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
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
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
Its so hard to stay on track when I work midnights. Its like my breakfasts are in the middle of the night... normal peoples breakfast is like my lunch which I feel inclined to eat breakfast because its breakfast time. and my dinner is a normal dinner... Read more
I am an experienced eater, however, my experience hasn't been helping me recently. My food choices are too random so I decided to give Sparkpeople and Sparkcoach my full attention, to see if I can set some new patterns in place. When I wa... Read more
Hello! My name is Felicia but I am known as DeafMermaid because I was born with deafness. I can speak since I use hearing aids to communicate. So i am new here and trying to find some support in my system of weight loss. I am trying to lose over 75 p... Read more
I am a 16 year old girl who is about 140 pounds (about 5'5). I'm trying to lose some weight, only about 5-10 lbs. I eat about 1800 calories, 60g fat, 245g carbs, and 120g protein. I lift and do cardio 5-6x a week. If I eat any less than that, I get h... Read more
I'm trying to figure out what to set my activity level to.
I work 40 hours/week at an assembly plant. I do stock and light assembly. Due to stocking, I clock in at least 10 000 steps at work, it also involves lifting heavy (30 lbs) crates with p... 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
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... Read more
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
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
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