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
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... 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
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... 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
Hello and thank you for reading this. I am a newly diagnosed diabetic as of December 29th. I ended up in the ER with many symptoms due to a blood glucose reading of 509. I was shocked. I am learning to control it with sparkpeople and mysugr.com the... Read more
I've completed the basic requirements to complete the first week of the Challenge. One of the tasks was to set my goals for the 8 weeks. It's probably the first time I've ever set a goal that didn't involve a # on the scale at the TOP of the list! T... Read more
Don't wait until you have diabetes to start like I did. Start now, before it reaches that point! Don't wait until your eyes are affected like mine did. Start being healthy now! You have many people who are wanting to see you get healthy!!... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
I buy nut mixtures from the bulk foods section and find the salted mixtures too salty, the unsalted too bland. So, I mix 3 parts unsalted with 1 part salted. Or 1 part unsalted with 1 part cranberry/raisin/nut mixture.... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Here's a shocking fact: Some 25% of people who have type 2 diabetes don't realize it. Three ways you can stay vigilant:Recognize the sneaky symptoms Do you have frequent yeast infections? Since extra glucose, or sugar, in your bloodstrea... Read more
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