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
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
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
Physical activity is associated with many health benefits and is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. For individuals with type 1 diabetes, exercise provides additional benefits—and its own set of risks. In this article, we'll explor... 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
I know there are many here who are affected by diabetes or metabolic syndrom. Many people have diabetes and have no idea as this disease is often not diagnosed until it is too late.
I found this video very encouraging and wish that every doctor cou... Read more
hi i am peggy,i am new here and would like to make some news friends to see if we can help each other reach our goals, i am a diabetic and my BS are all over the board,my diabetic dr has changed my insulin amounts 4 times in 2 months now, so now i h... Read more
So, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic in my teens. I am now almost 40. Several years ago I began taking a medication which pushes a lot of people into diabetes, even if they are not predisposed. I must take this medication to stay alive and to be fu... Read more
Is anyone else finding that Metformin is making them feel as if their plug has been pulled? Could it be a dosage issue? I'm only taking 250 mgs in morning then again at dinner.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
LadyOwl... Read more
If your body does not produce sufficient amounts of the thyroid hormone T4, symptoms of AN underactive thyroid result. Symptoms INCLUDE fatigue, FEELING BLUE, weight gain, hair loss, feeling cold often, constipation, brittle or splitting nails, memor... Read more
Could be symptoms of magnesium deficiency. One very common symptom of magnesium deficiency is chocolate cravings. Other symptoms include migraine attacks, panic attacks, stress, anxiety and depression. Ask your doc to test you as many Americans are l... 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
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
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