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
I have finally made a plan. Now, to keep to it. My sister and I are going to go to the gym at lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday. Then, weekends, I can do an hour walk in the morning or Zumba. Also 15 squats each time I go to the bathroom.. BOOYA!... Read more
Hi there, your plans are great, but for you if it is what you wanna do but can't really do please make smaller start plans, so you don't dissapoint urself. forexample me never did 10000 steps a day when i first started.... Read more
I've been on and off this site for a while, and last time I was here, the fitness page had the option to let Sparkpeople pick a workout that you follow. Is that not an option anymore? I just looked all through the site and can't find it. :-( I do... 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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