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
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
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
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
Have you joined the SP Diabetes Program? If you do that and turn on meal plans, you can get some great meal ideas that way. You can join the program here:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/diab etes-diet-settings.asp... Read more
I am 26 male I have type 2 diabetes and I have degenerative disc disease with 2 tears in 2 of my discs. I am wanting to lose weight to get more healthier. I currently weigh 318 but I am 6'5 my goal weight is 250. Need all the help I can get.... Read more
You might check our Diabetes forum for a lot of helpful information. Maybe that will help you create a plan for yourself.
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Type 2 Diabetes and DepressionChronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, may cause more than physical problems. Dealing with a disease like type 2 diabetes means constantly being aware of what you eat, what you do, and how you live. And adjusting to... Read more
Type 2 Diabetes SymptomsBecause type 2 diabetes develops slowly, and symptoms generally come on gradually, they may go unnoticed for a long time, or they may be attributed to something else.For example, increased thirst may be chalked up to a hot sum... Read more
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels as a result of defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. In 2006, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death according to U.S. death certificates.... Read more
Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about all the tools and content you can find on SparkPeople to help you successfully manage your diabetes whether you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic o... Read more
Diabetes is featured as polydipsia, polyuria , and polyphagia and macritus.
1. Polydipsia (Increased thirst & fluid intake)
Polydipsia is caused by massive fluid lose. Due to the polyuria, the diabetics experience thirsty and of course, mor... Read more
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