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A Shocking Number Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The study of government health surveys echoes...

Most People With Pre-Diabetes Don't Know They Have It

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown diseas...

There Are Now 86 Million People With Pre-Diabetes -- Sadly, Most Will Get It

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

It is my belief that instead of only working to improve the lives of people with diabetes, we need to put significant effort into preventing people from ever developing the illness. That, I believe is where health care professionals can have the greatest impact.

Fighting Obesity -- One Bodega at a Time

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.

Does Sugar's State of Matter Really Matter?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Studies have shown that there is something distinctive about getting calories in liquid form. Solid sugars affect satiety, while studies have demonstrated that liquid sugar doesn't suppress appetite -- sugary drinks' calories are just added.

My Weekend as a Diabetic

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

I wish my dermatologist had originally said something a little less specific like, "Let's do a blood test to see if we can figure out what the problem is" or something equally general. I might have then assumed it was a vitamin or mineral deficiency. But that word, diabetes, triggered panic.

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.

The Lie That's Killing Us: Pre-Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

My proposition is that recognizing pre-diabetes as "Stage 1" Type 2 diabetes will get millions more people to take action to stop their diabetes from progressing.

How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (And Other Food And Diet Industry Secrets)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies by the food industry combined with bad government policy based on food industry lobbying are the major cause of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.

Why Cooking Can Save Your Life

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The cure for what ails us -- both in our bodies and in our nation -- can be found in the kitchen. It is a place to rebuild community and connection, strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills to our children, and enrich and nourish our bodies and our souls.

Why Should We Care About Diabetes?

Michael Segal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

Diabetes is hurting people both at the personal and the national levels. The best way to fight Type 2 diabetes is to avoid it in the first place. Developing healthy nutrition and physical activity habits are critical factors in avoiding diabetes.

Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy. But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be -- if you are a "skinny fat" person, that is.

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.

Can Social Networks Cure Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

After Haiti I realized that the answer had to be somewhere else. If social networks can promote unhealthy lifestyles, maybe we can use social networks to create health.

7 Diabetes Tips to Make You Tops

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

See your blood sugar numbers as information not a judgment of your self-worth. Monitoring your blood sugar is the best tool to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your diabetes treatment plan.

New Cure For Chronic Disease Discovered

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I realized we had to decentralize health care and put patients and communities at the center of the solution empowering them to create health, not simply treat disease. I realized that if you were sick, the best place to create health might not be the doctor or clinic but your own community.

Prevent Pre-Diabetes From Becoming Type 2 Diabetes

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

As a certified diabetes educator for the last 18 years, what frustrates me the most is that in the majority of cases of pre-diabetes, particularly those with an early diagnosis, developing on to Type 2 diabetes is preventable

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

What if Type 2 diabetes could be completely reversed? What if it weren't an inexorable, progressive disease that has to be better "managed" by our health care system with better drugs, surgery and coordination of care?

The Key To Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

If a serious dent is to be made in the growing number of people that are annually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then meaningful interventions years before the actual diagnosis need to take place.

5 Diabetes Truths You Must Know

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes myths abound, so my gift to you this holiday season are five diabetes truths you must know.

Do Statins Cause Diabetes And Heart Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Patients who lowered their cholesterol with statins had higher levels of insulin. Why is that important? Because elevated insulin levels are the first step on the road to diabetes.