Almost all of us who have diabetes have to deal with other medical problems too. But none of these conditions affects more of us than obesity and the problems that come with it.
More than 85 percent of adults with diabetes were overweight in the U.S. government’s Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And 54.8... Read more
With the heat of summer the body often yearns for the cooling sensation of ice cream. This year for the first time since I learned two decades ago that I have diabetes I succumbed to the temptation.
But until now I have refrained from writing about ice cream so as not to lead anyone too far down the slippery slope of gluttony,... Read more
When it comes to our walking speed, moderation doesn't seem to be the best policy.
Those of us who have diabetes can manage our blood sugar levels better when we alternate between slow and fast walking, according to a new study. When we walk at a constant pace, we don’t get the reduced blood sugar benefit of our physical activity.
The... Read more
More and more studies show that mindfulness and meditation are helping people to manage stress. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs working with veterans who have some of the most severe problems and seems to be in the lead in making use of these tools.
But not until now have mindfulness and meditation been studied specifically with... Read more
A new study of more than 55,000 runners is huge good news for most people with diabetes who are too busy to dedicate a lot of time to physical activity. The experts have been telling us for years that working out is good for our health and happiness, but until now nobody knew how little physical activity we really need.
Intensity is the key... Read more