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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

border line of diabetes
Updated 2/18/2015 10:55:10 AM

I'm heating better and so is my husband I'm so blessed that I went to the doctor's this year and got the physical and blood work done or I would have never known. Walking more with husband and dog (wolf) my goal is to loose at least 40 pounds by this...  Read more

Can I treat Diabetes with Diet alone?
Updated 2/14/2015 6:45:41 PM

I've started testing my blood sugar levels since both of my parents had diabetes. If I find out that I have pre-diabetes, can I treat this with diet alone or are medications needed. Going to a doctor isn't an option for me for the next two months unt...  Read more

Anybody have type 2 diabetes and have problems los
Updated 1/19/2015 3:28:13 PM

Anybody have type 2 diabetes and have problems losing weight also have problems with exercise due to pain ...any help is very welcome...  Read more

pregnant with diabetes can't eat carbs & sugar and
Updated 1/18/2015 10:28:26 PM

pregnant with diabetes can't eat carbs & sugar and I need help with what to eat...  Read more

New to Sparkpeople and Diabetes Type II
Updated 1/12/2015 10:45:46 PM

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

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