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
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
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
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
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between heavy table cream and heavy whipping cream? Will the table cream whip up, or does it have to have the carcinogen of carrageenen in it? I was looking at some whipping cream and found that it doesn't... Read more
Hey all, So I'm going to a Christian Music Festival this weekend. I've gone to similar type ones in the past and have really enjoyed them. I'm in a different town than the others and wasn't really involved in the planning process (which there didn't... 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
For those that have participated in these type of events, what kind of training do you suggest?
I can run a 5k no problem, I am currently working on my upper body strength. I have 9 weeks until my race which is 4 miles long with 17 obstacles in... 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
If you have Diabetes Type II, it is one of the easiest medical problem to overcome. It takes two things: eating heathy and daily exercises. God Bless Everyone, Vic, Team Leader of SP God's Family.... Read more
High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in the recent issue of British medical journal The Lancet. Reported in January's issue of Diabetes Care that the men and women w... 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
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
For anyone with Type II Diabetes, there's really good news. You can beat it. Let me share my story:
About five years ago, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The doctor prescribed Metformin and I began taking daily glucose readings. But Diabe... Read more
Ok, so I've got this question that I've been pondering, just wondering if anyone else has an issue with this as well.
So rather than just checking my BS fasting of a morning, my nutritionist is having me check it randomly at other times of the da... Read more
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