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About Diabetes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Diabetes.

Eating with Diabetes: Alcoholic Beverages

Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals...  Read more

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

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

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

Types of Diabetes

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

What Really Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes (a chronic disease) isn’t caused by eating lots of sweets. Actually, the cause is still unknown, but there are certain factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of developing this metab...  Read more

new to Diabetes
Updated 4/12/2014 1:05:03 AM

I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I knew it was going to happen but I ignored the warning signs. Now I am hoping I can get some help with menus. My A1C is 7.1, not terrible but has to be lowered. I am also overweight by about 15 lbs. I...  Read more

Diabetes....
Updated 3/31/2014 9:14:43 PM

What do you do when you swear your blood sugar is trying to sabotage you... If it keeps dropping and you have to keep eating.. Are there any tips...  Read more

Living with Diabetes
Updated 3/11/2014 9:57:33 PM

Hi my name is Judy and I am living with diabetes. Its a struggle to know what to eat and when to eat. I also have to watch cholesterol. I am finding it hard to get enough vitamin D and potassium each day. It would be a great help if on the nutrit...  Read more

HELP! DIABETES & SCARED
Updated 4/16/2014 7:24:54 PM

I NEED HELP! I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes, I am scared to death because a very close friend just passed from this diabetes. I'm not sure what to eat, how much and most importantly How in the heck do I get rid of this disease. I nee...  Read more

diabetes
Updated 2/14/2014 3:31:01 PM

i have diabetes type 2 is there a meal plan for that. Thank you...  Read more

World Diabetes Day ó Take Control of Your Diabetes

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

Periodontal disease

Dlife says, A twice-per-year dental cleaning will lower your blood sugar as well as any diabetes pill in our arsenalBugs that live in your teeth and gums. Eww. Gross. The brutal truth is that bacteria live, and thrive, on sugar. Thatís probably why...  Read more

Managing Diabetes Group!

We are Managing Our Diabetes! And we will get it under control with good healthy eating and exercising, and the support of our Spark Friends! Come Join Us in your Quest to Become Healthy!...  Read more

Be Aware of Your Diabetes Risk

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

Let's Help Stop Diabetes during American Diabetes Month

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

Some hard statistics about diabetes and pre-diabetes

These statistics are from the website of the American Diabetes Association and are helpful for anyone who is not sure if high blood sugars are really that big of a problem. It is possible that the actual figures for every category are actually higher...  Read more

Sugar Babys Journey throuh Diabetes and Managing Diabetes.

Hello fellow Sparkers :) well just wanted to give yous all a update on how I am doing. My sugars have been better and still keeping them under check and doing good with it. Still watching what I am eating and trying to cut added sugar and etc :...  Read more