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
Whether you prefer a gooey chocolate truffle or a mug of hot cocoa, chocolate is the number one indulgence for most of us—especially on Valentine’s Day. But this indulgence comes at a price, right? After all, isn’t chocolate bad for... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
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
I am a regular salad eater. I eat salad 1-2 times a day! I always make sure it is leafy greens, a rainbow of veggies and a protein. I'm careful with adding a lot of toppings that are calorie packed and I make sure I don't use a lot of dressing - s... Read more
I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori... Read more
I was wandering if eating too many unhealthy/processed foods cause me to have cravings and food addiction is why it's hard for me to break the habits. I am trying to eat natural foods but then if I am on the run or busy I eat processed foods because... Read more
When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core... Read more
I am a type 2 diabetic that has just recently been put on insulin. I was losing weight, but now with the insulin I am just staying the same. Does insulin make you gain weight? I walk 7 days a week and am losing inches, but not pounds.
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Severe resistance to insulin makes it difficult for the body to clear fat from the blood thus triglycerides rise to extremely high levels and skin eruptions will appear and maybe itching. Itching skin can have many causes, such as a yeast infection,... Read more
I wanted to have one place where I could go to see pre and post blood sugar readings and also to be able to track my Insulin usage for that day. I created four new "meals", naming them Breakfast Insulin, Lunch Insulin, Dinner Insulin and Lantus.Havin... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
Since the 1940's a relationship between certain metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease has been recognized. In the 1980's this association began being known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome. Last week, a new study revealed that "women wh... Read more
It's summertime! Did you know that if you have diabetes you need to be extra careful during the summer? Do you know which summer footwear is better for people with diabetes? Do you know if sunburns affect blood sugar levels? Do you know how to... Read more
Today I am aware that insulin resistance causes low blood sugar in cells which makes you feel emotionally awful, You crave sugar or food. You obsess about it because you don't feel right. The balance in the diet of protein, fat and carb is really imp... Read more
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