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What Is Blood Glucose Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for What Is Blood Glucose.

The Deal with Diabetes

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

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

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

SparkPeople Health Measurements

You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more....  Read more

What is Pre-Diabetes?

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

Understanding Hypoglycemia

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

Hi I am MarciaLS51 from IL
Updated 4/20/2014 8:11:58 AM

I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Smal...  Read more

I am re-new to spark people
Updated 4/20/2014 7:25:59 PM

I joined spark many years ago and it seemed to be working for a little while. I then hit a weight and couldnt seem to get past it. I really want this to work for me so if anyone can offer some ideas on how to pas that platue let me know. Thanks...  Read more

Am I counting the fruit/vegetable servings right?
Updated 4/19/2014 9:32:15 AM

In my lunch today: - 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings) - 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings) - 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving) - 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving) - 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings...  Read more

am I eating enough?
Updated 4/18/2014 3:50:49 PM

I have just recently started eating healthy and being active again. I am 227 5'6 and right now I have a small goal for 60 pounds. I am eating around 1000 calories a day. breakfast lunch and dinner with 2 snacks in between. Lots of fruits, chicken an...  Read more

blood pressure and step aerobics
Updated 4/18/2014 9:14:37 AM

I am just starting an easy step aerobics workout, but I get throbbing pulsing in my head after 10 minutes. I guess it is my high blood pressure. Should I keep on using this video until I get used to it or should I try an easier light aerobics worko...  Read more

Record your insulin use

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

Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.

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

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

Is Everyone Being Too Hard on Paula Deen?

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

You Asked: Will Fasting Jump-Start My Weight-Loss Efforts and Boost My Health?

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

Lowering Blood Glucose

I was really happy this morning because my blood glucose level was 142. I take Metforming 2x a day and have really been watching my carbs, though not perfectly. I tried taking less medication because of stomach issues and allergies but really need to...  Read more

Diabetes ~ HbA1c or A1c (for short) 3 month blood glucose test

HbA1c or A1c for short ~ is the level of glycosylated hemoglobin in your blood. It is an excellent measure of overall blood glucose control because it gives you an accurate picture of the amount of glucose in your blood over a three month period of t...  Read more