By Janel Johnson In November 2005, with an A1c of 7.5%, I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to me because my mother has type 2 and her mother died from complications due to her uncontrolled diabetes. My being overweight just quickened my diagnosis … Continue reading Type 2 Diagnosis Lit My Fire: 100 Lbs. Down and a 4.9 A1C!
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My doctor has put me on a low potassium diet. I need a chart for foods I can eat. I only received a list of what I cannot eat. I am limited to 2000 milligrams of sodium a day and do not know how to count them. Thank you, Nancy Dear Nancy, If your physician … Continue reading AskNadia: Help with My Low Sodium Diet
How many women sit in the CEO seat? The number is growing, but not nearly equal to that of men. There may be many reasons for this, and one of the possible explanations may be that some women believe that being “assertive” or “aggressive” are traits that are not “likeable” and inconsistent with how they … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Women Take Charge!
Dear Nadia, I sell a supplement that reverses and cures diabetes. It controls high blood sugars. I think your readers will benefit from using my product. Jennifer, Dear Jennifer: There are many companies like yours who promise to cure diabetes with their product. The reality is, at this juncture in science and research; you can … Continue reading AskNadia: Why You Cannot Reverse or Cure Diabetes With a Supplement
It is likely that million Americans have an addiction to sugar. I once read somewhere that breaking a sugar addiction can be just as difficult as breaking a heroin addiction, and I believe it. Guzzling down a piece of candy, cake, or soft drink can feel downright satisfying. Realizing that I’ll likely never break my … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Satisfying Sugar Cravings
Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years. I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we have a seven-year-old daughter. About six months, ago my husband found out that he has type 2 diabetes. My husband works nights. He is off two nights a week, but then he usually just wants to watch … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: Medication Keeping My Husband Out of The Bedroom
This article is for all the people who have reached out to me about the holidays’ and the challenges they face during a festive season. My Reminder to You It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An … Continue reading AskNadia: Five New Year’s Tips
We all know the damage that carbs can do to our bodies and it seems as if everything that tastes good to us is usually loaded with carbs; desserts, alcohol, pasta, they’re all loaded with carbs. I’ve learned through experimentation that cinnamon works wonders in preventing blood sugar spikes after consuming high quantities of carbs. … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Cheating Carbs With Cinnamon
The military does a lot to ensure that its members stay fit and healthy. Daily exercise routines, healthy meals, and regular checkups are all a part of being ready to defend our nation. However, life sometimes throws you a curve ball as it did with me when I developed diabetes while I was on Active … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: In the Military