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Healthy Blood Glucose Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Blood Glucose.

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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

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you...  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

Understanding Hypoglycemia

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

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

Eating healthy for few weeks now and when i monito
Updated 7/6/2015 9:11:47 AM

Eating healthy for few weeks now and when i monitor my calorie breakdown i noticed my protein is always severely low. im vegetarian for almost all days. So this means no eggs poultry or meat in the house. Anyone with tips on decent tasting protein?...  Read more

Ugh! Packed a healthy lunch and left it on the cou
Updated 7/1/2015 11:02:04 AM

Ugh! Packed a healthy lunch and left it on the counter at home. Thank goodness Subway is close to work....  Read more

Free food at work has been the bane of my healthy
Updated 7/1/2015 1:06:10 PM

Free food at work has been the bane of my healthy eating efforts for the past 2 days. What do you do when cookies, pizza, and doughnuts are shoved under your nose at work? This compulsive over eater is struggling....  Read more

Today is my first day on the road to a healthier m
Updated 6/30/2015 1:33:31 PM

Today is my first day on the road to a healthier me! I am 19 days postpartum and reality is starting to sit in that I gained 70lbs while being pregnant. 19 days ago I was 272lbs today I am 245. Only 95lbs more to go! Please help me stay motivated!!!...  Read more

Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the
Updated 6/30/2015 1:29:30 PM

Woot! Blood pressure is easing down. Dr upped the levimir to 35 units. We're trying to find that sweet spot. Go back July 10th then kidney on the 14th. Please let there not be a lot of new meds! *crosses fingers* small victories right?...  Read more

Record your insulin use

Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working.Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it wo...  Read more

Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.

Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after.Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low.While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose,...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Is Everyone Being Too Hard on Paula Deen?

Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has type 2 diabetes set the media ablaze with speculation and discussion regarding the role of her diet and the potentially deadly disease. Some critics claim that her high-fat, high-calorie, high-sodium...  Read more

You Asked: Will Fasting Jump-Start My Weight-Loss Efforts and Boost My Health?

Fasting has long been touted as a healthy process with many benefits such as cleaning the system, ridding the body of so-called toxins, benefiting the intestinal track, boosting metabolism, and jumpstarting weight loss. However none of these notions...  Read more