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
Hello and thank you for reading this. I am a newly diagnosed diabetic as of December 29th. I ended up in the ER with many symptoms due to a blood glucose reading of 509. I was shocked. I am learning to control it with sparkpeople and mysugr.com the... Read more
I've completed the basic requirements to complete the first week of the Challenge. One of the tasks was to set my goals for the 8 weeks. It's probably the first time I've ever set a goal that didn't involve a # on the scale at the TOP of the list! T... Read more
Don't wait until you have diabetes to start like I did. Start now, before it reaches that point! Don't wait until your eyes are affected like mine did. Start being healthy now! You have many people who are wanting to see you get healthy!!... 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
Diabetic people have low vitamin C levels. Vitamin C may reduce glycosylation. Vitamin C lowers sorbital in people with diabetes. Sorbital is a sugar that can accumulate and damage the nerves eyes and kidney of people with diabetes. C helps the hear... 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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