While celebrities rail on TV, "Diabetes doesn't control me, I control my diabetes," first, you have to know that you have it.
Like his famous reggae musician uncle Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks is championing social change -- in diabetes. His ammunition? A bus, a film, healthy, affordable food and unbounded passion.
If you have any of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, have your health care provider give you a simple blood test. While there are times I'd rather forget I have diabetes, there is never a time I wouldn't want to know that I have it.
Having a diagnosis of diabetes does not mean your life is now about eating only lettuce. It means you need to be cognitive of what is happening in your body and know how to make modifications to avoid diabetes complications.
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The blogosphere was thrumming about whether the Food Network's down-home Southern queen, Paula Deen, has Type 2 diabetes. Yes, by now you know she does.
Type 2 diabetes has become an increasing problem in modern America. Because it is chiefly linked to obesity, as more people become overweight and as the age of gaining weight reaches down into childhood, a largely preventable disease turns into an epidemic.
Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes does not normally come on like a lightning bolt or an earthquake, but silently develops over years.
To live well with chronic illness, which more and more of us are doing, almost everything depends on what patients do in-between office visits.
By all accounts, Frances Vasquez ought to be a diabetic. By participating in a ground-breaking study, she learned how to make exercise and a healthy diet an integral part of her life.
March 23rd is Diabetes Alert Day. It's a one day "wake-up" call, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), for Americans to see if they have type 2 diabetes or are at risk.