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
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... 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
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults take control of pre-diabetes. Studies have shown that by making healthy... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 1 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
I am pretty much on a clean eating type thing, most everything I eat is fresh, greens, fruit, eggs, some greek yogurt. I cook healthy for the family every night, and I just added in exercise so it is really tough currently.... Read more
Today I have finally started on my weight loss journey. But I know that I am the type of person to lose focus or procrastinate when the initial excitement wears off.
If you could give me any advice, I would appreciate it.
Thank you!ðŸ... 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
Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 DiabetesChinese researchers conducted what's known as a metagenome-wide association study on microbes found in the gut to determine how they might be different in people with type 2 diabetes. They ident... Read more
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that allows glucose (sugar) to leave the bloodstream and enter the cells to be used as fuel.Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, or the cells of th... Read more
1. You’re overweight. Even being just 10 to 15 pounds overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your child is overweight, make sure his pediatrician tests him, because type 2 diabetes is on the rise in kids. The encour... 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
I had a choice...I could have done better. But, I didn't. So am I going to beat myself up? No! Not this time. Not like every other time in my life. I'm going to forgive myself and move on.
I got a call from my endocrinologist this morning with... Read more
"After 250,000 years of evolution, humans became a healthy, well-nourished species with a long life expectancy. In only 30 years, things have gone catastrophically wrong, with epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, unchecked by current policies an... Read more
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