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
Physical activity is associated with many health benefits and is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. For individuals with type 1 diabetes, exercise provides additional benefits—and its own set of risks. In this article, we'll explor... Read more
You're committing to a healthier lifestyle for plenty of reasons. Whether you want to look better, feel stronger or live longer, you know that regular exercise, adequate sleep and healthy eating can help us do all of those things—and more. Thos... Read more
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 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
Hi, Friends -- Quick question: It seems to me that after I do upper-body strength training, my arms and shoulders show a lot more muscle definition for an hour or two. Is that just my imagination, or is it a real phenomenon? If it's real, what cau... Read more
Hi, I'm new to this site and just happened to luck up on it. Over the last 10 years I have been steadily gaining weight. It never seemed to matter how much I ate, what I ate or how much I exercised I never seemed to be able to drop the lbs. I hav... Read more
I wanted to have one place where I could go to see pre and post blood sugar readings and also to be able to track my Insulin usage for that day. I created four new "meals", naming them Breakfast Insulin, Lunch Insulin, Dinner Insulin and Lantus.Havin... Read more
I'm an Insulin dependent diabetic, & while insulin use dropped my A1c into the 7's, I wanted to be closer to normal.My Endocrinologist worked with me to find how many grams of carbohydrates would need one unit of insulin.Since then I have calculated... Read more
From Fitness Magazine
Attention shoppers: Window shopping is not a workout. Which daily tasks do make the cut as exercise? FITNESS Magazine breaks it down here.
Does It Count? IT DEPENDS
A leisurely stop-and-shop visit t... Read more
It's summertime! Did you know that if you have diabetes you need to be extra careful during the summer? Do you know which summer footwear is better for people with diabetes? Do you know if sunburns affect blood sugar levels? Do you know how to... Read more
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