Q&A: Patient Advocate, Jorge – Finding Out I had Type 2 Diabetes

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Jorge, a husband, father and small business owner who has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for the past four years. Jorge was previously seeking a healthcare community where he could connect with others and came upon Peer Health where he has been able to enjoy the benefits of…

Valentines Treats for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Do you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything? Does it feel like your mental clarity and health have simply been swept away in the wake of your Type 2 Diabetes? Well, I am here to tell you, that you don’t have to be a victim to your negativity or your seemingly…

Chronic Illness Can Affect Anybody

When you think of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Selena Gomez and Tom Hanks, you never stop and think “chronic illness”. With time, they have all brought their personal health issues to the light and are sharing their story with the world. We now know that Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, Shania Twain…

Type 2 Diabetes Diet for a Healthy Christmas

This Christmas you will have food placed before you. You will have to decide what to put on your plate. If you have Type 2 Diabetes, what can you eat while still maintaining your blood sugar at the correct level? A Type 2 Diabetes diet does not mean you have to give up things you…

Ten Facts You May Not Know about Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Facts about Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Most people with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, meaning that their bodies don’t use insulin properly. Their bodies make more than enough of it, but their cells are resistant to it and do…

How Marriage Affects Diabetes

Marriage can be a wonderful experience and, as it turns out, it may provide more than the traditional benefits for diabetics. New research suggests that married diabetics are less likely to be overweight than those who are not married and suffer from the condition. More specifically, the research finds that it affects men who suffer…

The Surprising Link Between Type 2 Diabetes & Vegetarianism

We are all well-aware that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. We have also been taught that living a healthy lifestyle is the main preventative measure to avoiding the increasingly prevalent Type 2 Diabetes. While the meaning of following a healthy diet may vary from person to…