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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Diabetes Health in The News: Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity

Childhood obesity might be an increasing problem, but it’s not an insurmountable one. A recent study focusing on the impact of nutrition programs in middle schools found that children receiving nutritional education were better able to maintain a healthy weight than peers that didn’t. This shows that nutrition education is key to helping children make smart choices and develop a healthy life-long relationship with food.

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Doug Huber Says the New Technology Helps Stabilize His Blood Sugar

“I think many newly diagnosed people are overwhelmed by their Type 1 diabetes,” Douglas Huber says. “I know I was. At age seven my parents brought me to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The hospital was very strict as I remember it. The diet was no fun for a kid.”   He was angry, too, for being different from other children and for having to

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Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: How to Fast Safely During Ramadan with Diabetes

    Managing diabetes is no easy task. When a spiritual holiday comes a long that requires fasting, you need to ensure that your health is not compromised.   Join me today as I speak to Dr. Luma Gahlib who helps us understand who should or should not fast during Ramadan and what to consider before you decide to observe this spiritual holiday that may

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Diabetes Health in The News: Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline, study says

Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the process a piece of your mind! Or, as the case may be, take that piece right back. Walking has been show to help improve your cognitive function and actually slow down the aging of your mind. In fact, walking can help keep your body and heart healthy, too! A recent

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Buddy Worrell Says Losing Weight Was Key in Managing His Type 2 Diabetes

When Donald “Buddy” Worrell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago he wasn’t surprised. His doctor had been sending him for blood tests every three months because he was taking cholesterol-lowering statins and they saw his A1C creeping up.   Once it went over 6.5 his doctor said that he was diabetic and started him on Metformin. “He also encouraged me to start

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Medtronic’s New CAD Stent Is a Boon for Diabetic Patients

(Editor’s Note: Some information in this article is from a press release issued by Medtronic, Inc.) Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc., has announced FDA approval of its Resolute IntegrityTM Drug-Eluting Stent for the treatment of coronary heart disease. It is the first DES approved in the US for use with diabetic patients who have CAD. Patients with CAD often undergo a therapy called percutaneous coronary intervention. Also

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