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
Anyone have any food planning tips or resources?
I love SparkPeople but I didn't want to follow the meals plans they have on here, however, I do use the food tracker just not ahead of time...... Read more
I want to track my sugar intake for my meals but I'm not sure what option I need to select. The list for adding nutrients has fructose, sucrose, glucose - but those are all sugars! What do I need to select for tracking? Very confused.... Read more
Newby here. I quickly entered just data from label on several foods & now cannot figure out how to add more data on the individual foods (ie vitamins, minerals, etc)
Also, is there a way to add data to a food provided by someone else & save for... Read more
Had a difficult weekend. It was my grandson's birthday. I take care of him, so the cake preparation and frosting was my job. My son's birthday is next week and it was Mother's Day on top of all that! So I did have cake, in fact I had three small... Read more
My name is Jeannette and I feel like I have been on the losing side of the. Weight loss battle since I. was 10. I have two children and my husband and I would like to have more but I need to get my health in order first. My boys would love for thei... 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
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 1... Read more
It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma... 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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