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8 Facts About Diabetes That Can Save Your Life

From AARP, by Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin, October 2014  Actress S. Epatha Merkerson still remembers the moment a doctor took her aside and said he needed to talk to her. Merkerson, best known as Lt. Anita Van Buren on Law & Order, had volunteered at a health event in Washington and, with cameras rolling, had agreed to be tested… Read more »

Stop the Progression of Diabetes

From Everyday Health, By Madeline Vann, MPH | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Nearly 24 million American adults are living with diabetes, according to figures released last month by the International Diabetes Federation. But what may be even more alarming is that there are also about 79 million Americans with a condition known as prediabetes — and many… Read more »

Foods That Fight Prediabetes and Diabetes

Source from the SouthBeachDiet.com There are many ways to help prevent the onset of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes — and making healthy lifestyle changes, including losing weight and getting regular exercise, is a great place to start. In fact, weight loss and other healthy habits have been found to be more effective than medications for… Read more »

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Source from Everyday Health, Written By Madeline Vann, MPH,  Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH  With headlines warning of increasing numbers of people with diabetes and prediabetes, you may wonder whether you can prevent type 2 diabetes or whether diabetes is your destiny. The good news is that you can significantly reduce your risk of diabetes through… Read more »

What To Eat If You Have Diabetes

A healthy diabetes diet may not be as restrictive as you think. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best foods at home and when eating out. Source from Everyday Health, Written By Beth W. Orenstein, Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Your doctor tells you that you have type 2 diabetes and a million… Read more »