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
#diabetes #allergies #parenting #brides #motivation. I have several battles ahead of me just going to have to keep on pushing through them. get divorced, plan a wedding, get stepdaughter full time, and remain healthy for unborn baby. I got this.... Read more
Gosh, I weigh 268 ilbs. I gained 95 lbs since 2005. Sucks! Now I have diabetes, so I've decided to take my health more serious. I started a 1800 calorie a day diet. Low carbs. My doctor wants me to only snack on vegetables for the next year (sic).... 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
A new study published in Cell Metabolism shows that up to 30 percent of people could have a higher sensitivity to melatonin, the sleepiness-inducing hormone that reduces the production of insulin. This is caused by a change to a melatonin receptor g... 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
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