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Type 2 Diabetes

Trying to Control Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension Without Meds Is a Bad idea

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

A lot of the topics I write about are inspired by something that has come up in one of my classes. This blog is no different. Avoiding taking diabete...

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

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 04.30.2015 | 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.

Medicare Reform Paves Way for Better Health Care

Robert M. Wah, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Wah, M.D.

On April 14, history was made. America's physicians commend members of Congress for coming together in a bipartisan, bicameral way to pass long-overdue, monumental Medicare reforms to end the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment policy and create a framework for a more stable and sustainable Medicare program.

For the Last Time, I Have Type 1 Diabetes, Not Type 2 Diabetes! There's a Big Difference

Peg Abernathy | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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.

The Fantastic, Delicious, Super Low-Carb Muffin, Bread and Biscotti

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

For the past seven years I've traveled the country speaking to hundreds of people with diabetes. What does everyone want to know: "What can I eat?!"

Having Both Depression And Type 2 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: April 15, 2015 12:14pm ET on LiveScience. Adults who have either depression or type 2 diabetes may have an ...

3 Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Help Diabetes

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The recent "Egg Crack Challenge" has gone viral to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Another way to help prevent and reduce diabetes symptoms is to practice yoga and meditation.

People With Type 2 Diabetes Might Benefit From Eating Only Two Big Meals A Day

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes may have less depression and fewer hunger pains if they opt fo...

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis

Barb Abramson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Barb Abramson

I watched my mom suffer with medical issues resulting from diabetes, and I am determined to turn the tide. She died too young at age 81, and I want to be around when my son and his wife have kids (hopefully in a few years). I want to enjoy them and have a connection with them.

Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

President Obama may be able to add another feather to his cap, according to a study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients published in Diabetes Care th...

Repeatedly Taking Antibiotics May Increase Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: March 25, 2015 02:41am ET People who have taken certain antibiotics repeatedly may be at an increased risk...

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Michael Dote. The invitation read "Marry the Beast," and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitmen...

School Nutrition Association Proposal Is Anything But Common Sense

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

The venerable phrase, "common sense," has taken a beating, thanks to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which descended on Capitol Hill last week to convince Congress to roll back school nutrition standards.

Dentists Might Be Able To Screen For Diabetes

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes while cleaning their teeth, a small study sug...

Major Hypoglycemia News From Paris Diabetes Conference

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) is the dreaded fear of most people with diabetes. It can kill you. A few weeks ago at the Advanced Techno...

Why I Told My Diabetes Doctor to Back Off

Peg Abernathy | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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.

Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Tied To Better Diabetes Blood Sugar

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Big breakfasts and small dinners might be a healthier way to eat for people with type 2 diabetes,...

Anna Almendrala

How The Food Industry Shapes Health Research | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Most scientists agree that added sugar -- especially in liquid form, like soda -- contributes to metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity. But you...

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.

The Day I Was Told I Was Going Blind From Diabetic Retinopathy

Peg Abernathy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

If there is any diabetes takeaway at all from this blog, it is that I cannot stress enough the importance of getting your eyes examined on a regular basis. Don't be fooled into thinking that just because you have no symptoms, that everything is fine.

The Upside of Getting Lost in Managing Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo courtesy of Riva Greenberg This year I've noticed something within me compelling me to slow down. It may be age, for my like-aged friends agre...

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 usu...

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.

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.