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
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
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
Does anyone know a way to track blood pressure while trying to lose weight? I'm deathly afraid of doctors due to past experiences and I haven't been feeling well the last couple of months and decided to try getting healthy. Does anyone have any advic... Read more
Worried about my day! I gave blood the other day so I ate smothered calf liver and southern turnip greens today to help get my iron up. That meal put me over my calorie goal by about 85 calories. How bad will this hurt me?... 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
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --ShakespeareHigh fructose corn syrup, that ubiquitous refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce, has take... Read more
Finally found my 2 back up blood glucose monitors (MIA for 3 months).
After a 500 calorie breakfast reading was 120.
Before evening meal it was down to 69.
2 hours after spaghetti dinner with desert it was at 125.
I am supposed to ch... Read more
Today my fasting BG was 127 which is fabulous! Post dinner it was 120 which makes no sense because my long acting insulin had worn off. I was due for another insulin shot but I didn't use it as I was already 120. I see an endocrinologist Wednesday w... Read more
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