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Diabetes Prevention

A Diabetes Hoarder Story

Peg Abernathy | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

An Investment in Prevention Offers a Healthy Return

Steven Knapp | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Steven Knapp

More and more children and young adults are developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that was previously virtually nonexistent in these age groups -- and one that is linked to unhealthy weight gain.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Low-Carb? Don't Starve: Veggie Alternatives to Pasta, Rice and Bread

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.25.2014 | Taste
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm a devout carnivore. Meat is still what's for dinner most days "chez nous." So a low-carb, high-protein diet suggested by my doctor sounded perfe...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

Designing Our Solutions: The Need for Women and Minorities in STEM

Cecilia Corral | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Cecilia Corral

I was recently reminded why I chose to be an engineer in the first place by the Smithsonian infographic on "Where a STEM Education Can Take You." The infographic cites, "49% of female STEM college students say they chose their field because of a desire to make a difference." I definitely fell in that 49%.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

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.

Are You Busier Than the President? There's No Excuse for Not Exercising

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Here are a few benefits of exercise that may convince you to make time for aerobic exercise, just as our president does.

Mom Walks Off 60 Pounds One Step At A Time

Posted 04.24.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

What Diabetes Research Is Not Focusing On

Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living

When it comes to researching diabetes, are our priorities in order? According to a Duke University study, diabetes research emphasizes drug therapi...

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio Researchers have found an unlikely way to block development of type 1 diabetes in females -- exposing them to bacteria from ...

Imagine a World Without Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Sugar Ray Leonard

I faced some tough opponents throughout my career in the boxing ring. It took the perfect combination of punches, resilience and an enduring commitment to become a champion. Today, the U.S. is facing a hard-hitting opponent of its own -- diabetes.

When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Link Between Sugary Drinks and African-American Health Disparities

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.

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.

Is Vitamin D A Good Idea For Diabetics?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The so-called popularity of vitamin D has reached a level such that even people and doctors who do not generally believe in vitamins or supplements have started to jump on the bandwagon of keeping vitamin D levels hearty.

Hope Stirs As Diabetes Threat Mounts

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, there is good news: Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and we can stop it from affecting even more around the world. The answer is as clear as the potential toll is severe -- health education.