All posts by Tanya Caylor

Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

If you have diabetes, you have to be concerned about cardiovascular disease. No matter how fit your body may appear on the outside, the reality is that heart problems are much more common for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

Diabetes Health Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed racing to stop type 1 diabetes

When he’s racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, driver Ryan Reed keeps a close eye on his dashboard monitors, which track his blood sugar along with his car’s tire pressure, RPMs and water temperature. Reed was told his racing career was over when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17, that it was … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed racing to stop type 1 diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetes Diagnosis Forces Dance Champion to Focus on Health

Tony New was an eight-time country western dance champion before he lost his day job in 2012, starting a downward spiral that ultimately cost him the thing he loves most. “Losing the job meant less money, which meant fewer competitions, which meant less incentive to keep practicing, which meant increasing weight gain,” says the 52-year-old … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetes Diagnosis Forces Dance Champion to Focus on Health

Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

When Bonny Damocles was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he asked his doctor if he could try diet and exercise before starting the recommended medications. Granted a reprieve, he immediately began the most grueling workout he could think of: running stairs. Because his export business allowed him to work from his Midland, Michigan home where … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

Type 2 Diabetes: 89 Proves You’re Never Too Old to Take Control

Though she still has a few months to go, Jokie Schwartz has already started planning her 90th birthday party. This year she has extra cause for celebration: Her doctor told her recently that her blood sugar is back in the normal range. “He told me I could eat more sweets than I do now,” says … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: 89 Proves You’re Never Too Old to Take Control

Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach

415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach Matt Toohey had always been on the heavy side, even as a college baseball player. When injuries ended his career after just one season at Herkimer County Community College in New York, he quit working out and buried his frustrations in food. His weight ballooned … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach

Living With Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Racing to Stop Diabetes

When he’s racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, driver Ryan Reed keeps a close eye on his dashboard monitors, which track his blood sugar along with his car’s tire pressure, RPMs and water temperature. Reed was told his racing career was over when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17, that it was … Continue reading Living With Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Racing to Stop Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2: Support Group Helps Energize & Inform

For as long as she can remember, Robin Wright has struggled with low energy, depression and intense sugar cravings that make it hard to control her weight. After she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 12 years ago, Wright, 63, couldn’t help wondering “if there isn’t a chicken and egg issue there.” Did she wind … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Support Group Helps Energize & Inform

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Rising Country Star Inspires Kids

When country singer Ben Rue isn’t on the road, you can sometimes find him working with kids who have type 1 diabetes, sharing stories about overcoming the challenges that come with the disease. “Just today, I got a note from a mom of one of the kids at camp, a 10-year-old who was recently diagnosed,” … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Rising Country Star Inspires Kids