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
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... 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
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
Just wanted to reach out to any soon-to-be-mamas who are expecting and looking to stay fit and in-control during this awesome time!! Our Spark Team FIT AND PREGNANT is a great way to meet others using spark to maintain healthy weight gain and control... Read more
I want to have healthy pregnancies when hubby and I decide to have kids. I like the boost of self-confidence I've gotten from working out regularly, and it helps me manage anxiety and depression without meds.... Read more
Diabetics: What were your first symptoms of Diabetes? And do any of you know any good apps to follow through with foods to eat & foods to avoid? Im scared I may be getting diabetes & I want to go ahead & follow a diabetic menu. Thanks in advance!!... Read more
I lost 35lbs in two months and hit my pre-pregnancy weight today. I am halfway to my goal weight!
The first 20 lbs fell off almost instantly, without me doing any work. The last 15 required me to be responsible with food. I use Trim Healthy Mama... Read more
I was 170 with both my pregnancies and worked out and six months later was 120 pounds. Over all I have been 130 -135. Then menopause hit. I've put on thirty pounds and a big belly. I'm short so it's hard my knees and feet hurt. But sparks is helpin... 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
Currently pregnant with my third child, I know what it's like to struggle with all of the changes a pregnant woman's body goes through. It can be hard to see your belly expanding in ways you never though possible, and dealing with other... Read more
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