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Diabetes Health

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...

How I Struggled as a Teen With Diabetes

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

My teenage years were a struggle, to say the least. I was a typical teenager, combating hormones, stress from school, and lack of self-confidence. Then throw diabetes into the mix, and you have yourself a world full of trouble.

The Harsh Reality of Diabetes

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

John was a godsend. A wake-up call, shall you say. This is what could happen if I don't take care of myself.

What I Would Tell My 12-Year-Old Self Today About Managing Diabetes

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

Finding out that you have diabetes is a very difficult concept to process, no matter the age. But being that I was 12 years old at the time, I feel that it inhibited my conscious effort to accept being diabetic. Looking back, I'm surprised that I'm alive today.

Robert Kardashian Health Scare Is a Window Into an Epidemic Afflicting the Rest of The World

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 02.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

Diabetes doesn't always come in the shapes and sizes that we think of either. To be sure, it is easy to blame the disease on "poor lifestyle choices" made by individuals who could otherwise prevent the afflictions of the disease on themselves. But the potential for developing the disease also has to do with genetics.

Wait, I Think I Almost Forgot That I Have Type 1 Diabetes

Peg Abernathy | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Yes, it happened. For a few blessed, fleeting hours, I actually forgot that I have Type 1 diabetes. I'm not talking about pushing it into the back of my mind, but completely and totally forgetting about it. Everything.

When You Love a Woman With Type 1 Diabetes

Peg Abernathy | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Trust me when I say that the emotional side of diabetes is a huge piece of the puzzle and if it is not taken into consideration, it can unravel all well-laid diabetes plans. So if you love a woman with Type 1, maybe this blog will give you a little something to consider. Or maybe you already know everything. That being said....

A 'Perverse' Marketplace for Prescription Drugs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We're talking about drugs whose costs have been paid for and whose benefits are needed by real people right now. The Bottom Line: patients should not be paying inflated prices for drugs they desperately need.

Type 1 Diabetes Betrayal

Peg Abernathy | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

I thought this blog, which is written from my personal standpoint of living with Type 1 diabetes for 27 years, was going to be difficult to write. But...

For the Last Time, I Have Type 1 Diabetes, Not Type 2 Diabetes! There's a Big Difference

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

It seems that we adult Type 1s who have officially aged out of the juvenile stage and who aren't sick are now going around confusing everybody. Sorry. I lived.

Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

President Obama may be able to add another feather to his cap, according to a study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients published in Diabetes Care th...

Why I Told My Diabetes Doctor to Back Off

Peg Abernathy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Let's do a little math quiz. What does 9 x 365 x 27 mean? Yes, in my diabetes lifetime, I have stuck a needle in my fingertips over 88,000 times -- 88,000! So, to all my doctors and well-meaning friends and family members, I'm trying my very best.

Get Smart: Prevent or Manage Diabetes With Your Smartphone

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The bottom line is that diabetes is a self-managed disease, and it's important to use all the tools at your disposal to help manage your condition. Smartphones, which are now integrated into many people's daily lives, allow for innovative ways to do this.

My Doctor's Nutrition Advice For My Diabetes, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.27.2014 | Home

When it comes to planning meals as a diabetic,Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had some everyday tips to share with us. She...

Reaching the Unreachable: A Personal Approach to Diabetes

David Weingard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Weingard

People with diabetes have different experiences, contributing to the complexity of managing an already multidimensional disease. There were so many beautiful and human moments as people shared their individual challenges and successes living with diabetes.

Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

When I was diagnosed at 18, I was told my lifespan would be 15 years shorter than if I hadn't gotten diabetes. Yet today many say that people with Type 1 diabetes may outlive others because we have to take care of ourselves.

Researchers Question The Link Between Vitamin D And Diabetes

Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews Something funny happens if you map the incidence rate of type 1 diabetes across the entire globe. The closer you get to the eq...

WATCH: How I Found Strength In My Diabetes Diagnosis

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic, but some people find that they can use their health crisis as an opportunity to tap into their inne...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

Diabetes Websites to Improve Your Care

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

These websites and resources have helped me stay informed, do the work I do, and keep learning to improve my care. They have also supported me and lifted my spirits on more than one occasion.

What Diabetes Research Is Not Focusing On

Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living

When it comes to researching diabetes, are our priorities in order? According to a Duke University study, diabetes research emphasizes drug therapi...

Diabetes And The Holidays: 3 Easy Ways To Prevent The Condition

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Small, reasonable changes can add up to a lot of benefits in your future. Incremental adjustments can ensure the earthquake of a diabetes diagnosis never happens to you.

Tweets of Diabetes Experience

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While it's easy to see diabetes as a burden and at times feel angry, ashamed or frustrated, if we look at it through the spirit of thanks-giving, it's also possible to see something gained.

One Excellent Reason for Not Keeping Your Diabetes a Secret

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

I can think of at least several good reasons for not keeping your diabetes a secret. It is usually a good idea to let at least a few of your close friends and/or colleagues that you see on a regular basis know you have diabetes.

How 24 Women Live Successfully With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.06.2012 | Books
Riva Greenberg

The book's publication is the successful accomplishment of clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Beverly S. Adler, who has had type 1 diabetes for 36 years.