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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

Looking for some #diabetes friendly snack ideas (u
Updated 5/27/2016 3:41:20 AM

Looking for some #diabetes friendly snack ideas (under 30g carbs per serving). Anyone got any tips? #recipes #snacks...  Read more

I was diagnosed with #diabetes almost 6 months ago
Updated 5/24/2016 10:12:52 AM

I was diagnosed with #diabetes almost 6 months ago. I try not to eat sugar or anything white. Pepsi was ha rd to quit but now I only drink water mostly sometimes I slip just gotta get back on the horse. Right?...  Read more

My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't
Updated 5/20/2016 12:19:22 AM

My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't eat meat., crackers, anything with flour. Very little fruit. She can't have beans, nuts or seeds because of kidneys. No potassium What is she left with to eat? Anyone else bad health like this?...  Read more

#firstpost..I found this app since my diabetic instructor told to me to better manage my diabetes. L
Updated 5/19/2016 6:23:36 PM

#firstpost..I found this app since my diabetic instructor told to me to better manage my diabetes. Love this app since I can track my diet and can numerically see it. My blood sugars have been excellent since joining. Thank you Spark!...  Read more

Have just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
Updated 5/18/2016 8:49:35 PM

In my twenties, I had low blood sugar and severe hypoglycemia and was very thin. I thought I would have it my whole life. There is a border it stands on usually. Over the years the stressed increased, my health got worse, and i started gaining weigh...  Read more

Diet and Diabetes

Diet and DiabetesMaking healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection..For most people who donít feel well, a visit to the doctor can diagnose and fix the problem. S...  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

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