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Diabetes Management

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...

Diabetes New Year's Resolutions, Nah!

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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...

Diabetes Is Carrying On

Kylah Goodfellow Klinge | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Kylah Goodfellow Klinge

Diabetes is contorting yourself for real estate, on your skin, where there aren't scars, for needles. Diabetes is wondering how fast you can get your blood sugar to come up before a meeting or an interview or an anything important.

The Invisibility of Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Everyone seems to think blood sugar calculations are effortless. You do it every day. You've done it a million times. But it's not effortless. You start all over every day. Always guessing.

Top 5 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

People with diabetes can enjoy the same foods as family members and with proper planning, you can fit your favorite foods into your meal plan.

PHOTOS: Miss Idaho Knows How To Wear An Insulin Pump With Pride

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News

Miss Idaho 2014 is here to Pump. You. Up! This isn't getting "pumped" in the conventional, Arnold Schwarzenegger-approved sense. Miss Idaho (aka Si...

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

As Diabetes Month ends, I don't know how much we've accomplished. I don't know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get a fasting blood sugar test.

Why I Gave Up Peanut Butter Cups Forever

Leo Brown | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

I wouldn't be here today without Western medicine, but we have a long road to the place where patients have the information they need, where doctors won't hesitate to tell it how it is, and where corporate interests have been purged from public health conversations of massive economic and social importance.

How Society Influences Diabetes Management

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Personally, I will not forget the openness, energy and passion Albright radiated when I met her. It's comforting to know she's advocating for all of us at the CDC.

New Research Toward Curing and Living Better With Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If you were diagnosed more than a decade ago, like me, you heard that there would be a cure in five to 10 years. We're still searching, but we've probably made more progress in the last 10 years than the last 40.

The Urgent State of Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes -- one of the fastest growing epidemics in America, and the world -- doesn't have enough health care providers (HCPS). Not even close.

Health Insurance Companies Are Withholding Life-Saving Education

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Education has fallen so low as a health priority that it's barely noticed when the lack of it causes devastating consequences, including death.