Tag: diabetes

Diabetes patients who hacked the pancreas. Find out more

Diabetes patients who hacked the pancreas. Find out more Many Americans have diabetes which may be a result of many years of bad food pyramids recommending fat-free foods that were loaded with sugar. I found a fascinating story about a number of tech-savvy diabetes patients who collectively were able to take existing technology and with the help of the companies who manufacture the device, made it work as the pancreas does. The pancreas controls insulin release and for diabetics who rely on dosing themselves via injection, having a small device they wear on their body like a beeper can help Read More »

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this.

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this. The statistics of how many people are developing diabetes in the United States is amazing. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. They also noted the economics costs as being $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012 $176 billion for direct medical costs $69 billion in reduced productivity This disease, when combined with obesity is raising healthcare costs for all of us, and the companies who are selling the equipment to test, monitor and Read More »

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system.

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system. Healthcare costs in the USA as many of us have experienced are out of control.   So are obesity rates in America according to the NY Daily News. The Daily News recently reported that Obesity has increased healthcare costs by 29%.   Obesity rates run from 22% to 38% depending on the state you live in. American eating habits are improving slowly, however Obesity is hard to turn around, since the condition can involve the flora in the gut, hormone levels, genetics and overall conditioning that Read More »

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times. Much has been printed about the importance of having a good meal at the beginning of the day.   How and when we have our meals may be more important than we ever believed and may be responsible for many of us who are obese.   The constant meal or the constant habit of snacking may also be one of the main reasons we experience obesity. The calories, and fat content of a hearty breakfast may not have an affect Read More »

A story of type 2 diabetes reversal; how a former police captain reversed the disease and took his life back.

A story of type 2 diabetes reversal; how a former police captain reversed the disease and took his life back. Imagine developing abdominal pain out of nowhere and then finding out that it was caused by diabetes, a disease you never knew you developed.   This is what happened to a former police captain (now the Brooklyn Borough President) who loved sugar, was clearly overweight and out of shape. The diabetes was a wakeup call for him. He made huge changes in his lifestyle, his diet, and worked on his level of fitness regularly.  He also saw that sugary drinks were removed Read More »