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PSA: A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces avera...

Why Managing Diabetes Is a Full-Time Job

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

I don't think we as diabetics give ourselves half of the credit that we should. "Having diabetes is like running a marathon -- where there isn't a fi...

The Day I Was Diagnosed With Type One Diabetes Changed My Life Forever

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

With insulin, syringes, blood sugar meter, and snacks in hand. I left as this person I didn't even know yet. I didn't know the severity of the condition I was now diagnosed with. The day I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes changed me forever.

Don't Resist This Starch

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

The more your blood sugar goes up and down, the more you gain weight and the more you are at risk for the complications of diabetes. Resistant starch helps stabilize your blood sugar more than any other known compound.

The Shocking Truth About Sugar

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you have a sweet tooth, the real facts about sugar will shock you. Plain and simple, sugar is ruining our nation's health.

Diabetes New Year's Resolutions, Nah!

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Cartoons by Haidee Soule Merritt. Used with permission. I don't make New Year's resolutions. Let's be frank, where in my brain would there be room fo...

4 Foods That Steady Your Blood Sugar | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Wondering what blood sugar has to do with you, if you don't have diabetes? Keeping your blood sugar levels as steady as possibleno...

1 In 3 Healthy Adults Will Develop Diabetes Over Their Lifetime

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of 45-year-olds will develop so-called prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar level that often precedes diabetes, accordi...

The Hidden Cost of Diabetes Devices to Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes devices are life-enhancing. For the most part they give us remarkable capacity to better manage our health. But we must recognize that new technology also adds effort, frustration, discomfort, confusion and expense to patients' lives.

The Prescription for a Healthy Life: A Helpful Neighbor

NationSwell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact

In 2013, the New York City Health Department declared a diabetes epidemic in the city. The number of people who had contracted the disease had more th...

Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Tied To Better Diabetes Blood Sugar

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Big breakfasts and small dinners might be a healthier way to eat for people with type 2 diabetes,...

Insulin Resistance: The Real Reason Why You Aren't Losing Weight

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.

When Sugar Was the Answer

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

"She isn't talking," he said. "She won't respond to anything I say." There was no color in her face. Her eyes looked clouded and distant.

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usual...

25 Tips for Living With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

These tips are in no particular order, and they won't all apply to you. However, if you find one or two you can put into practice, your life and your health may vastly improve.

Can Sugar Make You Stressed?

Alan Christianson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Even when you cannot control every cause of stress in the world around you, the simple act of keeping your blood sugar levels stable will make you more resilient. Not only that, but stable blood sugar levels will help you stay lean and energized.

The Power of a Prefix: Three Letters That Could Save Your Life

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.

Let's Stop Lying About Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I'd like everyone who has diabetes to stop suffering from this lie that we can control blood sugar. We can't. And, I truly wish everyone diagnosed with diabetes from this day forward would hear this from their health care professional.

The #1 Killer and a #1 Star: What James Gandolfini's Death and Multiple Celebrity Tragedies Tell Us to Do Now

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...

8 Surprising Ways To Lower Your Diabetes Risk

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90-95 p...

Exercise Before Meals May Help Control Blood Sugar

Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Martta Kelly, Contributing Writer Published: 05/08/2014 06:45 PM EDT on LiveScience Doing short bursts of intense exercise before meals may ...

5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in passing lots of clear urine.

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I got diabetes in February 1972 when I was 18 years old. I'm now 60. I've had diabetes more than four decades, more than two-thirds of my life. I have no memory of what life was like before "staying between the lines."

Chronic Illness' Opportunity for Patients and Providers

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.