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Rockstar Opens Up About His Struggle With Type 1 Diabetes And Daughter’s Recent Diagnosis

Rockstar Opens Up About His Struggle With Type 1 Diabetes and Daughter’s Recent Diagnosis

Rockstar Opens Up About His Struggle With Type 1 Diabetes and Daughter’s Recent Diagnosis

Diabetes is a condition that has to be managed 24/7. It, unfortunately, doesn’t take breaks, and it doesn’t rest. Because of that, it’s not uncommon to find yourself needing to address the demands of management at what might be a less than opportune moment.
And it happens to everyone.
On a commercial break during an appearance on the Piers Morgan show, Poison frontman, Bret Michaels, suddenly felt weak and called for his diabetic kit. When the show returned, Michaels took the time to explain his journey with diabetes, having been diagnosed Type 1 at 6 years-old. He even goes so far as to perform a blood test on-air, and explain the process!
While testing his blood, Michaels explains to the host what it means to get a high or low reading and how both can affect an individual. The rocker even gets personal and describes what lessons he’s learned form a lifelong struggle with this disease, as well as some tips and tricks he’s picked up along the way.
Although Bret’s daughter has tested positive for pre-diabetes, he stays positive despite his fears and continues to work to raise money — and hope — for the cause. We love when a celebrity uses their fame to spread awareness!
Check out his inspiring story in the video below. Continue reading

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The diet that starves cancer and reverses diabetes

The diet that starves cancer and reverses diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, no or low fat diet isn’t that good for you. Recently, some conventional cardiologists have stated that one needs healthy fats in order to maintain good cardiovascular health.
They have negated the myth of cholesterol as the major cause of clogged arteries and heart attacks. They also warned about the dangers associated with statin drugs, drugs used to lower cholesterol levels in the body. The truth is that brain and nervous system tissue require cholesterol and similar fats to rebuild and maintain proper function. It is worth mentioning that studies found higher rate of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, in statin users.
Skin cholesterol initiates the conversion process of UVB sunlight exposure to vitamin D3 in the liver. Without the presence of cholesterol, there is not conversion, meaning insufficient vitamin D3 levels.
Recent research suggests that following a high fat diet can reverse aggressive cancers. Of course, don’t expect the cancer industry to reveal these facts. They need to receive funding to study patentable drugs which don’t actually cure, but rather keep killing with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
The high fat ketogenic diet – tried and true
The best anecdotal cancer reversal regarding this diet involves Dr. Fred Hatfield, a former world power lifting champion, trainer, and successful business owner. The reason for his doctor title is the fact that he completed graduate studies in kinesiology.
Dr. Hatfield was diagnosed with an aggressive, metastatic skeletal cancer. He was given only three months left to live, and Continue reading

There’s Plenty of Ink to Go Around! Check Out These 20 New Diabetes Tattoos!

There’s Plenty of Ink to Go Around! Check Out These 20 New Diabetes Tattoos!

We have to get this off of our chest: WE LOVE YOUR TATTOOS!
That’s right–we love them so much that we’ve put together another list that showcases just how beautiful they are. Not much more of an introduction is needed, but there are two things we want you to know: 1) Thank you so much for your submissions; really, thank you, and 2) Please do keep them coming!
Enjoy this installment!
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Garrett D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).
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The Best And Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Diabetes

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Diabetes

A lot of us struggle with health issues at some point in our lives, but God blesses us with knowledge and wisdom to take care of ourselves. Diabetes is a condition that many of us struggle with, but often times we can help control its side effects by managing what we eat.
Diabetes: The Good Foods, the Not-So-Good Foods
Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Along with other benefits, following a healthy meal plan and being active can help you keep your blood glucose level, also called blood sugar, in your target range. To manage your blood glucose, you need to balance what you eat and drink with physical activity and diabetes medicine if you take any. What you choose to eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are all important in keeping your blood glucose level in the range that your healthcare team recommends.
Becoming more active and making changes in what you eat and drink can seem challenging at first. You may find it easier to start with small changes and get help from your family, friends, and healthcare team. Eating well and being physically active most days of the week can help you keep your blood glucose level, blood pressure, and cholesterol in your target ranges, lose weight or stay at a healthy weight, prevent or delay diabetes problems, feel good, and have more energy.
You may worry that having diabetes means going without foods you enjoy. The good news is that you can still eat your favorite foods, but you might need to eat smaller portions or enjoy them less often. Your health care team will help cr Continue reading

Researchers Are Putting This Potential Diabetes Cure to the Test in a 3-Year-Long Trial

Researchers Are Putting This Potential Diabetes Cure to the Test in a 3-Year-Long Trial

There just might be some very exciting news on the horizon for people with diabetes!
If you’ve suffer from the condition, you’ve likely been warned of the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. And if you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably heard of Verapamil, a rather common blood pressure medication. Well, it’s recently served another purpose: researchers have recently used it to reverse diabetes in mice.
Thanks to a generous 3-year, 2.1 million dollar grant from the Juveneille Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), University of Alabama-Birmingham Comprehensive Diabetes Center researchers will soon begin testing Verapamil on humans with diabetes, in hopes that they can encounter similar results. If successful, the medication would be the first of its kind to actually enhance an individuals beta cell quantity.
In the video below, you’ll see an explanation of the UAB research and how they hope to utilize Verapamil to reverse diabetes.
Take a look to find, and when you’re finished watching, let us know what you think in the comments below! Continue reading

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