Diabetes Health Type 2: It’s the Salsa Dance And Greek Salads

Christopher Castro went to his physician’s office last year for a routine physical and found out that he was Type 2.   “My A1C was 6.9 and now it’s 6.3 without medication. I’m pleased with that – my hard work is paying off!”   Chris, 57, is a senior engineer who has owned a renewable energy company for 20 years that serves residential and commercial

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Diabetes Health Type 2: This Man Changed His Life Drastically After His Type 2 Diagnosis

At 32 Ken Mitchell thought that he was too young to be a Type 2 diabetic. His doctor went over the test results and even though he was shocked, Ken says, there was no denying it. He saw his numbers.   “That conversation prompted me to get a handle on what I was eating and drinking each day. I took my diagnosis seriously and made

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Golfing and Keeping Active Are Key for Type 2 Paul Flynn

When Paul Flynn was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic at age 53 he was surprised. He had been active all of his life as a Physical Education teacher, as a Health teacher and as a sports coach in a high school. “Looking back, I knew that my father was Type 2,” Paul says. “There can be a genetic component so I wasn’t totally surprised.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Being Creative and Inspired While Managing Type 2 Diabetes

When Sharon Mirabella was hospitalized nine years ago the physicians ran some blood tests and discovered that her A1C was 6.7. Thirst was the only unusual symptom she had noticed.   Once diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes they started her on some oral medication and she met one on one with a nutritionist.   Her A1C now hovers around 5.6 and Sharon, who is 59,

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Eating Freshly-Cooked Vegetables Works for This Type 2 Diabetic

When diagnosed as Type 2 five years ago, Susan Carroll wasn’t surprised since both of her parents also were Type 2. She listened to what the doctor told her and immediately started taking Metformin. Januvia was added.   The oral medications helped stabilize her blood sugar levels and Susan also spoke with a nutritionist who gave her guidelines about what to eat. Additionally, the nutritionist

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Strictly Speaking a Low-Carb Diet Works for Type 2 Kristin Walton

Kristin Walton wasn’t surprised two years ago when she was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. Her father was diabetic and today four of his five children are, too.   “My physician discovered my A1C of 7.4 during a routine visit and rather than start Metformin,” Kristin explains, “I wanted to see if sticking to a strict diet that eliminated potatoes, pasta, rice, processed foods

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Diabetes Health Type 2: This Man Says That Tennis Helps Him Control Type 2 Diabetes

Emil Backofen didn’t have any relatives with Type 2 diabetes so he wasn’t keenly aware of it. When he was traveling in Europe 29 years ago, he felt very thirsty and didn’t know why. He went from fast food place to fast food place getting some extra-large cold drinks and they still weren’t satisfying his thirst.   It was during a hospitalization on that trip

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Denial Didn’t Work for Type 2 Danielle Batiste-Bond, Taking Action Did

Danielle Batiste-Bond first went to her physician in 2013 complaining of a dry mouth and frequent urination.  Her doctor initially said that she was pre-diabetic but in time her A1C crept up and hit 8.6.   Danielle’s doctor used the words “Type 2” and started her on Metformin but she was in denial about the whole disease. “I didn’t want to hear anything about diabetes,”

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetic Lance Bergstein Races Cars and Doesn’t Let His Diabetes Interfere With Life

Lance Bergstein was five years old when he and his parents found out that he was a Type 1 diabetic. Before being diagnosed, he remembers being extraordinarily thirsty.   He had to learn how to manage his diet, use an insulin pump and monitor his blood sugar levels.   “I didn’t feel different from my classmates,” Lance says. “I just wanted to get on with

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Diabetes Health Type 2: This Creative Woman Makes Time for Exercise

Dawn Andrews suggests that anyone newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes check their blood sugar numbers often to get an idea of what foods they can tolerate and which ones create spikes. She always wrote them down in a log and analyzed what she had eaten. Dawn, 72, was diagnosed at age 50 by her physician during a routine physical. Her highest A1C was 7.1

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