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
Help stop the cravings & unending thirst. I have been on prednisolne for almost a week now after getting a steroid injection. I am constantly feeling hungry and thirsty all hours day and night.I understand this is a side effect and will go away. Help... Read more
I currently do evening classes at the gym most nights, and then run the C25K program in addition to that. Would you run after a 45 minute aerobics class? Or given the choice would you rather run in the morning, then attend an evening class?
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My fitbit quit on the 18th and I used a SP pedometer for a while that day until it also quit. After realizing my steps wouldn't be recorded I tried to record them and my fitness minutes manually but messed up the entry by putting steps in instead of... Read more
I'm in my first week after diagnosis if Type II Diabetes, so I have a lot to learn and figure out.
One question: Instead of eating 45 carb meals, can you eat a 15 carb "snack" every couple of hours?... 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
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
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
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