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Why Can't Meters Tell Me My Blood Sugar?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Despite new advances in medical technology, those of us with diabetes are still checking our blood sugar levels on glucose meters that are allowed to be anywhere within 20 percent accuracy 95 percent of the time.

WATCH: Girl Relies On Dog To Detect Blood Sugar Levels

Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents

Mom Sarah Wilson considers Ruby part of the family. The diabetic alert dog came into her daughter's life about two years ago. And Wilson is confide...

Carbohydrates: To Use Or Abuse?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Facts won't make you achieve the ideal figure, a healthy heart, or freedom from aging and disease.  Life isn't a puzzle with many pieces that need to fit where they belong. Life is an unfolding process, and it's your choice to make that process into one of continuous evolution.

10 Ways I Know I Have Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If you have any of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, have your health care provider give you a simple blood test. While there are times I'd rather forget I have diabetes, there is never a time I wouldn't want to know that I have it.

How To Rewire Your Brain To End Food Cravings

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I'm a food addict. We all are. Our brains are biologically driven to seek and devour high-calorie, fatty foods. The difference is that I have learned how to control those primitive parts of my brain. Anyone can do this if they know how.

Kick the Can

Laurie David | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Laurie David

In the midst of an epidemic that threatens to kill far too many of our kids, we appeal to the common sense and decency of our celebrities and ask them -- no, beg them -- to stop accepting soda and sugary drink endorsements.

Paula Deen: The Lost Teaching Moment

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

If only the message from the media about Paula Deen had been "We're all eating too much sugar!" Instead, a perfectly good teaching moment was wasted in a sea of inanities about the "dangers" of eating fat.

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.

Changing Whole Towns to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes: Itamar Raz

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In addition to being close to preventing Type 1 diabetes, Professor Itamar Raz is working to protect the heart and kidney from diabetic complications, educating doctors how to treat patients with diabetes and changing towns across Israel to improve lifestyle behaviors.

Itamar Raz: A Few Years Away From Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Forty years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was told -- as we all were -- that the cure was five to 10 years away. There still is no cure, but I just interviewed the man who may be a breath away from preventing type 1 diabetes.

Another Reason To Ward Off Diabetes: It Makes You Look Older

Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices

Diabetes has its repercussions, from higher risks of heart attack and stroke to kidney disease and poor circulation. Now researchers say it can make y...

7 Tips for Lowering Breast Cancer Risk by Balancing Blood Sugar and Body Fat Naturally

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Supporting normal blood sugar function is a key to both weight loss, fat loss and lower risk for breast cancer and diabetes.

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.

Hope For Diabetics: New Test Measures Blood Sugar With Tears, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Good news for diabetics: The painful finger prick tests used to measure blood sugar might become a distant memory. Now researchers say tears could pro...

The 14-Minute Exercise That Can Save Thousands of Lives -- Including Yours

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

I'm calling everyone with diabetes -- and I'm asking you to call everyone you know -- to do something between now and Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day.

A New Kind Of Diabetes Education

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

This year Gary Scheiner, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 25 years, opened the first online university for people with diabetes.

How To Make Blood Sugar Checks Pain-Free

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

Checking your blood sugar should not be painful -- at all. But everyday, I see people with marks, scars and small bruises all over the tips of their fingers.

17 Tips From a Diabetes Patient-Expert

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

If you're new at the diabetes game, you're probably overwhelmed with all you think you have to do.

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Why Some Medical Studies Can Be Harmful

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

When a study is done, what we want to find out is whether a medical or surgical treatment actually benefits a patient, that is, does the patient live longer or better.

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.

Fructose, Blood Pressure Link Found By American Researchers

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating a lot of foods and drinks sweetened with fructose significantly raises a person's risk of having high blood pressure, U.S. researchers said Thu...

Millions Die Due To Withheld Medical Treatment

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

Medical care must include general lifestyle guidance--the mandates to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise--individually tailored for both the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Domino Drug Therapy for Heart Disease

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.

Even though the American Medical Association (AMA) says stress-related illness and symptoms account for 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits most symptoms are still treated with drugs.

Why Eating a Low-Fat Diet Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

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

Pioneering research by Harvard Medical School's David Ludwig reveals the reason that low-fat diets do not work -- and identifies the true cause of obesity for most Americans.