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Diabetes 2 Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diabetes 2.

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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

How to Use SparkPeople When You Have Pre-Diabetes

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

How to Use SparkPeople When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

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

Diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes
Updated 8/26/2014 11:58:07 PM

What is the best advice you can give to stop from developing full blown diabetes?...  Read more

diagnosed this week as having mild diabetes
Updated 7/24/2014 8:50:21 PM

24 I'm 65 years old, way overweight, with some health issues and have just been diagnosed as having diabetes. I'm pretty sedentary, but plan to start exercising, using the workout videos that I've found on this site. Hopefully, I'll keep up the mo...  Read more

One injection may stop Type 2 diabetes...
Updated 7/19/2014 6:22:35 AM

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/1407
16131541.htm "Summary: In mice with diet-induced diabetes -- the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans -- a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a health...  Read more

Allergies- wheat & dairy/ Also type 2 diabetes
Updated 6/30/2014 11:31:23 PM

I am finding it very difficult to plan meals from your menu planner to take all three things into consideration. Any ideas how to effectively create a weight loss progam considering all those things....  Read more

Pre-diabetes
Updated 6/28/2014 12:40:02 PM

Hello, I read a few boards that were old on the topic, so I decided to create a new one. I recently had a physical and the numbers came back with pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes, and slightly high total cholesterol. This is a big wake up call....  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

Diabetes, Diabetes!

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

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