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Gestational Diabetes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gestational Diabetes.

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Types of Diabetes

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

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

The Deal with Diabetes

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. It does not go away. Knowing as much as you can about the disease is the first step to managing it effectively...  Read more

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

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

What is Pre-Diabetes?

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

New to this site... I was just dx with diabetes an
Updated 4/29/2015 11:54:19 PM

New to this site... I was just dx with diabetes and wanted to know how to change my "carb goal"...anyone know if there is away? Thanks in advance!...  Read more

"You're Going to Get Diabetes"
Updated 4/28/2015 1:39:53 AM

Or that's what a friend told me the other week. He was (mostly) joking, because I have a horrible habit of flooding myself with Red Bulls in the morning. Certainly not a good habit, but my overall health is in a (relatively) good place. Or if not in...  Read more

Trying to learn more about food &Type 2 Diabetes
Updated 4/26/2015 1:50:20 AM

My boy friend has Type 2 Diabetes, and I am the primary cook of our meals. Although my step dad had this disease I was rarely around as I was married to a military member at the time and only got to see my folks during holidays. I want to prepare mea...  Read more

Anyone else have pre-diabetes and on Metformin? Wh
Updated 4/14/2015 8:00:26 PM

Anyone else have pre-diabetes and on Metformin? What has been your most effective method for losing weight?...  Read more

Diabetes Smackdown
Updated 4/14/2015 7:02:31 AM

104 Diabetes is silently wrecking my life. I got the biggest scare of my life when I ended up in the hospital last month. Now I am dealing with elevated creatinine levels -which signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease. This is a H...  Read more

Taking Care of oneself

I had gestational diabetes when I carried my last child. (24 years old now). I felt the best of any of my pregancies. I controlled it by what I ate. I didn't gain much weight, and my baby was smaller than my other 2, by almost 1 pound....  Read more

Save your life: Weigh your food!

When I got gestational diabetes, I became scrupulous about weighing my food. But after delivery, I got lazy about my own diet. Now I'm back to weighing, measuring, and tracking my food. My life depends on it, and weighing helps. My healthy 19-yr-old...  Read more

Managing Diabetes Group!

We are Managing Our Diabetes! And we will get it under control with good healthy eating and exercising, and the support of our Spark Friends! Come Join Us in your Quest to Become Healthy!...  Read more

Risk Factors of Diabetes

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

75 Ways to Keep You and Your Family Healthy

 Since 1937, we've spoken to thousands of healthcare experts to get the best, most timely advice (and so much of it still applies today). Here, the top tips you need to protect the well-being of everyone you love—including your pet!&nb...  Read more

27.5 Week ultrasound--and no gestational diabetes!

So yesterday I had my 27.5 week ultrasound. Thank you Jesus the babies have grown and are doing well. Our lil girl is 2 lbs and the boy is 2 lbs 9 ounces. So thankful that they are growing well! Also, I took my gestational diabetes glucose test....  Read more

Gestational Diabetes

I was trying to avoid it, but the fact is...some people who are pregnant just end up with the hormones that cause insulin resistance. It turns out that I am one such person. I received the call yesterday from the doctor's office. I'm being referred t...  Read more