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
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
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
As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
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
In regards to my miscarraige post: blood test being retested tomorrow and have an appt with the ob Friday morning...I refuse to believe it's over until it's over...no bleeding or symptoms of m/c....It's in Gods Hands. For now, all is well :)... Read more
Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant according to nurse, I'm 2-3wks along?, really early she said) second hcg level was 25:( doesn't look good, hoping otherwise though... Read more
Already anticipating a high stress day. Today will be a test of my de-stress techniques. Breathing deep, exercise, focus on tasks, eat right and drink plenty of water, stretch, and the most important...PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!... Read more
My fasting glucose tested @104 twice in the last 6 months. my dr won't give me a pre-diabetes diagnosis because she says it will follow me for the rest of my life. Insurance won't pay for any nutrition councilor unless I have the diagnosis. Ideas pls... Read more
The past 14 years I've gradually put on 50 lb but without knowing why. During the past 7 years I was diagnosed with 32 food sensitivities, a low thyroid and insulin resistance! So if you too can't lose weight and keep gaining make sure to be tested f... Read more
Insulin resistance may be a worthwhile treatment target to prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease, several studies reported here suggested.Patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment receiving 40 IU/day of intranasal insulin detemir... Read more
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 &quo... 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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