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Gestational Diabetes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Gestational Diabetes.

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

Eating with Diabetes: Alcoholic Beverages

Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals...  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

Allergies- wheat & dairy/ Also type 2 diabetes
Updated 6/30/2014 11:31:23 PM

I am finding it very difficult to plan meals from your menu planner to take all three things into consideration. Any ideas how to effectively create a weight loss progam considering all those things....  Read more

Pre-diabetes
Updated 6/28/2014 12:40:02 PM

Hello, I read a few boards that were old on the topic, so I decided to create a new one. I recently had a physical and the numbers came back with pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes, and slightly high total cholesterol. This is a big wake up call....  Read more

Dodging Diabetes
Updated 6/16/2014 10:38:27 PM

I'm a 48-year old man with a family history of Type II diabetes and I'm insulin resistant. I refuse to let the disease develop in me, so here I am. I've altered my nutritional habits, I'm getting exercise, and I'm on a mission....  Read more

Carbs & diabetes
Updated 5/15/2014 1:26:23 PM

It doesn't make sense that daily carb requirements are higher in Spark-D than when I change to non-diabetic tracking. I need the option to track bs levels but cannot possibly take in as many carbs as your program dictates and have good sugar levels....  Read more

Cirrhosis stage 4 non alcoholic, diabetes type 2
Updated 4/24/2014 11:17:12 PM

Hi all, I don't know if this is the right place for me. I was diagnosed with stage 4 non alcohol cirrhosis in dec.& type 2 diabetes.I'm trying to eat right for both .AnywayI have great drs.,& dietitian. I have a great husband.He has MS.So we help eac...  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

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

Gestational diabetes

Well, my tests came back, and the doc thinks I have gestational diabetes. Yea. So I'm seeing a dietitian tomorrow. Also with the yea. I've been going through Sparkpeople's diabetes sections to learn more about this, and it doesn't have too much a...  Read more