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Normal Blood Sugar Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Normal Blood Sugar.

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How to Treat Diabetes-Related Hypoglycemia

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

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

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

Learn to Love Strength Training

I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d...  Read more

Triglycerides and Your Health

If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce...  Read more

Sugar
Updated 10/18/2014 8:55:04 PM

I was addicted to sugar but didn't know it. I had a Mello Yello every morning, junk food all day, but because I ate a lot of veggies I thought I was pretty healthy. I started a 10 week challenge that entails avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes...  Read more

feeling crappy and craving sugar
Updated 10/17/2014 8:11:07 AM

I have just returned to SparkPeople after a year of non-participation. I got so tired of the tracking that I fell off the wagon. Now I am back on and trying very hard to eat right. If someone had waved a giant Hershey bar in front of me at 10 this mo...  Read more

Anyone have any tips for fighting sugar cravings?
Updated 10/15/2014 9:38:44 PM

Anyone have any tips for fighting sugar cravings? Sweets seem to be my weakness and if I want to reach my goal weight then I need to stop eating so much of them!...  Read more

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medici
Updated 10/14/2014 1:18:44 PM

Only 27 and had to be put on blood pressure medicine a few days ago. Been dizzy lately and found out my bp is in the 160s over 100s. Not good. Hopefully it goes down as I lose weight....  Read more

So, I'm kinda addicted to sugar.I get cravings tha
Updated 10/14/2014 11:16:22 PM

So, I'm kinda addicted to sugar.I get cravings that I honestly don't know how to make it through. I know eating fruit is supposed to help, but when i eat an apple while wanting a brownie, it tastes like cardboard. Any timeline for tastebuds changing?...  Read more

Some things to help lower blood sugar

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

Blood Sugar Rises to Fight An Illiness

Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

Tracking Your Numbers

I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev...  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

What is a normal blood sugar level - Kris Kresser and Richard Bernstein agree

Here are two links to articles that Kris Kresser has written about blood sugar and why the American Diabetes Association may not be telling the whole story: chriskresser.com/when-your-normal-blood-su
gar-isnt-normal-part-1 chriskresser.c...  Read more

Normal Blood Sugar

I'm already seeing excellent results using these tools to track my progress. Although I have an issue with high blood sugar first thing in the morning, by making careful choices for breakfast, my blood sugar comes right to a normal reading of 110, 2...  Read more