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Type 2 Diabetes

Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy. But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be -- if you are a "skinny fat" person, that is.

Weighty Medicine: Pumping Iron Comes of Age

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Clinical research has demonstrated that resistance training benefits everyone, from children to seniors.

Can Eating Breakfast Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

If you're someone who regularly skips breakfast, it might be time to restructure your morning to fit it in. The immediate and long-term effects are an investment in your health and wellbeing.

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.

Doctors Are Missing Kidney Disease in Those Most at Risk

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many people don't realize that both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes can severely damage the kidneys. In fact, chronic kidney disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes.

Why You Don't Have To Be Overweight To Be Unhealthy

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We need to stand up in our homes, communities and schools and create healthy environments for kids. We need to take back our kids' taste buds, our kitchens and our homes, which have been hijacked by the food industry, and ban anything except real food.

Are Celebrity Chefs Making Us Fat?

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Adding buckets of butter to every recipe isn't exactly a straight shot to healthy living.

Bob Marley's Nephew Is On A Diabetes Mission

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Like his famous reggae musician uncle Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks is championing social change -- in diabetes. His ammunition? A bus, a film, healthy, affordable food and unbounded passion.

What Is It Going to Take to Get Exercise on an Even Keel With Diet for People With Diabetes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

I believe health care providers need to make the need for exercise more clear to patients with Type 2 diabetes and go the extra step in recommending current exercise guidelines.

Can Social Networks Cure Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

After Haiti I realized that the answer had to be somewhere else. If social networks can promote unhealthy lifestyles, maybe we can use social networks to create health.

We Need a Stronger Message in the Fight Against Obesity

Robert Doar | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Robert Doar

Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. It is time for the federal government to take a second look at this issue.

Sugar Babies: The Rise Of 'Adult Onset' Diabetes In Children

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

What are you doing in your home, your family, in your schools and communities to end the attack on our children and our nation's future? We have the power to take back our health.

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.

Study: Heavy Teens Have Trouble Managing Diabetes

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.29.2012 | Teen

LOS ANGELES -- New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control...

How Society Influences Diabetes Management

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Personally, I will not forget the openness, energy and passion Albright radiated when I met her. It's comforting to know she's advocating for all of us at the CDC.

Is Atlantic Salmon (Farmed Salmon) Linked to Obesity and Diabetes?

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Rates of diabetes are climbing at an alarming rate. Across the world, the rates of the development of diabetes are dramatically increasing. In 2000, a...

Dr. Ann Albright Is Translating Diabetes Research Into Health

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Last year Dr. Ann Albright was the closing speaker at Diabetes Sister's "Weekend for Women." Albright is the director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Consider Isolation Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

What do you think would happen if someone that is overweight with Type 2 diabetes that has a difficult time making wise food choices and getting exercise, is taken to a relatively secluded island for two months in the summer where they have to hunt, pick or pull from a tree their food.

'We Can Do Better': Finding The Right Solutions In The Diabetes Epidemic

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Yes, obesity is a tenacious problem, but surgery is only a Band-Aid solution, albeit one that is growing in popularity.

7 Myths About Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Having a diagnosis of diabetes does not mean your life is now about eating only lettuce. It means you need to be cognitive of what is happening in your body and know how to make modifications to avoid diabetes complications.

10-Year-Old Saves Family

Posted 03.06.2012 | Denver

A 10-year-old helped save her family's lives on Saturday after her mother went into diabetic shock. Kali Collins called her dad when her mother, Er...

Agent of Change of the Month: Dr. Mark Hyman

Rachel P. Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel P. Goldstein

Thanks to the doctors and healers in my life, not only have I benefited, but my family, friends and extensive social media networks have also been given the opportunity to absorb some of the top wellness wisdom out there today.

Lynne Peeples

A Hormonal Mess: How An Everyday Chemical May Be Making Us Fat And Sick | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

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.

Dean Ornish Talks Lifestyle As Treatment At NYC's Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that you hear a medical doctor suggest that lifestyle changes can be a form of treatment that can reverse -- not just help prevent ...