways you never though possible, and dealing with other... Read more
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