Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to five hours a day, six days a week, besides maintaining

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Like many young people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my family and I were shocked when I was diagnosed. Granted, I felt hungry and thirsty no matter how much I ate and drank (classic symptoms), but we had no family history of the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they don’t conjure the image of an active 13-year old who weighs about 65 pounds.

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Under Control Without Meds For 25 Years

When Bonny Damocles was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he asked his doctor if he could try diet and exercise before starting the recommended medications. Granted a reprieve, he immediately began the most grueling workout he could think of: running stairs. Because his export business allowed him to work from his Midland, Michigan home where he served as the primary caregiver for a son with

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Study Connects High-Intensity Leisure-Time Activity with Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Researchers from Spain’s University of Navarra recently studied the effects of leisure-time activity when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk. Analyzing data from middle-aged adults as part of the SUN cohort, they found that the intensity of leisure-time physical activity affects cardiovascular disease incidence regardless of energy expenditure. The findings were based on a study of over 18,000 middle-aged adults with a mean age of

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

I watch all these friends with diabetes that totally own their diabetes. They appear to master it. They have gadgets and gizmos, and they know how to use them. Their lines on their blood sugar graphs look amazingly flat and steady. I’m not sure if they do master it, or they are just posting a series of good days. I feel like a bit of

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Study Shows People Tend to Inflate their Activity Levels

Researchers in the United States and Europe recently completed a study to test how accurately people rate physical activity status. Unfortunately, the results aren’t very flattering. As a whole, people were all less active than reported, and U.S. respondents were found to overestimate their level of activity the most. The study involved over 1,500 participants from the UK, U.S., and the Netherlands. The test involved

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Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s

Admit it, Type 1s. In weaker moments, you look down your noses at the Type 2 diabetics. You know that their disease can result from poor lifestyle choices. You know that their treatment regimen, compared with yours, is simple. And you’re really tired of folks telling you: “Oh, my grandfather had diabetes, too!” “It’s almost like sibling rivalry,” says diabetes educator and author Constance Brown-Riggs.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach

415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach Matt Toohey had always been on the heavy side, even as a college baseball player. When injuries ended his career after just one season at Herkimer County Community College in New York, he quit working out and buried his frustrations in food. His weight ballooned to 415 pounds. Sitting on the couch one day, Toohey

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AskNadia: Insulin Dependent with Hepatitis C Jaundice and Hemochromatosis

My dad has diabetes and takes insulin. Nowadays he has hepatitis c and jaundice but I have observed hyperpigmentation on unexposed areas of skin.  Especially his face. Also, His has mild itching in his arms and bleeding. Is this related to hemochromatosis? Ahmed E.  Dear Ahmed: Your father is lucky to have you as his advocate. His condition sounds complicated for people living with type

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