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
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
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... 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
Just discovered this app, am looking for encouragement- I lost lots of weight years ago and it's slowly crawled back on(when i wasn't tracking!) am determined to get going again. Gave up smoking 30 days ago which is a positive start. Anyone got tips?... Read more
I am trying so hard to stay within 1,200-1,500 calories a day (spark recommendation) but I'm finding it very hard to get exercise in. I have a full-time desk job which doesn't help & no $ for a gym. Any suggestions on how you are able to get it in?... Read more
According to the CDC I am still overweight after calculating my BMI and my top weight is less than 10 pounds away. Another site run by a noted weight loss outfit says I am 20 pounds over & suggests I sign up for their service ...for $$$... Read more
I am not sure what the crap is happening right now but I can't seem to get off my butt to do anything except eat. My mind says I know what needs to be done but I need a for lot under my rump to get going! Anyone out there got a light?... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm 30 years old. I am trying to loose weight for my health! I started at 265 and am down 12 lbs. I want to switch up my exercise programs, I use a treadclimber 40 min 5 X week. I also use Hip Hop abs. Any other suggestions on others?... Read more
Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it wo... Read more
Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after.Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low.While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose,... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has type 2 diabetes set the media ablaze with speculation and discussion regarding the role of her diet and the potentially deadly disease. Some critics claim that her high-fat, high-calorie, high-sodium... Read more
Fasting has long been touted as a healthy process with many benefits such as cleaning the system, ridding the body of so-called toxins, benefiting the intestinal track, boosting metabolism, and jumpstarting weight loss. However none of these notions... Read more
Is it the Eating Plan or me not working as I want it to? YES.
So, today I'm going to listen to my body and eat and exercise accordingly. Let's see how THAT works out.
It's a beautiful Saturday and I'm going to enjoy it in and take care of mysel... Read more
OK, today is my 3rd and last day of blood glucose testing for awhile. That will give my fingers some rest from the poking. I'll pick up testing again to see the effect of certain foods and supplements. But for now I have some preliminary conclusion f... Read more
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