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
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
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
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In... Read more
Until 5 years ago, I would classify my eating habits as TERRIBLE.
My doctor warned me that I was borderline pre-diabetic. I got scared.
It took a big scare to get me to change my ways.
Iíve totally changed my eating habits since then... Read more
For those of you who take Insulin for your Diabetes, how do you manage to lose weight? I have been taking Insulin now for a month and have steadily gained at least 1 pound a week, despite 40 min of cardio 5 times a week. Help :) 46... Read more
Kinda bummed. Went to the doctor yesterday and she had me start with daily insulin shots as my A1c is up to 7.9 from 5.5 two years ago. I am also having some issues with my feet being numb, thus the insulin need. I was kind of hoping to not have t... Read more
I moved to Indianapolis from Cincinnati 2 years ago and within a year I gained over 30 pounds. For most of my life I was extremely thin (possibly even too thin), but in my early 30's I started to gain a pound or so a year, mostly concent... Read more
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
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
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
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
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