Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter … Continue reading Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes because there is too much glucose (a kind of sugar) in your blood. Glucose comes from the starches and sugars that you eat. (However, diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar.) Your muscle and fat cells use glucose for energy. But glucose can’t just float into your cells. … Continue reading What Is Diabetes?
Your family can be the most important tool in your arsenal when it comes to preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes or managing existing symptoms. Who better to encourage you to exercise, shop for healthy foods, and make smarter lifestyle choices than someone who loves you? And who better to do those things for … Continue reading Rev Run and Wife Justine Make Diabetes Prevention a Family Affair
When it comes to diabetes, people often blame the patient instead of the disease. I cannot think of another chronic illness for which this is the case. Much of the public seems to believe that we bring diabetes on ourselves. When people with diabetes are diagnosed with complications, uninformed observers often insist that it happened … Continue reading Please Don’t Imply That I Caused My Diabetes.