Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... 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
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 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 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
This is a video series published by Dr. Richard Bernstein that is available for free to watch on youtube. Dr. Bernstein is a type 1 diabetic himself and has a life-time of experience and research to share. Highly recommended for anyone with blood-sug... Read more
Diabetes type 2 and food goals??
My diabetes is well out of control but im unsure of the calorific goals i should be aiming for! I'm 5 foot 6 inches, currently weigh 170lbs and would describe myself as big boned. PLEASE help... Read more
I'm heating better and so is my husband I'm so blessed that I went to the doctor's this year and got the physical and blood work done or I would have never known. Walking more with husband and dog (wolf) my goal is to loose at least 40 pounds by this... Read more
I've started testing my blood sugar levels since both of my parents had diabetes. If I find out that I have pre-diabetes, can I treat this with diet alone or are medications needed. Going to a doctor isn't an option for me for the next two months unt... Read more
Yes, there is a safe blood sugar level. It is the optimum range that safely provides the body with adequate amounts of energy. For the average person, it is 70 to 105 mg/dl in a fasting state. (Diabetes is diagnosed when the fasting blood glucose lev... Read more
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. These global events will help improve the education and care of everyone touched by diabetes. To support these efforts and help you take control of your diabetes, we've crea... 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 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
Well, I had my first experience with onset of type 2 diabetes and it's something I don't want to experience again. While things have vastley improved for me I'm not quite out of the woods and I pushed it thinking I was invincible and let things get... Read more
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