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Insulin Pump Therapy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Insulin Pump Therapy.

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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

The Deal with Diabetes

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. It does not go away. Knowing as much as you can about the disease is the first step to managing it effectively...  Read more

How to Use SparkPeople When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 1 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra...  Read more

The Secret Benefits of Massage

Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone. In...  Read more

Pumping insulin and intense exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:47:41 AM

Does anyone experience low blood sugars with intense workouts ( Insanity by beachbody.com)? How do you prepare: reduced basal rates at a certain hour in the day, no bolus after a meal, detach pump at a certain time, and what carbs are eaten if any?...  Read more

Pumping insulin and high impact exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:03:19 AM

Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus...  Read more

Physical Therapy Question
Updated 6/27/2014 11:09:04 PM

I am just starting my physical therapy (today was my first day). The exercises she is giving me to do are strength training (resistance bands), she wants me to do them everyday twice a day. I always heard that strength training is supposed to b...  Read more

when best time to exercise if on insulin
Updated 9/1/2014 4:15:49 PM

I'm on insulin and wondering what's the best time to exercise since I'm told to wait an hour after I take my insulin. If I exercise in the morning, can I exercise before breakfast? That's before I take my insulin. or is another time better....  Read more

Insulin Resistance
Updated 6/4/2014 2:56:08 PM

Hey everyone, I have been on Spark People for several years now, but never kept up with it for over a week. I had gestational diabetes with my first child in December 2012 and recently discovered that I am insulin resistant. I have no choice bu...  Read more

Record your insulin use

Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it wo...  Read more

Ovation Hair Care

grow, strengthen your hair! An outstanding product that added thickness, enabled growth of new hair and repaired damaged hair. I love it and it helps prevent the damage that sweating causes!...  Read more

INSULIN RESISTANCE

We will be here to support you during the challenges of trying to lose while dealing with insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetics, PCOSers, prediabetics are all welcome!...  Read more

'Hey, Thatís Exercise!' (Actually, It Might Not Be)

From Fitness MagazineAttention shoppers: Window shopping is not a workout. Which daily tasks do make the cut as exercise? FITNESS Magazine breaks it down here.WalkingDoes It Count? IT DEPENDSA leisurely stop-and-shop visit to the mall won’t ge...  Read more

6 Reasons Why You Feel Exhausted

Some days you know exactly why you feel worn out: maybe a curfew-breaking teen kept you up past your bedtime or your coughing kid has you coming down with something. Other days it's a mystery. "So many of my patients come to me saying they&#...  Read more