When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... Read more
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes beforehand. But pre-diabetes is a condition without symptoms, meaning that many people can have it without even knowing it. Left unchecke... Read more
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
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 take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
I have a type 2 diabetes, A1C is currently 7.7 with a goal of 6.5. I'm hoping to learn to lose weight, eat better, & feel better about myself. At 222lbs and only 5' 4", I'm the biggest I've ever been. Time for some change in my life! #firstpost... Read more
I was diagnosed with #diabetes almost 6 months ago. I try not to eat sugar or anything white. Pepsi was ha rd to quit but now I only drink water mostly sometimes I slip just gotta get back on the horse. Right?... Read more
My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't eat meat., crackers, anything with flour. Very little fruit. She can't have beans, nuts or seeds because of kidneys. No potassium
What is she left with to eat? Anyone else bad health like this?... Read more
#firstpost..I found this app since my diabetic instructor told to me to better manage my diabetes. Love this app since I can track my diet and can numerically see it. My blood sugars have been excellent since joining. Thank you Spark!... Read more
Diet and DiabetesMaking healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection..For most people who donít feel well, a visit to the doctor can diagnose and fix the problem. S... Read more
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. These global events will help improve the education and care of everyone touched by diabetes. To support these efforts and help you take control of your diabetes, we've crea... Read more
Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about all the tools and content you can find on SparkPeople to help you successfully manage your diabetes whether you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic o... Read more
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels as a result of defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. In 2006, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death according to U.S. death certificates.... Read more
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