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 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
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
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or your mom forces you to go to the dentist. However, you should really give your pearly whites a closer look. After all, your teeth are one of the first thin... 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
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63, lots of health problems, practically again a Parent to 4, financial problems, I quite smoling 6 months ago, which noone cares about except to be able to harrass me about it. all... Read more
This morning when I took my blood sugar , it was 217. I did slip up and ate a cupcake! A few hours later I helped my husband cut our front and back yard. Took my blood sugar for the second time today and it was 76. Does excerise burn that much sugar?... 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
Hi, my name is Anita and I have been diagnosed with pre diabetes. I am married, 39 years old, no children and coming from some victories, losing 15 kgs (I used to weigh 90kg, I reduced to 73 a year ago but then suffered of hyperthyroidism. Well, I'm... Read more
I'm kicking my diabetes to the curb ...My tests came in very good!
This is after the first 3 months of being a diagnosed diabetic ...
I now have HgA1C at 6.5, down from 8.3 from 3 months ago ...
Fasting a.m. blood glucose is now 107, down... Read more
If you have horizontal ridges on your fingernails this could be a sign of diabetes or kidney disease. A Discoloration could also be a sign of an illness. if you developed ridges in the nails see your doctor please. dont wear nail polish all the time... Read more
If your itching, any number of reasons can cause it, but be aware that this could by an early sign of diabetes. Uric acid in your system could be the culprit or sugar. For a diabetic the itches can drive you mad sometimes &it can happen with or wit... Read more
Here's a shocking fact: Some 25% of people who have type 2 diabetes don't realize it. Three ways you can stay vigilant:Recognize the sneaky symptoms Do you have frequent yeast infections? Since extra glucose, or sugar, in your bloodstrea... Read more
This season's hottest Grey's Anatomy plotline, in which Dr. Izzy Stevens' hallucinations of her dead fiancÚ turn out to be caused by melanoma that spread to her brain and other organs, has surely unnerved more than one fan. Is this mole troublesome?... Read more
According to Life Choices, there are nine warning signs of Diabetes. Those warning signes are:
1.Excessive urination and thirst.
2.Weight loss with nausea, easy tiring, weakness, or irritability.
3.Craving for sweets or other food.
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Many people have diabetes and are unaware that they have it. I had many of the symptoms of diabetes for years but I wasn't diagnosed until recently.
I had gotten so tired that I would go back to bed after being up for a short while. I was suffering... Read more
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