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Not So Fast: 3 Ways To Slow Aging

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. George Burns Americans are getting old. In 1900...

Diabetes Patients Struggle To Obtain Life-Saving Insulin In War-Torn Syria

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home

In the second installment of our series on chronic illnesses in Syria, we explore the diabetes crisis across the war-torn country and the constant str...

Why Are So Many Kids Dying From Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

An Open Letter To The Non-Diabetes Medical Community At Large and All Parents With Kids of Every Age, Everywhere! Dear pediatricians, nurses, medical...

Scientists Have Solved A Major Diabetes Mystery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science

Scientists have taken a big step in better understanding how Type 1 diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, which could lead to novel ways to both treat an...

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...

Many Cats With Diabetes Can Achieve Remission

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat seems to be thirstier than usual, is urinating frequently, is hungry all the time but also losing weight, you should have him checked by your veterinarian for feline diabetes.

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.

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.

6 Strategies for Surviving Gestational Diabetes

Allison Alter | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

Regardless of the number of pregnancies experienced, a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes can be devastating to even the most level-headed mother. Every woman experiences the impact of the news and intervention differently, but all emotions are valid and reasonable.

You Don't Need To Lose A Lot Of Weight To Start Seeing Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Good news for anyone who is obese and trying to get healthier: Losing just 5 percent of your body weight can lead to significant improvements in insul...

Diabetes and Donuts: Time to Stop the Stereotypes

Andrea King | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea King

Diabetes is a life-threatening disease. So how about we ditch the blame and the shame, the snarky memes and jokes, and empathize and educate instead?

People Disgusted by CrossFit's 'Open Diabetes' Coke Tweet

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In a tweet Monday CrossFit's CEO Greg Glassman took credit for the above image. It created a backlash on social media. Mostly among people with Type 1...

What Fills You Up? Don't Let Hunger Sabotage Your Diet

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Hunger sabotages diets. Many dieters know what to do, but they can't stick to their diets because they feel too hungry. If you eat too much of anything, you'll feel full. But which foods can fill you up without overeating? If you can answer that question, you can master your cravings.

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.

Diabetes' Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If I hadn't had the maple syrup, that more than 200-point drop could have killed me. Until my blood sugar stabilized within normal range, I watched it on my CGM and checked it on my meter every half hour.

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.

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.

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weight...

The Labor of Love

Erin Zahradka | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Zahradka

You can't keep a good woman down... And for 36-year-old Erin McIlvain, a high-risk pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes is just one more thing she is handli...

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.

Why Did Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Wear Her Insulin Pump During Competition?

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

This past July, right before she was about to go onstage at the Miss Idaho competition, a contestant named Sierra Sandison, who suffers from diabetes, was nervous and conflicted about wearing her insulin pump in such a public arena.

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.