Category Archives: Type 2

Diabetes Health Type 1: Mixed Martial Arts Reveals Hidden Strengths

Rob Cooper isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.

After the Illinois native’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 14, the teen who never really thought of himself as an athlete began mixed martial arts training, a rigorous physical …

Diabetes Health Type 2: Bike Maintenance as Body Maintenance

When first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, I was scared into a very rigid regime of diet and exercise. The first thing I did was register for the Tour de Cure – a bike ride sponsored by …

Diabetes Health Type 2: Blinded By Diabetes

I will never forget the thought that ran through my head when a 40-something-year-old blind fisherman walked up and started fishing next to me on a North Carolina pier. Through talking to the guy, I learned that he had once …

AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test

Dear Nadia,

What’s the science behind  the A1C test ? My husband is a type 2 diabetic and recently received his A1C results which was 9 percent. What is considered a good A1C range?

RAS

Dear RAS,

The A1C sometimes …

Diabetes Health Type 2: Being a Spokesman for Preventing Diabetes

I can remember hearing stories as a teenager of people having their toes, feet, and legs amputated, going blind, going on dialysis, and all sorts of other crazy things. The culprit? Diabetes. My typical response was, “I guess that it …

Early Detection–My Husband Tries to Avoid a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

I worry about my husband. He was warned that his A1C test showed his blood sugars were slightly elevated at an Endo. appointment some time ago. He has been working hard with eating low-carb and daily workouts. He has managed …