When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... 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
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... 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
Any experienced runners have insight for me? How do you handle race week re: exercise and diet? I know it's not the time to make major changes, but do you still do your strength/cross training or add extra stretching when you're tapering? Do you watc... Read more
I do well for a couple weeks and then I have an urge to eat more than I should. I am an emotional and stress eater but things could be going well too. I have activities to distract myself and sometimes I just give in. Has this happened to any of you... Read more
While at our weekly poker game recently, I was looking at the label on a bag of Utz kettle classic sweet BBQ chips and noticed that potassium isn't listed as a nutrient. Strange, as according to the labels shown on the company's web site, most other... Read more
WHY are my supplements NOT being counted on my Nutrition 101 303 303 Panel. I take calcium, vitamin d, magnesium and fish oil all by prescription by my Doctor's orders????????????????????????????... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
Today we add another installment to our ongoing series, Food on the Run.Based on reader's suggestions, this week we take a look at Chick-fil-A. Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories or less and less than... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 75 Snacks Under 200 Calories SelfSnacks are an important part of a healthy eating plan, but they can also lead to calorie overload. Here are 75 that will fill you up for 20... Read more
I am trying to get used to the Diabetic Nutrition Plan. Since my fasting glucose was a bit high and my A1C came back as a 6.3 this month, the doc says I am borderline diabetic, or pre-diabetic. I have a strong family history of diabetes. I know my... Read more
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