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
I dont have kids yet, but i'm hoping in a couple years my fiance and I will be trying. I still have time, but i'd like to do whatever I can now to make sure my body is healthy and ready for my future mini me. I didi ask my doctor this same question,... Read more
I'm so tired during my first trimester. I can't move, left early from work today, and have slept the entire day away. I feel disgusting, unmotivated, almost depressed, and at a loss for any solutions. Coffee tastes disgusting to m... Read more
My fitbit quit on the 18th and I used a SP pedometer for a while that day until it also quit. After realizing my steps wouldn't be recorded I tried to record them and my fitness minutes manually but messed up the entry by putting steps in instead of... Read more
So to put a long story short, in 2009 I became a right below knee amputee. Prior to this I was in excellent shape and very athletic. Since, I have had periods of time where I am in great shape and then periods where I struggle. A month and half I had... 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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