Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Loss Strategies for Postpartum Women

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Oct-19_-2015_-3_34_16-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast. A new study has examined the most successful postpartum weight loss strategies after the birth of a child. The findings indicated that lifestyle changes including diet and exercise, especially approaches that use self-monitoring, are essential for weight loss. Researchers from the Greater Green Triangle University in Australia

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Believing Genetics Affects Weight

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Oct-6_-2015_-7_39_51-PM-2.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study suggests that when a family history of obesity is present, people may believe that their genes doom them  to become obese. For this reason, many people seem to “give up” and make poor food decisions, believing that their DNA has already predetermined their fate.

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Type 2 Diabetes: Nurse’s lifestyle Changes After Her Diagnosis

By Tanya Caylor When Vickie Betz got to age 49 without developing the Type 2 diabetes that had caused her mom so many health problems, she thought she’d escaped that fate. Shortly afterward she received her own diagnosis. “I can’t have cookies anymore!” she wailed. “Yes you can,” her doctor replied. “You just can’t have them every day.” Though disappointed, Betz knew she was fortunate

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Type 1 Diabetes: How I Kept Off 20 Pounds For (Almost) An Entire Year

I never thought I’d be able to lose a substantial amount of weight in the first place, let alone keep it off. I started exercising late last January, and unlike all those years where weight loss was a January resolution, this time, it worked. I think there are a few reasons why: I didn’t make it a resolution. I did it for a variety of

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Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes

In 2009, when Bruce Share started drinking five glasses of iced tea before dinner and dropped 15 pounds from his already lean frame, he immediately knew that he had diabetes. In the preceding four years, he had learned a great deal about the disease as a member of the board of Defeat Diabetes. Now, he knew that it was his personal battle as well. A

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The History of Diabetes

For 2,000 years diabetes has been recognized as a devastating and deadly disease. In the first century A.D. a Greek, Aretaeus, described the destructive nature of the affliction which he named “diabetes” from the Greek word for “siphon.” Eugene J. Leopold in his text Aretaeus the Cappodacian describes Aretaeus’ diagnosis: “…For fluids do not remain in the body, but use the body only as a

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Paula Deen, a celebrity Southern chef known for her unrestrained love of butter and sugar, is no stranger to the media. She received a flurry of bad press recently when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years earlier. Shortly thereafter, she became a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Victoza. Following these developments, some critics said that she was a poor

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A New Kind of Pharmacist

Ross Valley Pharmacy, tucked away inside a larger building of clinics, is not a big place, but it’s very very busy. Its owner, Paul Lofholm, PharmD, has a vision of the pharmacist’s role that goes far beyond simply putting pills in bottles. He sees pharmacists as integral members of the healthcare team who can fill the gaps in patients’ education about their conditions and their

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The Doctor says,

“You have diabetes.”  Have you just heard these words?  Or maybe you recently heard it about your son or daughter.  The oxygen rushes out of your body.  A knot forms in your stomach.  “What now?” I know that feeling.  I had it 19 years ago and remember it like it was last week.  Today I receive a lot of emails from newly diagnosed adults or

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