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
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
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Diabetes is silently wrecking my life. I got the biggest scare of my life when I ended up in the hospital last month. Now I am dealing with elevated creatinine levels -which signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease. This is a H... Read more
I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes 2 days ago. Feeling totally overwhelmed and lost. There is so much information out there that I don't know where to start. Frustrated! Disappointed and angry with myself!
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Just diagnosed with diabetes :( Anyone out there around 55 years of age who is type 2 and is controlling it by diet and exercise? Would love a buddy who would be able to help me adjust to this new lifestyle. Feeling very overwhelmed with it all... Read more
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
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
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
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
Iíve been reading extensively about diabetes since December 10, 2014, when I joined SparkPeople. Iíve also been talking about diabetes with friends and family. A better picture of what causes it is forming for me.
Too much starch and carbs are... Read more
Do you guys remember the song "Rock me Amadeus"? The chorus starts with "Amadeus, Amadeus! Amadeus!" 80s music at its height.
When I crave something that I don't want to eat, I sing this song to myself replacing Amadeus with Diabetes. My big... Read more
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