Diabetes Health Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed racing to stop type 1 diabetes

When he’s racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, driver Ryan Reed keeps a close eye on his dashboard monitors, which track his blood sugar along with his car’s tire pressure, RPMs and water temperature. Reed was told his racing career was over when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17, that it was too dangerous to risk the disorientation of hypoglycemia (low blood

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Diabetes Diagnosis Forces Dance Champion to Focus on Health

Tony New was an eight-time country western dance champion before he lost his day job in 2012, starting a downward spiral that ultimately cost him the thing he loves most. “Losing the job meant less money, which meant fewer competitions, which meant less incentive to keep practicing, which meant increasing weight gain,” says the 52-year-old Texan. By summer 2014, weighing an all-time high of 332

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Drug And Food Interactions: More Common Than You Think

The headline sounded too good to be true. Scientists were reporting that the old-fashioned licorice stick contains a natural substance called amorfrutins that not only lowers blood sugar but also reduces inflammation. Great news, right? Not if you’re taking the heart medication Lanoxin, also known as digoxin. In that case, regularly snacking on even a modest amount of licorice could increase your risk for developing

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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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Diabetes Health Type 2: Gardening Helps Ex-football Player with Type 2 Diabetes Stay Fit

   Ephraim doing what he calls “agricize”      For a former college athlete, Ephraim Smiley doesn’t really care for exercise. The 6-foot-3 defensive end loved playing football for Butler University in the 1970s, enough so that he tried out for the Canadian Football League. But he didn’t much care for all the work that went with it.     “Those guys would come off

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Diabetes Health Type 2: 22 years with no complications for 75-year-old with type 2 diabetes

  Chuck Keyserling hates to hear people call type 2 diabetes a progressive disease. At 75, with no complications 22 years after diagnosis, he thinks he’s living proof that diabetes is nothing to fear. In fact, the Rockville, Md., man is convinced that in his case, “diabetes has been a sentence to good health.” Because he’s learned to make exercise and sensible eating part of

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Atkins Chief Nutritionist: Pioneering Low-Carb Diet’s Makeover

Forget everything you think you know about low-carb diets. Turns out it’s OK to snack on fruit. Have a tortilla if you like. More than 40 years after Dr. Robert Atkins riled the American Medical Association with his 1972 bestseller that advocated ditching grains for a diet based on protein and fat, his successor is shaking things up. Atkins chief nutritionist Colette Heimowitz, who calls

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Taking Charge Of The Sweet Life:

By Tanya Caylor How to Figure Out Which Sugar Substitute is Best for You The average American consumes the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar per day – nearly three times the daily limit recently recommended by the World Health Organization. That’s 84 carbs – with zero nutritional benefits. It’s not like people with diabetes can’t make room for a certain amount of sugar in

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