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Let's Stop Lying About Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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.

The #1 Killer and a #1 Star: What James Gandolfini's Death and Multiple Celebrity Tragedies Tell Us to Do Now

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...

8 Surprising Ways To Lower Your Diabetes Risk

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90-95 p...

Exercise Before Meals May Help Control Blood Sugar

Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Martta Kelly, Contributing Writer Published: 05/08/2014 06:45 PM EDT on LiveScience Doing short bursts of intense exercise before meals may ...

5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in passing lots of clear urine.

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I got diabetes in February 1972 when I was 18 years old. I'm now 60. I've had diabetes more than four decades, more than two-thirds of my life. I have no memory of what life was like before "staying between the lines."

Chronic Illness' Opportunity for Patients and Providers

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

Gratitude for Feeling Crappy

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dan Fleshler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI often don't feel well due to stress hormones, which act up partly because I have Type 1 diabetes. But I try to feel grateful when that happens.

Diabetes Treatment Should Focus on Metabolizing More of the Sugar in the Blood for Best Results

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

For a very large percentage of people with Type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do to manage their diabetes, followed closely by being more careful with what they eat.

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.

How Medicare Is Robbing Your Health

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Medicare and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are choosing to lower costs at the expense of your health. They are allowing cheap and faulty bloo...

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.

Come All Ye Lazy Eaters, Vegetable Haters

Nancy Deville | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

I can't say enough about the miraculous nature of nonstarchy vegetables. They contain micronutrients that work with macronutrients to rebuild and repair your body on a cellular level. The problem is cooking and then all the chewing involved in eating the ideal 12 servings a day.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

Easy Ways To Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

If ice cream, cookies, cakes and soda are your ultimate Achilles' heel, fret not. There is hope! Here, Dr. Oz reveals easy ways to kick your sugar add...

Stop Eating So Many Carbs -- They Make You Fat

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I'm not advocating a ban on carbs as a quick weight loss scheme. I don't believe in quick weight loss schemes or diets. But I am convinced as a nation we eat too many carbs, especially refined carbs.

What You Need to Know About Your Blood Sugar Results

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

You are the most important member of your medical team. Ask your physician for a copy of your lab work. Learn about the important lab values and track them each visit. Your doctor should welcome such active participation.

The Power Of Lemonade

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Why do we make bad decisions? Why do we eat that extra cookie or choose a cheeseburger instead of a salad with grilled chicken? It turns out there is nothing wrong with you when you give into fatigue or temptation. Your brain has simply run out of gas.

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.

Tips For Hypoglycemics, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she gave suggestions for hypoglycemics to keep their blood sugar in chec...

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a disco-like sound of the late '70s, early '80s, the eighth track "Innocence" revs up the dance vibe again to lead us into the ninth track on the album, "Sleeping Disorder," a slow build-up to an emotional frenzy reflecting his turmoil that results in his insomnia.

5 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism at Work

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

According to a recent study, brief periods of activity appear to boost your metabolism and combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Here are five easy ways to incorporate more activity into your workday.

So Which Is it, With Type 2 Diabetes? Do You Make Too Much Insulin or Not Enough?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

In the development of Type 2 diabetes, there is an overproduction of insulin followed by a reduction in insulin production.