Is there such a thing as an unhealthy neighborhood?
Personal choice has a big impact on many aspects of our health, but do we really have the wherewithal to choose our lifestyle, or do most of us fall into a pattern determined by what’s easy to do and what everyone else is doing? Sure, there are a few motivated individuals who swim against the stream and set their own trend. Most of us don’t. Whether we realize it or not, we follow… Continue
I had a great night. I made the Top 5 in the pageant. I got the spirit of pageantry award AKA: Mrs. Congeniality and I got the community service award. It's been 20 yrs since I have been on stage. I had a blast. Most of all it's been such a great way to spread my message of hope with living with Type 2 diabetes which I will continue to do!! I already have 3 speaking engagements in April! :-) Jill
Sleep studies are starting to become more common these days with multiple discoveries pointing towards serious health concerns. Sleeping has an extremely tight bond with the overall health of people, which is why it has become such an important topic to research in the medical field. Lack of sleep has been linked to health concerns such as obesity, heart disease, increased blood pressure and now, diabetes.
Diabetics and prediabetics have to pay attention to their bodies. We can't get too fat and we can't eat much junk food.
If you are reading this then you clearly want to lose some weight. You have probably tried several different ways, and let’s face it; there are thousands of pages of information about it on the World Wide Web.
According to a statement recently made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, drugs designed to help control Type 2 diabetes, like the well-known prescription medication Avandia, should be subjected to more rigorous safety reviews to ensure they don’t raise the risk of heart problems.
Take the following information with a grain of salt though, as I am NOT a medical doctor. Any stupid… Continue
Running for Mrs. Idaho has been a wonderful decision. It has opened so many doors for me to share my story. My platform is on Type 2 diabetes. It brings me great joy to share my story with others and in so doing inspire them to "get up and get moving!"
I was pregnant with my 3rd child at age 37. I went in for my normal check up. As I stepped on the scale and noticed I had a 10 pound weight gain. I simply could not believe my eyes. The nurse softly said do you have diabetes? I said… Continue
According to the study, between the years of 2002-2005, the use of diabetes medication by children doubled, asthma medication increased 47%, and the number of children taking ADHD medication increased by 40%.
Emily R. Cox, a researcher at Express Scripts, a St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company, and lead author of the study said:…
It's hard to image not flossing my teeth every day as part of maintaining my oral hygiene and overall daily health routine. But it wasn't always like that. I used to loathe the dentist and never flossed. All that changed after a lengthy chat (and painful reminder of tooth neglect) with my hygienist, and the understanding that not only is a healthy mouth good for your teeth and gums, but vital for your overall health as well.
Please enjoy this video on how to floss your teeth in one… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on October 9, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Caffeine, with its long history via coffee, is amazingly the “drug” of choice for 9 out of 10 Americans. Over the years, researchers, consumers, and the general public have had a love-hate relationship with caffeine’s health hazards and benefits.
Until ten years ago, the only foods with added caffeine were…
I saw the diabetic educator today and got started on Humalog and Lantus. I use a pen for both. Hooray!! This should bring my blood sugars back down into the normal range and let me feel a whole lot better very soon.
She explained to me that I got the insulin resistance (and the whole Syndrome X cluster) from one ancestor and the Type 1 beta cell damage from another. I commented that I was a combination of the two types. She grinned and told me, "We call that Type 3." So I guess I'm a… Continue
I failed one of the screening tests to become a lab rat. It seems as though there is a small problem with me taking part in a study of Type 2 Diabetics. I'm a Type 1. Man you could have knocked me over with a very small feather. I've been a Type 2 (At least that's what they told me) for over 15 years. I asked the educator if it's possible to switch Types. She said I'm more likely a "Slow 1" (not to be confused with Sloe gin). It seems that Slow 1's have very gradual pancreatic damage. But one… Continue
Yes, that is me. For the next 16 weeks I’m going to be taking part in a research study testing the effectiveness of an insulin pump in type 2 diabetics. I go in next week to be fitted with a continuous insulin monitor. After one week of continuous monitoring, plus self-monitoring 6 or 7 times per day, I will be placed on an insulin pump for the duration of the study. They are hoping to demonstrate to the insurance companies that it is more cost-effective to pay for an insulin pump for a type 2… Continue
I picked up some spinach today to make yummy spinach soup. The bag, like most bags of fruits and veggies has this little 5 a day logo on it. Of course, they are talking about health and wellness… something America really needs right now. I looked at my own diet today and maybe got 3 in… and I eat pretty healthy but, like I’ve said before, always on the run. Gotta prioritize, get the American Dream out of my heart, not just my head and realize… Continue