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Diabetes Awareness Reaches the Corner Office

A Multitude of Concerned Executives Could Have a Profound Impact on Fighting America’s Diabetes Crisis

Not long ago I learned that in a recent Milliman study 65% of American CEOs rated diabetes as the number one health issue affecting their respective workforces.

It is...

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Environmental Factors Around Type 2 Diabetes

Family History of Type 2 Diabetes May Have More to Do with Environmental Factors than Genetics

What is Preventable and Why Prevention Tactics Are Not so Accessible

I would love to see a statistic that shows the percentage of people with type 2 diabetes that have family...

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The Power of Diabetes Education and Clinical Support

Gaps in Diabetes Care Means That the Patients Have to Be Their Own Experts (Part I in a Series)

In our recent blogs, we have emphasized the importance of early intervention and proactive care management for people who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,...

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The Growing Trend of Diabetes Tied to Liver Disease

It seems that when the average person thinks of liver disease, they assume it is the direct result of alcohol abuse. The most common form of chronic liver disease is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which affects an estimated 80 to 100 million Americans.[i] ...

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Troubling Trends in Earlier On-Set of Type 2 Diabetes

Current Statistics and Staggering Projections Indicate that Type 2 is Becoming More Prevalent Among Younger Adults

For years, type 2 diabetes has been considered the older adults' diabetes. While middle-aged Americans and seniors are still at the highest risk for...

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Higher Rates of Obesity & the State of American Health

I was reading a June 27th blog on diaTribe called "Mapping America’s Health – NHANES Data Continues to Illuminate," which revealed that obesity rates in rural (country) areas are actually higher than those in urban (city) communities.

In this blog, the authors, Emma Ryan...

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Body Hacks for Managing Appetite & Preventing Overeating

I recently came across fitness writer John Fawkes' blog from last December entitled "6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating." It was pleasing for me to see that some of these tactics are practices that I have been employing for quite a few years...

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal can help you recognize bad eating habits, identify nutritional needs, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle that includes losing weight and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

"For breakfast, I made my family ham and cheese omelets. By 10...

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The Government's Role in Our National Health Crisis

It is time we hold the federal government accountable for their role in manifesting the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics.

No matter how polarized our society can become politically, we tend to circle the wagons when we perceive a serious threat to our national...

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Eating a Mediterranean Diet is Easier than You Think!

I recently got a call from an old college friend who just got the results from his recent annual physical.

"My LDL cholesterol levels are a little high. They said I should try the Mediterranean Diet. What should I do?"

After all, he lives in the Midwest. What is he going...

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