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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

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

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

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

Dodging Diabetes
Updated 6/16/2014 10:38:27 PM

I'm a 48-year old man with a family history of Type II diabetes and I'm insulin resistant. I refuse to let the disease develop in me, so here I am. I've altered my nutritional habits, I'm getting exercise, and I'm on a mission....  Read more

Carbs & diabetes
Updated 5/15/2014 1:26:23 PM

It doesn't make sense that daily carb requirements are higher in Spark-D than when I change to non-diabetic tracking. I need the option to track bs levels but cannot possibly take in as many carbs as your program dictates and have good sugar levels....  Read more

Cirrhosis stage 4 non alcoholic, diabetes type 2
Updated 4/24/2014 11:17:12 PM

Hi all, I don't know if this is the right place for me. I was diagnosed with stage 4 non alcohol cirrhosis in dec.& type 2 diabetes.I'm trying to eat right for both .AnywayI have great drs.,& dietitian. I have a great husband.He has MS.So we help eac...  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

Virgin Olive Oil releives pain and inflamation

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

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