Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... 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
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
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Hi all, I had been low carbing for 6+ months, and managed to lose almost 50#s. I started to see that I wasn't doing too well health wise, I was feeling sluggish, didn't have energy to work out and realized after some research i needed to add in more... Read more
I went to bed at 11 PM with Blood Sugar of 154 and took 65 units Lantus. No snack or food of any kind. When I woke at 10 AM, my blood sugar was 357. This is not completely uncommon to me as my sugar tends to drop quite a bit at night and my liver... Read more
Does anyone know how to get blood out of the inside of their shoes? I forgot to put a band-aid on my blister before I left for my run tonight and it ended up popping and bleeding onto the back of my shoe. I just got my new shoes a couple days ago so... Read more
Good morning SparkPeople! I need some advice for low energy after working out. I'm doing cardio and strength training as well as eating a healthier diet. I noticed though that i'm dragging a little bit afterwards. I believe I should have more energy... Read more
Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides. Cloves stimulate digestion. Ginger contains antioxidants. Tumeric fights inflamation. Cayenne Pepper and red pepper stimulates metabolism and fat-burning. Yipee!Regular consumption... Read more
Cherries are als foods that lower blood sugar.Avocado contains fiber to help slow down blood sugar increases when added to a meal.Eat small slices of avocado through the day to balance blood sugar.Sweet Potatoes will digest slowly. Sweet Potatoes hav... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... 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
I often see articles about the "best pre-workout snacks" to eat. But how many people really require one? If you’re going out for a walk or a bike ride or playing a little tennis, you probably don’t need to eat before you go. Man... Read more
This weekend, I experienced not one, but TWO low blood sugars. For those of you who are diabetic, you know what I mean. I describe it as feeling “wonky.” Lightheadedness, unclear thoughts, jelly legs, sometimes hunger pangs. The first one, on Sat... Read more
My PCM told me to be aware of feeling signs of low blood sugar.
I'm confused about being "low". I was reading that one sign us hunger. For two days in a row, in the afternoon, I've been feeling ravenously hungry. So, I eat a snack which is... Read more
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