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
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 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
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
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
My dad has Stage 4 kidney disease. I couldn't find a support group listed for that specific issue, but I'm certain there are many resources in SparkPeople that can help me figure out what he should be eating. Can someone help direct me to them? Th... Read more
Hi, anyone here have Type 2 Diabetes & suffering nerve pains on their feet? I finally have great control on my glucose level. Off my Blood pressure & Cholesterol meds. Lost 70 lbs. I need pointers on managing the pain. Add me if you like. Thanks!... Read more
I came off Omeprazole after 6 months as I had put my weight gain down to the medication. I lost the weight but now I've started waking up with a burning throat and my teeth are suffering.
My dilemma, do I go back on to omeprazole and put on weigh... Read more
Gum Disease is linked to heart disease, strokes & diabetes. High glucose levels in saliva promote the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease or infection and even tooth loss. Make sure to floss daily, brush after each meal and if your throat is d... Read more
The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma... Read more
Diabetes is a serious condition that can affect the heart, nerves, vision and other vital organs. But did you know that diabetes might also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even increase the speed of progression once the disease strikes... 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
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