Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
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
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
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
I can't seem to set my carbs between 1 and 100 per day and still be able to use the diabetes glucose tracker. If I use the Diabetes plan thing, it puts me at like 150 to 200 carbs a day and that is WAAY too much for me. If I don't use it,... Read more
I have tracked my calories before...and have started tracking again and same problem is here. I have to force myself to break 1000 calories count each day; 800 is about my average. I can't lose weight. Have a permanently damaged my metabolism and... Read more
Perhaps this is completely irrational of me, but I am very worried that, somehow, my metabolism is going to drop or that it already has. Despite "dieting," I'm definitely not as hungry as I "felt" before I started tracking calories--and it may have b... Read more
The start button on my glucose tracker has disappeared after I entered one glucose. It hasn't reappeared and I've even rebooted the computer with no change. This just happened at about 5 pm today April 1st.
Also every time I come on Spark, i... 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
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
You may want to think twice about turning up your thermostat when the temperatures dip. Compelling research is focusing on the effect of cold on the human body, and how a type of fat called ''brown fat'' may affect heat productio... Read more
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --ShakespeareHigh fructose corn syrup, that ubiquitous refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce, has take... Read more
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