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
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
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Hello everyone! It's taken me a long time to figure out that the cause of my obesity is in my mind (stress and anxiety) and that the symptoms are my over eating and exercise avoidance. I am just trying to manage the size of my behind by being mindful... 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
I read an interesting comment about obesity today. It was attached to an article on fast foods and obesity.
The commenter wrote something like:
We are obese because we have lost the things that have provided us with a sense of satisfaction, a fee... 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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