"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and... Read more
Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Eggplant is used to reduce glucose levels of type II Diabetes. This vegetable contains low levels of carbohydrates and high fiber levels. In fact, the vegetable is regarded as a natural method of controlling diabetes. however people with untreated ki... Read more
I am a health fanatic. I read everything I can get my hands on when it comes to healthy living--everything from nutrition to exercise to the role sleep plays in our lifestyle and on and on. If it has healthy and living in the title I read it. Recen... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
After years of eating what they wanted, when they wanted, my parents now has type II diabetes.... A curse, some would say. Not to me! Having to take carbs out the diet or replacing them with good, whole carbs, is a blessing in disguise.
In Sout... Read more
Wow! Never thought I would be here. I am a forty something woman, 100 lbs overweight on blood pressure meds and recently diagnosed with Diabetes. I think this may be the wake up call that pushes me into action. I am paying more attention to my die... Read more
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