Lifestyle & Diet

BattleDiabetes – Soda Linked to Diabetes: Even in Fit People


Sugary drinks are often blamed for the rise of type 2 diabetes and obesity, but few studies have examined the relationship between sweetened beverage consumption and people who are already physically fit.

WebMD – Skipping Breakfast Bad Idea for Type 2 Diabetics


Running out the door without eating breakfast isn’t a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the day.

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

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We’re living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be alive nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. But until recently, it wasn’t clear if the years we’ve added to our lives were good-quality years.

Advice on Maximizing Your Insulin Action


Myriad factors besides weight loss can improve your body’s insulin sensitivity and, consequently, reverse prediabetes or improve diabetes control. Don’t try just adding some or more exercise in. For optimal results, try to improve your body’s insulin action by several of these means as their effects are likely to add together to result in a […]

Breakfast Skipper? Prepare For Dangerous Blood Sugar Spikes, Study Says


Skipping breakfast may seem like an easy way to shave off some calories, but not eating the most important meal of the day could have dire consequences for diabetics, according to new research from Tel Aviv University.

WebMD – 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has It Controlled


“This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means that older Americans are not meeting clinical targets and how we should address this from a public health perspective,” study leader Elizabeth Selvin, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]

7 Workout Myths To Stop Believing

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Getting your butt to the gym is hard enough without wasting your time and energy believing old wives’ tales. Case in point: Lifting weights won’t turn you into Hulk Hogan, just like a few extra squats won’t make you a Kardashian. Those and more workout myths you should stop believing, right this way.

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make


You’ve taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, though, is that many haven’t learned from their mistakes — and within a month or so, they’ve returned to their poor eating habits. […]

New Video Review of the Apple Watch with Dexcom Share App


Checked out the new Apple Watch yet? One of the most exciting aspects for people with diabetes is the Dexcom G4 Share2 app you can use on the watch to view and share your glucose data results.

Diet That Mimics Fasting Appears to Slow Aging

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Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.

Differences in sleep duration linked to type 2 diabetes, study reports


People who have increased sleep duration face a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a University of Bristol study. Researchers examined data waves across more than 20 years, with sleep duration reported at the beginning and end of four cycles – each of which was five years long. The study took place […]

BattleDiabetes – Eating Food in Specific Order Could Benefit Blood Sugar for TII

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A study from Weill Cornell Medical College found that people with type 2 diabetes who are also obese could benefit from from eating protein and vegetables before consuming carbohydrates – both in terms of their blood sugar and insulin levels.

ASweetLife – The Danger of Treating Diabetes with Alternative Medicine


“It was one of the most shocking moments in my life. I drove home crying, feeling desperate and deeply ashamed. How could a health conscious person like me, a yoga teacher, have an incurable disease?” – Rachel Zinman was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. She’s been practicing yoga for over thirty years and writes the […]

Any added sugar is bad sugar, some experts contend


Any source of excess sugar contributes to obesity and diabetes, and singling out high-fructose corn syrup might distract consumers from the real health hazards posed by any and all added sugars, many dietitians now say.

Quell Wearable Device – An Impressive Advancement for Treating Chronic Pain


One of the highlights of this year’s ADA Exhibit Hall was NeuroMetrix’s Quell chronic pain management device. Quell is the over the counter version (no prescription needed) of a previous NeuroMetrix device called Sensus – it uses nerve stimulation to treat multiple types of chronic pain, including diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia.

Joslin Diabetes – 3 Ways to Avoid a Serious Diabetes Complication

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Although people with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed with kidney disease, you can slow its progress significantly if you catch it early and get treated. Here are three ways you can lower your risk of developing kidney disease.

Wired – Glucose-Sensing Contacts and More Brilliant Diabetes Tech

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200 million people on this planet worry about the same invisible villain: their blood glucose. High, low, just right? For many of these diabetics, it’s a medical version of Goldilocks that entails four or more blood-test finger pricks a day and a jab in the thigh with a needle full of insulin at mealtimes.

Joslin Diabetes – Ordering Your Exercise to Avoid Hypoglycemia?


People with type 1 diabetes have to be cautious when they exercise or do any kind of physical activity to avoid setting their blood glucose levels out of sorts.

Research Shows That Intermittent Fasting Could Lead to Abdominal Weight Gain


Intermittent fasting – the practice of alternating periods of fasting with periods of “feasting” – has gained popularity in recent years among dieters.

CNN – ‘Natural’ and other food labels that sound legitimate but may not be


For example, food and beverage companies can label their products “natural” without having to meet a clear definition by the FDA. In the absence of regulations, policy groups and consumer research often step in to tell us more about the safety and consistency of the latest wonder food (or label).