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
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
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
Lifting weights. Resistance training. Pumping iron. No matter what you call it, strength training is important for boosting the overall health and well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels. While strength training can seem a bit intimidatin... 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
1) Are sweet potatoes "healthy" to have as a pre-diabetic/diabetic? Or should they be avoided due to their sugar contents?
2) What kinds of sweets & sugar substitutes am I allowed to have twice weekly?
I'm a 220 lb. fema... Read more
Hello! My name is Rachel and I have fairly recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance. It's kind of hard to stay motivated when it's hard to ever get results. Does anyone else here have this same condition?... Read more
I've literally just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and u have NO IDEA what I'm doing. I'm looking at future Dr appointments and probable blood sugar tracking. It's scary and unknown to me, but I also know that it's a manageable condition. I t... Read more
Healthy Living reports: Diabetes the body's inability to process sugars&starches. Less well known are the problems that people with diabetes have processing fats in their diet which raise triglycerides. Type 2 diabetes is largely a "man-made" disease... Read more
Peanut butter is a good treat for diabetics. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that consuming one tablespoon of peanut butter or 28g of peanuts or other nuts five or more times a week is associated with a 20-30 per cent reduced ri... 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
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