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Diabetes Health Nominated for 5 Prestigious Awards.

Being nominated by the Western Publisher’s Association and wegohealth.com is a great privilege. I am honored to be in the same category as Yoga Journal and look forward to being at the awards among some very talented creative contemporaries. The nomination in itself is a prestigious award and I thank the judges that support Diabetes Health’s … Continue reading Diabetes Health Nominated for 5 Prestigious Awards.

Wal-Mart expansion may play role in America’s obesity epidemic

Not only can Wal-Mart take some blame for the loss of many locally-owned businesses, the chain’s Supercenters could also be responsible for the nation’s expanding waistlines. According to researchers, the nation’s obesity problem directly corresponds to the rise of Wal-Mart, which has made junk food more accessible to residents than ever before. “We live in … Continue reading Wal-Mart expansion may play role in America’s obesity epidemic

Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

By: BRENDA NEUGENT The progress on the diabetes front, or lack of it, is a source of serious frustration for David Thomas. Especially given the role he played in the design and implementation of new technology. Thomas was diagnosed with viral-onset type 1 diabetes when he was three years old, and by the time he … Continue reading Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

As cases of diabetes go up, so do the costs associated with the disease. According to new analysis, the costs associated with diabetes have more than doubled in the past two decades. With the average diabetes patient spending $2,890 more per year – more than half of that on medications – than they did in … Continue reading Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

The Ten Healthiest Cities In America By Brenda Neugent

Despite the stress of politics – revealed through President Barack Obama’s new head of gray hair – if you live in Washington, D.C., you’re living in the healthiest city in the nation, according to a new study. Based on analysis of more than 4,300 hospitals in the United States, iVantage Health Analytics ranked the 10 … Continue reading The Ten Healthiest Cities In America By Brenda Neugent

Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The diabetes drug metformin may also lower the risk of lung cancer – but only for those who don’t smoke. Smokers, on the other hand, saw an increased risk of lung cancer while taking metformin, which helps control blood sugar levels in diabetes by suppressing the production of glucose by the liver. “Our results suggest … Continue reading Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The History of Diabetes

For 2,000 years diabetes has been recognized as a devastating and deadly disease. In the first century A.D. a Greek, Aretaeus, described the destructive nature of the affliction which he named “diabetes” from the Greek word for “siphon.” Eugene J. Leopold in his text Aretaeus the Cappodacian describes Aretaeus’ diagnosis: “…For fluids do not remain … Continue reading The History of Diabetes

Gay Men and Women with Diabetes Find a Voice Through the Diabetes And Gay (DANG) Foundation

Could the medical community be overlooking 2.5 million people who have diabetes? Currently, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8 percent of the population, have diabetes. Although an estimated 17.9 million of them have been diagnosed, 5.7 million (nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease.  If lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading Gay Men and Women with Diabetes Find a Voice Through the Diabetes And Gay (DANG) Foundation

Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2

Norman Hart of Tampa, Florida, took his type 2 diabetes diagnosis very seriously. He wanted to find out everything he could about the disease, but found the quality of information disappointing. “I found a little here and a little there,” he says, “but I found nothing that had it all in one.” Hart decided to … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2