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Diabetes Disease Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diabetes Disease.

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

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

The Deal with Diabetes

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

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

Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart

We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&...  Read more

Having diabetes and seeing what my grandma went th
Updated 8/22/2016 9:15:01 PM

Having diabetes and seeing what my grandma went through before passing has helped me to stay on track and make a change for a healthier future #icandothis...  Read more

Fightin' PCOS & heart disease. #firstpost #getitge
Updated 8/20/2016 3:15:11 PM

Fightin' PCOS & heart disease. #firstpost #getitgetit...  Read more

My sister was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes,
Updated 8/15/2016 9:54:58 PM

My sister was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, which means 3 out of 5 of my siblings and both my parents have diabetes. My odds aren't very good. What should I do?...  Read more

#diabetes #allergies #parenting #brides #motivatio
Updated 8/13/2016 4:13:46 PM

#diabetes #allergies #parenting #brides #motivation. I have several battles ahead of me just going to have to keep on pushing through them. get divorced, plan a wedding, get stepdaughter full time, and remain healthy for unborn baby. I got this....  Read more

Gosh, I weigh 268 ilbs. I gained 95 lbs since 2005. Sucks! Now I have diabetes, so I've decided to t
Updated 8/11/2016 2:55:06 PM

Gosh, I weigh 268 ilbs. I gained 95 lbs since 2005. Sucks! Now I have diabetes, so I've decided to take my health more serious. I started a 1800 calorie a day diet. Low carbs. My doctor wants me to only snack on vegetables for the next year (sic)....  Read more

Clean out your mouth..PLEASE

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

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

In the News: The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

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

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