When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
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
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... 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
I am walking 2-3 miles every morning and then using the gazelle for an hour every evening. I feel so much better, it has finally become habit for me, but, I would love to see the scales going down a lil faster than they are, any suggestions?... Read more
I am 54 years old 6'1" and very muscular. Last year I got down to my ideal weight of 206 by running,lifting weights and playing sports. I've gained 16 lbs this year doing basically the same things. I'm eating 2600 cals burning 4500 what gives?... Read more
Help. I started back in April and have done great and lost 30lbs but suddenly my body is not responding and I have not lost any for two weeks now. Why has my body stopped responding to the diet.... Read more
I was diagnosed with diabetes 10/10 (A1C of 7.1) and I decided at that very moment, this was not going to be a part of me.39By being extremely diligent about my water consumption, carb intake(even lower than Sparkpeople's recommendation) and making... Read more
Diet and DiabetesMaking healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection..For most people who donít feel well, a visit to the doctor can diagnose and fix the problem. S... Read more
This is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. SparkPeople Member: NORASPAT In 2009, I came across “The Spark&rdqu... Read more
Have Better DaysFeel like all of the advice you hear tells you to do more? Eat more salad. Drink more water. But it's not just about doing more, it's about doing what you already do—like taking a walk or drinking coffee—... Read more
What I use for testing my Blood Sugar and My insulin and what I eat for breakfast :D
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Iíve been reading extensively about diabetes since December 10, 2014, when I joined SparkPeople. Iíve also been talking about diabetes with friends and family. A better picture of what causes it is forming for me.
Too much starch and carbs are... Read more
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