That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
I'm not hungry, I just crave junk food. I know it's junk food. But in my head it is good. I was better at distancing myself from junk food two years ago. But now it makes me think about it every second of the day until I eat it... Read more
To continue, I gained 40 lbs in a year from sugar ! I've returned to the Vanderbilt weight loss center and the nutrionist put me on the 1000 a day. I start a exercise program on wednesday. I'm now eating healthy. Anyone had gastric bypass ?... Read more
H2o jogged 2.5 miles.Blood sugars still bouncing around. I'm really hoping for a solution to this. It's extremely frustrating & weight loss is a MAJOR FACTOR in the criteria for the weight loss surgery I'm hoping for. THE VA is very strict #exercise... Read more
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
A Type 2 Diabetes GlossaryLearning to live with type 2 diabetes may seem like a crash college course, complete with new vocabulary words and lifestyle changes. But you and your family will want to become familiar with them all so youíll be able to un... 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
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
Since its 1999 debut, Splenda has become the country's most popular artificial sweetener, not only for sweetening coffee and tea, but also for cooking and baking. Until now, the sucralose-based Splenda has been considered a safe sugar substitute,... Read more
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