The Connections Between Sugar, Poor Sleep, and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you already know that you need to keep a very close eye on how much sugar you eat. It’s the one food that most reliably raises blood sugar, and it is highly associated with obesity, to boot. What may be less obvious is the link between sugar consumption and sleep quality. […]

How I Crushed Type 2 Diabetes in Only Weeks and Completely Changed My Outlook on Life

Editor’s note: We found Rey’s remarkable story in the diabetes online community, and asked him if he would share it with us. Rey experienced extraordinary rapid success by following a precise diet and medication regimen immediately after diagnosis with type 2 diabetes. His improvement was incredible, but others making the same changes may not experience […]

Heart Failure – The Overlooked Diabetes Complication, Part 1: What and Why?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Ben Pallant Learn what heart failure is, what it has to do with diabetes, and how to identify and talk about this complication that’s often less discussed. Healthcare professionals often discuss diabetes complications such as vision loss (retinopathy), chronic kidney disease (nephropathy), and cardiovascular disease (referred to […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Metformin, But Were Afraid to Ask

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Marcia Kadanoff and Timothy Hay Starting on metformin? My journey as a type 2 of learning how to deal with side effects, “faux lows,” and learning more about this therapy.  Editor’s note: this article is in Marcia’s perspective of living with type 2 diabetes, as […]

Review: Wellue 02Ring-Ring Oxygen Meter

It’s the year 2020 and unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are rethinking how to monitor and manage both their family’s and their own health. With so many doctors moving to telehealth, many are purchasing important health products so they can better assess and monitor their health conditions from their own homes. The […]

The Rise of Childhood Obesity in the United States

September is National Childhood Obesity Month in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, about 1 in 5 American children (19%) is obese, and the numbers are startlingly and steadily rising. Bringing awareness to this health crisis can help educate parents and caregivers about warning signs for childhood obesity, […]

Unusual Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms Not to Ignore

Approximately 463 million people globally are living with type 2 diabetes and by 2045, this is supposed to rise to 700 million. Type 2 diabetes is largely caused by insulin resistance (IR) while the cause of IR can range from any number of genetic deficiencies to environmental causes. It’s important to look at both of […]

I Thrive: Being the Architect of Your Future

While Basil’s story might not be about epic adventures of climbing mountains or sailing around the world, his story is real and unapologetically his. He’s a husband, father, uncle, son, and entrepreneur. His story deeply resonates. During the years when his body was in a pre-diabetic state, he actually wasn’t aware it existed and ultimately […]