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Insulin Resistance Test Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Insulin Resistance Test.

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

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

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

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

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

Metabolic testing
Updated 6/13/2014 8:04:02 AM

I finally decided to go in for metabolic testing. I can get it for free and have qualified for it for several years, but only just decided to make the effort to go in. I have to drive about 75 minutes each way and it requires 2 appointments. The f...  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

Testing the waters....
Updated 6/5/2014 10:35:38 AM

... and dipping one toe in here... I feel like the new kid at school who doesn't know her way around yet. This is a large site from what I have seen so far, and it's a bit scary with all that tracking going on. I have recently joined up and hopin...  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

Blood Test Has Potential to Predict Alzheimerís
Updated 6/5/2014 10:29:42 PM

The Koyal Group InfoMag New - In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer's disease before patients start showing symp...  Read more

Not losing weight but gaining instead: check your thyroid and blood sugar levels!

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

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

Tips for a Healthy Summer with Diabetes

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