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Insulin Resistance Syndrome Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Insulin Resistance Syndrome.

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

Strengthen Your Heart with Strength Training

When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste...  Read more

Insomnia Can Hinder Your Weight Loss

So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu...  Read more

Eating with Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga...  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

when best time to exercise if on insulin
Updated 6/6/2014 2:11:48 PM

I'm on insulin and wondering what's the best time to exercise since I'm told to wait an hour after I take my insulin. If I exercise in the morning, can I exercise before breakfast? That's before I take my insulin. or is another time better....  Read more

Insulin Resistance
Updated 6/4/2014 2:56:08 PM

Hey everyone, I have been on Spark People for several years now, but never kept up with it for over a week. I had gestational diabetes with my first child in December 2012 and recently discovered that I am insulin resistant. I have no choice bu...  Read more

Resistance bands
Updated 5/27/2014 9:48:51 AM

Does anyone use them regularly? I have them at home and I need to start slow as far as excercise goes. The resistance bands seem to be an 'easy' way to start. Any tips, excercises? I know they've got the library on here, but just looking for a l...  Read more

tracking insulin doses
Updated 5/26/2014 5:33:01 PM

Can you please add a section for tracking our daily insulin doses in the Glucose/Diabetes Measurements, so that everything is in one place and we can have printed reports for our doctors visits. Thank you for your time 252...  Read more

hunger, carbs and insulin
Updated 4/29/2014 7:32:33 PM

I end up every evening with a problem. I have to avoid flour/grain-based carbs because my blood sugar SKY ROCKETS depending on what I eat and how much....we're talking 400-600 mgl. Not just a little bit. :-( I do pretty well all day but by eve...  Read more

Your Heart & Your Waist

Everyday Health reports ...If you have gained weight in middle age & most of it is in your belly, you are likely part of the American epidemic of prediabetes. If you don't start eating better and exercising, full-blown diabetes will almost certainly...  Read more

Food is the cheapest medicine you can buy

Be sure to include the 4 food groups in all your meals, & donít forget to check the labels for trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Little by little, making better food choices will help you reverse your insulin resistance within weeks. Nutrient...  Read more

INSULIN RESISTANCE

We will be here to support you during the challenges of trying to lose while dealing with insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetics, PCOSers, prediabetics are all welcome!...  Read more

Could You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Since the 1940's a relationship between certain metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease has been recognized. In the 1980's this association began being known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome. Last week, a new study revealed that "women wh...  Read more

Could Peaches, Cherries, and Plums Fight Obesity and Diabetes?

Metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States and paves the way toward obesity and heart disease for millions of people every year. Since these are two of the most common chronic diseases today, making lifestyle modifications...  Read more