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Diabetes Prevention

Navigating The Holiday Eating Season With Diabetes

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Below are some practical tips to eat more mindfully and avoid temptations to overeat this holiday season:

This Latina Mom Supports CA's Proposed Soda Tax

Elisa Batista | Posted 04.11.2017 | Latino Voices
Elisa Batista

Let's be real here. Soda isn't harmless. It's liquid sugar that too often is consumed by kids like water. And now I want to say loud and clear: this mamá supports California's proposed soda tax.

The Diabetes Prevention Program: An Einstein Success Story

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The conundrum faced by NIDDK and the DPP investigators following the demonstration of the powerful diabetes prevention effect of the intensive lifestyle intervention was how to translate this finding cost-effectively in a "real world' setting.

Integrating Fitness With Mental Health Services Provides Holistic, Preventive Care for Individuals With Mental Illness

David F Brand | Posted 04.05.2017 | Healthy Living
David F Brand

Poverty, mental illness and poor physical health weave a lethal web that can ensnare an individual and prompt premature death (not to mention exorbitant medical spending).

A Plant-Based Diet Effective in Treating Diabetes

Amanda Brocket | Posted 03.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Amanda Brocket

Recently a team of American and Japanese researchers found that a plant-based diet is more powerful than pharmacological treatment at reversing diabetes than previously thought.

Attention Dieters: Heart Healthy Is The New Skinny

Dawn Zier | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

In the end, shedding a few pounds may not make you look or feel like a runway model. But it will help you live a longer and healthier life. That's some serious validation. Maybe we can even work to make it the new skinny.

The Epidemic That Should Be an Orphan Disease

Dawn Zier | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

Think about that next time you're out in public. Chances are that more than a third of every one you run into either has, or is at risk of getting, this disease. And you may be too.

Diabetes Prevention Is Paramount

Rob Taub | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center was founded by a diabetic, philanthropist Russell Berrie and supports a unique combination of researchers and clinici...

4 Must-Do Gym Exercises to Help Prevent Diabetes

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Are you at risk for diabetes? Diabetes is reaching an all-time high. In fact, over 29 million people have diabetes. What's even more concerning (despi...

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.

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.

This Is What Diabetes Looks Like In America

Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living

The health threats Americans face every day are staggering, but none as pervasive as diabetes: 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the U.S. popu...

Diabetes and My Experience Obtaining Health Insurance Through Obamacare: Part 2

Peg Abernathy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

This is the second installment of a short series of posts about obtaining health care coverage with a pre-existing condition through Obamacare. I woul...

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.

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To Have A Healthy Brain When You're Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

If you've been putting off exercise or swearing you'll start eating healthier tomorrow -- here's your wake up call. A new study says diabetes in midli...

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.

The 'Diabetical'

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

I have loved the term "diabetical" since the matriarch of Tyler Perry's Madea movie franchise first coined the phrase. The term masterfully highlights the diabolical nature of the disease, which has now become a worldwide public health crisis.

A Diabetes Hoarder Story

Peg Abernathy | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes more than 25 years ago, I had no health insurance. And due to my young adult perspective and extreme naiveté about managing my diabetes condition, I believed that very little about my personal life would change with my diagnosis. I guess ignorance is bliss, but ignorance can also cause the eventual reality to be that much more painful.

An Investment in Prevention Offers a Healthy Return

Steven Knapp | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Steven Knapp

More and more children and young adults are developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that was previously virtually nonexistent in these age groups -- and one that is linked to unhealthy weight gain.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Low-Carb? Don't Starve: Veggie Alternatives to Pasta, Rice and Bread

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.25.2014 | Taste
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm a devout carnivore. Meat is still what's for dinner most days "chez nous." So a low-carb, high-protein diet suggested by my doctor sounded perfect...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.