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Diabetes Prevention

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

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

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

Designing Our Solutions: The Need for Women and Minorities in STEM

Cecilia Corral | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Cecilia Corral

I was recently reminded why I chose to be an engineer in the first place by the Smithsonian infographic on "Where a STEM Education Can Take You." The infographic cites, "49% of female STEM college students say they chose their field because of a desire to make a difference." I definitely fell in that 49%.

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?

How Ironic, I Am Pre-Diabetic

James Calder | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
James Calder

Anderson and the American Diabetes Association believe that we need everyone to understand that diabetes is serious and that early screening and treatment play enormous dividends over time in reducing complications.

Are You Busier Than the President? There's No Excuse for Not Exercising

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Here are a few benefits of exercise that may convince you to make time for aerobic exercise, just as our president does.

Mom Walks Off 60 Pounds One Step At A Time

Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

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...

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio Researchers have found an unlikely way to block development of type 1 diabetes in females -- exposing them to bacteria from the ...

Imagine a World Without Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Sugar Ray Leonard

I faced some tough opponents throughout my career in the boxing ring. It took the perfect combination of punches, resilience and an enduring commitment to become a champion. Today, the U.S. is facing a hard-hitting opponent of its own -- diabetes.

When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Link Between Sugary Drinks and African-American Health Disparities

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.

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.

Is Vitamin D A Good Idea For Diabetics?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The so-called popularity of vitamin D has reached a level such that even people and doctors who do not generally believe in vitamins or supplements have started to jump on the bandwagon of keeping vitamin D levels hearty.

Hope Stirs As Diabetes Threat Mounts

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, there is good news: Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and we can stop it from affecting even more around the world. The answer is as clear as the potential toll is severe -- health education.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

Can Eating Breakfast Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

If you're someone who regularly skips breakfast, it might be time to restructure your morning to fit it in. The immediate and long-term effects are an investment in your health and wellbeing.

Losing Weight Can Reduce Your Risk Of Disease (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Losing weight and keeping the pounds off is a goal many people have, but now research shows that staying healthy can significantly reduce your risk of...

Why You Don't Have To Be Overweight To Be Unhealthy

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We need to stand up in our homes, communities and schools and create healthy environments for kids. We need to take back our kids' taste buds, our kitchens and our homes, which have been hijacked by the food industry, and ban anything except real food.

How One Social Experiment Helped 15,000 People Lose 250,000 Pounds

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Acute disease can be left to the hospitals, but creating health and healing of chronic disease seems to happen best in the community -- with people helping people where each one of us lives, where we eat, cook, learn, work, play and pray.

7 Myths About Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Having a diagnosis of diabetes does not mean your life is now about eating only lettuce. It means you need to be cognitive of what is happening in your body and know how to make modifications to avoid diabetes complications.

Laura Steiner

Healthy Food With A Latin American Twist | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.03.2012 | Latino Voices

The day chef Sam Talbot was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, his mother, in a symbolic act, took him to 'Friendly's,' where he feasted...

Itamar Raz: A Few Years Away From Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Forty years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was told -- as we all were -- that the cure was five to 10 years away. There still is no cure, but I just interviewed the man who may be a breath away from preventing type 1 diabetes.