Checking your blood sugar at home, sometimes called self blood glucose monitoring (SBGM), is an important step in diabetes management. Because individualized diabetes care is associated with better diabetes management, it is important to get your doc... Read more
Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes (a chronic disease) isn’t caused by eating lots of sweets. Actually, the cause is still unknown, but there are certain factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of developing this metab... 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
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... Read more
Hello! Looking for a virtual workout buddy. Someone who won't let me take a rest day just because....
My main goal is to continue working out, rather than just rushing to get fit for events. Right now I'm doing well, but I don't want to stop jus... Read more
Just wondering if anyone else feels the same as me about all of this! Apologizes a head of time for a very negative post, I'm just trying to get everything out and be host :)
First off I already know it's not supposed to be a 'diet' it's suppose... Read more
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Hi I am Gwen and I do need some encouragement in making my eating choices better for my life.
I live in a wheelchair so I am limited with exercises I can do but I can do the bicycle exercise laying in bed and also I can do sit ups.
I am so glad t... Read more
I'm so new to SP but I didn't see any questions about dental/jaw work and blending your meals. I am having a lot of major dental work done over the next few months. I hate dental work and surgery! Any way, I can not chew food. I had a co... Read more
Hi All, If you are Insured by Medical Mutual, They offer FREE Diabetes Supplies. Call the Super Well Disease and Maternity Managemant Program at 1-800-861-4826,I get ALL of my Diabetes Supplies like test strips, lancets, Test Solution, etc. in the m... Read more
Pears are a low-carb fruit and a wise addition to your diet or diabetes meal plan. They are a good source of potassium and fiber. Try sliced pears in your spinach salad for a change of pace.... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Adults whose moms were obese may die sooner, study saysIf you're thinking about losing weight before trying to conceive, be sure to read this story, about a new study f... 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
I'm trying to see how my food intake impacts my BG number. I started tracking my BG yesterday. Tracking it like I want to do will become expensive, I can see. Those supplies are mighty expensive.
Anyway, yesterday I tracked twice: a pre-meal... Read more
I am very excited about this and hope she can shed some light on what I am supposed to be doing for my diabetes diet. I have been on and off my diet plan so much in the last week and think it will help to talk to her.... Read more
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