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Type 2 Diabetes

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.

A Ray of Hope for the Holidays and Beyond

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Nancy Davis

Folks constantly tell me I'm a fighter or battling so bravely the diseases I have incurred along the way. I have never ever considered this a fight or battle. I don't comprehend doing battle with an intangible situation, yet a very painful one.

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...

Yagana Shah

To Have A Healthy Brain When You're Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why People With Type 2 Diabetes Should See A Sleep Specialist

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

A common misconception is that sleep apnea, a condition characterized by complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep, only affects older, overweight men. This widely-held assumption is wrong.

Customer Service Trumps Health at a Top-Rated Hospital

Ilene Fischer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ilene Fischer

I too sacrificed my health by devoting most of my waking hours to my company. But I am now returning to the things that have nurtured me in the past, including exercise, meditation, and nutritional food.

If Your Child Is Diabetic... Will You Know?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

I know I've said all these things at one time or another. But here's the thing: If you're saying them all the time, there's a chance that your child isn't simply being demanding, irritable, or lazy. Instead, your child may be displaying symptoms of diabetes.

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

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...

Support Soda Taxes: Avoid Premature Aging

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I was summoned to the emergency room stat. We tried unsuccessfully for more than 40 minutes to resuscitate the patient. Death by heroin overdose. T...

Diabetes and My Personal Experience With Obtaining Health Care Coverage Through Obamacare

Peg Abernathy | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Well... here I go. My job is ending, and I need health insurance coverage with a pre-existing condition (Type 1 diabetes). My heart starts to race jus...

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.

Think a Soda Tax Is Regressive? Try Diabetes

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them?

Due Diligence on Diabetes

Rob Taub | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

I'm a regular person with a job, family commitments and time constraints like everyone else. Managing one's own health is a process requiring time and effort, but it's for something very important -- your own well-being.

New Type Of 'Good' Fat Could Help Cure Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have added a new type of fat to the list of “good” fats that help keep us healthy. So healthy, in fact, that this new fat may play a ro...

Corruption and Culture Increase Diabetes Deaths in India

Riva Greenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabetes clinic for the poor, I expected to write about...

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.

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.

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans, We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the sod...

3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The health facts are actually not good for boomers.

Diabetes and the WWII Pilot

Peg Abernathy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Before insurance coverage, my diabetes treatment was compromised solely due to the fact that I couldn't afford my supplies just to stay healthy. But once my access to health insurance opened up, I was able to have better control that resulted in me feeling so much better.

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

When we try to make a change like losing weight or exercising, going back to school or advancing at work, to a large degree it's the systems around us that either help ease us forward or hold us back -- both our own personal systems and societal systems that we must navigate.

Diabetes: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

The medical community should be in the forefront of directing patients toward better, natural foods, and, if need be, advising that any diabetic contact a certified nutritionist to help guide them away from diabetes.

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.

We're Inventing a New Way to Diagnose Diabetes in the Poorest Parts of the World

Hemanth Soni | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Hemanth Soni

Often referred to as a "disease of the wealthy," diabetes is anything but, with the majority of diabetics living in low- and middle-income communities where the disease is rarely detected until it has progressed to late stages.