Diabetes Health Type 2: Incorporating Exercise Into His Day Is Key for Daniel Gimple

By Claire Lynch   Daniel Gimple was having a dry mouth and wasn’t sure what was causing it. He stopped at an Urgent Care center after work one day last year and discovered some very high blood sugar levels. An ambulance was called and Daniel was hospitalized for five days.   He didn’t know his complete medical history because he was adopted. After being told

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Diabetes Health Type 2: It’s the Salsa Dance And Greek Salads

Christopher Castro went to his physician’s office last year for a routine physical and found out that he was Type 2.   “My A1C was 6.9 and now it’s 6.3 without medication. I’m pleased with that – my hard work is paying off!”   Chris, 57, is a senior engineer who has owned a renewable energy company for 20 years that serves residential and commercial

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AskNadia: Why is My Blood Sugar High When Nothing Has Changed?

Dear Nadia, I was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic 14 years ago this month. For the most part, my daily fasting numbers averaged 107 while taking three oral medications (2k Metformin, 3 mg Glimepiride, 50 mg Januvia).  Recently (maybe three weeks) my daily average has hovered around 148. Any ideas? Nothing has changed in my diet or activities. Dr. Charles Dear Dr. Charles: There are

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Diabetes Health Type 2: This Man Changed His Life Drastically After His Type 2 Diagnosis

At 32 Ken Mitchell thought that he was too young to be a Type 2 diabetic. His doctor went over the test results and even though he was shocked, Ken says, there was no denying it. He saw his numbers.   “That conversation prompted me to get a handle on what I was eating and drinking each day. I took my diagnosis seriously and made

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Golfing and Keeping Active Are Key for Paul Flynn

When Paul Flynn was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic at age 53 he was surprised. He had been active all of his life as a Physical Education teacher, as a Health teacher and as a sports coach in a high school. “Looking back, I knew that my father was Type 2,” Paul says. “There can be a genetic component so I wasn’t totally surprised.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Being Creative and Inspired While Managing Type 2 Diabetes

When Sharon Mirabella was hospitalized nine years ago the physicians ran some blood tests and discovered that her A1C was 6.7. Thirst was the only unusual symptom she had noticed.   Once diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes they started her on some oral medication and she met one on one with a nutritionist.   Her A1C now hovers around 5.6 and Sharon, who is 59,

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Eating Freshly-Cooked Vegetables Works for This Type 2 Diabetic

When diagnosed as Type 2 five years ago, Susan Carroll wasn’t surprised since both of her parents also were Type 2. She listened to what the doctor told her and immediately started taking Metformin. Januvia was added.   The oral medications helped stabilize her blood sugar levels and Susan also spoke with a nutritionist who gave her guidelines about what to eat. Additionally, the nutritionist

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Strictly Speaking a Low-Carb Diet Works for Type 2 Kristin Walton

Kristin Walton wasn’t surprised two years ago when she was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. Her father was diabetic and today four of his five children are, too.   “My physician discovered my A1C of 7.4 during a routine visit and rather than start Metformin,” Kristin explains, “I wanted to see if sticking to a strict diet that eliminated potatoes, pasta, rice, processed foods

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Diabetes Health Type 2: This Man Says That Tennis Helps Him Control Type 2 Diabetes

Emil Backofen didn’t have any relatives with Type 2 diabetes so he wasn’t keenly aware of it. When he was traveling in Europe 29 years ago, he felt very thirsty and didn’t know why. He went from fast food place to fast food place getting some extra-large cold drinks and they still weren’t satisfying his thirst.   It was during a hospitalization on that trip

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Denial Didn’t Work, Taking Action Did

Danielle Batiste-Bond first went to her physician in 2013 complaining of a dry mouth and frequent urination.  Her doctor initially said that she was pre-diabetic but in time her A1C crept up and hit 8.6.   Danielle’s doctor used the words “Type 2” and started her on Metformin but she was in denial about the whole disease. “I didn’t want to hear anything about diabetes,”

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