The Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

When we hear "diabetes," we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar. And that's definitely a key part of this chronic disease, which affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. "Diabetes is like termites, in...

The Ways My Little Dog, Noodle, Helped Me With My Diabetes

Our darling mini-schnauzer, Noodle Rush, passed away last week. Noodle was more than my first dog; she was my partner in diabetes care. Named after one of my favorite carbohydrates, from her very first snuffle into our lives she began to train me with regular walks and daily rituals that kept my sugars low and...

How To Manage Diabetes with Seniors

Getting older doesn't have to mean getting diabetes, but it does mean your risk increases. The majority of Americans with Type 2 diabetes are over 60, and rates rise sharply with age. While 11 percent of middle-aged adults have diabetes, it's nearly 22 percent for seniors 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease...

Free Time: 10 Yoga Exercises You Can Try Everywhere

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

10 Essential Rules of Good Health

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

9 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Keeping your diabetes under control will help you prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. Here's what you can do right now. Lose extra weight. Moving toward a healthy weight helps control blood sugars. Your doctor, a dietitian, and a fitness trainer can get you started on a plan that will work for you. Check your blood sugar level at least twice a day. Is it...

Sami Inkinen on his bold plan to cure type 2 diabetes forever

Sami Inkinen founded and then exited Trulia about a year after Zillow snapped it up for $3.5 billion in 2014. He’s since moved on to build Virta, a health care startup claiming it can cure type 2 diabetes. It’s a bold claim. Most treatment plans offer to help those with the disease manage it, not...

New Therapy Could Protect Diabetic Bones

A drug that can reverse diabetes and obesity in mice may have an unexpected benefit: strengthening bones. Experiments with a compound called TNP (2,4,6-trinitrophenol, which is also known as picric acid), which researchers often use to study obesity and diabetes, show that in mice the therapy can promote the formation of new bone. That’s...

Detecting Parkinson’s Disease Early

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

Do You Speak Diabetes Slang?

Dead strips, bat belt, Carbonese. What do all of these strange words have in common? They are slang wordsinvented to describe different aspects of diabetes, its symptoms, and the tools and techniques used to treat it. In the quiz below, you’ll be given a variety of odd-sounding words and asked to match them to the proper definition....
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