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
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or your mom forces you to go to the dentist. However, you should really give your pearly whites a closer look. After all, your teeth are one of the first thin... Read more
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
I'm heating better and so is my husband I'm so blessed that I went to the doctor's this year and got the physical and blood work done or I would have never known. Walking more with husband and dog (wolf) my goal is to loose at least 40 pounds by this... Read more
So… I signed on to Spark People just today. Definitely have a long road ahead of me. I actually started dieting 2 weeks ago and have lost 5 pounds. That's without exercising. I really need to get moving.... Read more
I've started testing my blood sugar levels since both of my parents had diabetes. If I find out that I have pre-diabetes, can I treat this with diet alone or are medications needed. Going to a doctor isn't an option for me for the next two months unt... Read more
Most people don't even know ...These are all signs of pre-diabetes or diabetes. Other signs are frequent urination, always thirsty, tingling to the feet or hands, being tired all the time, itching. Ask your doctor for an A1C test, don't wait... thes... 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
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
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... Read more
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